Former CEO of CCMP Stephen Murray Passes on at 52

The former president of CCMP Capital (a private equity firm) Stephen Murray died at 52. He was an excellent CEO and helped the firm in establishing a new and unique identity with investors. While he was Leading CCMP, the firm managed to raise a $3.6 billion fund. Mr. Murray was a terrific dealmaker and investor and most of his career was spent in Private Equity. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital: and

Stephen Murray left his company position a month earlier to the day of his death because of “healthy reasons”, his former firm reported. He had worked at CCMP including the other predecessor companies since 1989. During that time, the firm was called Chase Capital Partners and was later called JPMorgan Partners when J.P.Morgan bought it. The firm became one of the largest private equity firms in the world for some time. In 2006, the group spun out, and Mr. Murray was declared the CEO in 2007. He succeeded the group founder, Mr. Jeff Walker.

Murray graduated with a degree in economics from Boston College in 1984. He later went for further studies at Columbia Business School where he earned a Business Administration master’s degree in 1989. Read more: This Old Thing? Private Equity Honcho Drops Little Place Uptown for $11M

After graduating with a degree in economics, Murray worked at a credit analyst training program at a company known as Manufacturer Hanover Corporation in 1984.

He later joined MH Equity Corporation in 1989. Chemical Bank purchased Manufacturers Hanovers in 1991, and that was when Chemical Ventures merged with MH Equity – you can get to read more: The Exponential Growth of CCMP Capital Under Stephen Murray’s Leadership

. In 1996, Chase Manhattan Corporation merged with Chemical Bank and then Chemical Ventures Partners was called Chase Capital Partners.

Other than being CCMP’S CEO, Murray served on other major companies’ boards including Generac Power Systems, Aramark, AMC Entertainment, Pinnacle Foods, Warner Chilcott, Cabela’s, and Legacy Hospital Partners.

Stephen Murray was also a philanthropist. He supported a foundation known as Make-A-Wish of Metro New York, Stamford Museum, Boston College and the Columbia Business School.

Lime Crime Gains Popularity on Instagram


According to a recent article on PR Newswire, this past month ambitious makeup brand Lime Crime reached a high number of two million Instagram followers. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lime Crime Doe Deere seemed rather optimistic about the on-going development, and was glad to have the opportunity to use her imagination and creativity to promote her products through Instragram, and social media in general.

Deere was born and raised in Russia and lived out her late teen years in New York City. Before taking off with her makeup art she started as a musician; however, she had a basic concept in her mind long before she ever invented Lime Crime. She even owned a little temporary tattoo business when she lived in Russia, and these jobs helped her greatly in business and entrepreneurial affairs later. It was her passion for vibrant, bright colors that inspired her to eventually start her makeup business in 2008.

Since then, Deere has often spoken avidly about the importance of freedom and expressing one’s own feelings as he or she sees fit. According to her, makeup and fashion are crucial forms of self-expression. She sells her makeup on her Lime Crime website, especially lipsticks and eye makeup. Lime Crime is also the brain behind the website’s “on lip” lipstick swatch, which shows lipstick color on the lips themselves as opposed to simply smeared on paper.

The article stated that Lime Crime often receives posts of different looks by fans or “unicorns” as Deere calls them, who have used Lime Crime products. Many of these posts also end up on the Lime Crime website,, so that people who are either skeptical or considering the products can see how they look on genuine customers. Deere said that she was glad the company has the advantage of using Instagram, as it helps customers to see an accurate representation of how a product will look. She said she is also happy to see how fans of Lime Crime have used its products with their own creativity to share new looks and ideas.

Those who are interested in Lime Crime products can follow the brand at @limecrimemakeup on Instagram.

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Sam Tabar Appointed Head of FullCycle Energy

Sam Tabar was appointed to FullCycle Energy as Chief Operating Officer responsible for fund management. Tabar says he looks forward to working with senior management on moving away from fuels that pollute to more environmentally friendly ones. He has overseen finances for companies during most of his career. At Merrill Lynch he was responsible for providing fund managers an introduction to different investments like endowments, foundations, pensions, funds, and family offices.

He was co-head of marketing at the Sparx Group the largest independent fund in Asia Pacific. There he managed all aspects of the global marketing department. He worked as an attorney for a two large law firms and held a Masters of Law from Columbia Law School and Bachelors of Art from Oxford University.

FullCycle Energy is a company that raises money for new technology that disposes of garbage or waster. At the time the device generates energy. FullCycle Energy and Synova have built a device that helps companies convert trash to syn-gas or energy. It generates clean gas and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Many developing countries need waste solutions so this is a global problem. Conventional incinerators are built for waster destruction. They burn trash or garbage. Hydrocarbons are left in the gas fumes that are toxic to humans.

They devices are not incinerators and manage waste differently. Waste is treated in a waste recovery center. Glass, rocks and metals are sorted, dried and shredded into refuse derived fuel. It is put into a gasifier where the fuel is heated and turned into a gas for energy. The gas is cleaned before it is burned.

Sam Tabar knows how to speak English, French, and Japanese. With many years of experience handling company finances he is an asset to FullCycle Energy. His hobbies are traveling and hosting events. He received a Bachelor of Art from Oxford University.   Be sure to also follow Sam’s personal endeavors on GoFundMe, where he’s trying to raise money for AWI.

Direct Selling Experts QNet Drive Community Programs

The direct selling industry is one I have been increasingly interested in as I have looked for new areas of business to invest in, which has eventually led me to look into the different companies that are offering multi level marketing options for people around the world. The company I have been most impressed with as my research has moved on is QNet, a relative newcomer to the direct selling industry that is based in Hong Kong and offers products across the continent of Asia; QNet was established in 1998 by former IBM employee Vijay Eswaran whose hands on approach sees him provide training sessions for new employees of the company.

Other aspects of the company are just as impressive and make it simple for me to known I should become a part of the QNet family; I feel a company that takes its commitment to the local community as seriously as QNet does is one I should learn as much as possible about.

After making an impact in India as a major supplier of healthy lifestyle and luxury goods the QNet family has looked to develop a series of programs and charitable foundations that provide a better standard of living for people across Asia. Among the programs that have been created by QNet are a clean water program based upon funding being provided for schools across India and a school for children with disabilities established by QNet in the United Arab Emirates. The company looks to provide a number of options for those who feel they would like to lead an active lifestyle and has recently been undertaking an educational program designed to warn QNet customers of the many problems the epidemic of obesity is causing around the world.

Beauty Writer Tries WEN Cleansing Conditioner for Limp Hair

Chaz Dean has been a popular stylist for years now, and if it’s a question about hair, he has the answers. Maybe that’s why his unique WEN cleansing conditioners are loved around the world by women who are seeking luxurious, strong hair. blogger Emily McClure was looking to give her fine, sad locks a major boost, so she tried a WEN 7-day challenge.
The cleansing conditioners by WEN do not contain shampoo, which mean the formulas are free of nasty detergents and other harmful hair chemicals. This cleansing system acts as a shampoo, conditioner, de-tangler and leave-in treatment all-in-one. It’s a great way to restore gloss and manageability to hair, so Emily chose the sephora sold FIG formula.

Emily snapped selfies of her hair every day after using and not using WEN. Emily admits that she went off the WEN routine by skipping a wash one day and also switching up the times she got in the shower with the product. When she did use the thick, aromatic cleansing conditioner, she enjoyed the volume her tresses developed. She used about 10 pumps of the WEN formula for her medium long hair.

Emily and the Guthy Renker website advises consumers to stick to the daily morning WEN washes to ensure the product’s best effectiveness. She likes to shower at night and tried going off the routine once, only to watch her hair get greasy and limp within hours. She also skipped a wash altogether, and she felt her locks looked limp.

Emily said she would try WEN again, if she could stick to the program the proper way. Learn more:

Kyle Bass is a Pin Used By Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner To Pop Wall Street

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is a socialist despot in Argentina. She runs the country. Or, rather, she abuses the country and says she runs it. The woman is terrible with money. She has defaulted Argentina two times in only thirteen years–that’s the kind of leadership so bad it’s going to be taught in high school classrooms indefinitely. And Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds the leash which extends to Kyle Bass as UsefulStooges was first to report, her financial pit-bull on Wall Street.

Kyle Bass has a long history of deliberately undermining successful financial institutions with backhanded tactics for the purpose of making money. He runs a hedge fund in Texas, and he also runs an organization called CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. CAD uses political pressure to push pharmaceuticals into lowering drug prices. This drops their stock value, and Kyle Bass short sells his holdings, skipping away with tidy sums as often as he can.

Before this, his big claim to fame came from predicting America’s sub-prime lending market would collapse. Here’s the thing: he may have been one of the initiating factors to begin that collapse. Make no mistake, the collapse would have happened with or without Bass–it happened because banks were trading mortgage-backed securities that had no real money behind them; only empty space. You can’t build a house of cards and expect it to stand forever. But Kyle Bass is like a dog on a leash running to that stack of cards and just tearing it up.

Bass did this in March of 2012 when he let slip information to a journalist regarding his previous employer, Bear-Stearns. The journalist then asked a chief executive of Bear-Stearns what his reaction to Goldman-Sachs’ reluctance to accept the “counterparty risk” of Bear-Stearns was. Of course, this was blown out of proportion. At the very time the CSPAN interview was taking place, Goldman-Sachs was sending an e-mail validating the transaction in question. But that didn’t matter, because the damage was done.

Was this done accidentally, or is it part of a bigger plan? Is it possible Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been training pit-bull Bass for just this sort of financial dog-fight? Outlandish as that may sound, it is a contention borne by evidence.

Endeavors of Fabletics to Expand Brand

Since founders, Kate Hudson, Don Ressler, and Adam Goldenberg launched their Twitter page in 2013, the brand has expanded its collections to include menswear and dresses for women. Fabletics has added two collections for men; Pro?s Picks and the Hero Pieces. According to Elite Daily, the brand is launching a collection of womenÕs swimwear on April 12th. Hudson described the swimwear as Òsexy, stylish and comfortable for all body-types.? The Dress Shop Collection was launched on April 1st and includes dresses and rompers.

The new swimwear collection comprises of bikinis and one-pieces in a variety of colors and designs. Kate Hudson designed the swimwear and chose high quality material thatÕs recyclable and durable. The collection will be available in sizes from extra-extra small to extra-extra large. The entire swimwear collection will be available on Fabletics online store soon. Presently, Fabletics merchandise is marketed in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, France, and Spain.

Fabletics is accomplishing its mission of expanding the brand with diversity of styles and trends for active adults. The collections & trends now includes the Dress Shop, Festive Ready, Away We Go, KateÕs Picks for Fitness, Pro?s Picks, and the Hero Pieces. Consumers are offered an exclusive membership with free shipping on the first order and all purchases thereafter over $49.95.

In the United States, consumers are allowed to make exchanges absolutely free of charge. For new members only, purchase an entire outfit for only $25. The menswear line includes outfits with combinations of polo & pants, polo & cargo shorts, crew tee & utility pants, and polo & shorts. The outfits for women are for yoga, running, gym, and work-out. Select a variety of tops and bottoms, including tanks, sports bras, leggings, pants, shorts, skirts, crops and capris.

Fabletics brings into 2016 Spring season, fabulous swimwear for women of every size according to Wikipedia. The co-founders of Fabletics had affordability and luxury in mind when designing active-wear, casual-wear, and sportswear for men and women. In the beginning of April, the brand introduced its dress wear to the world and very soon, its swimwear for women will be available internationally and are available at:

Venezuela is Worried About Electric and Water Shortage

This crisis could bring about a stress of epic proportions. Blackouts are happening everywhere in the city and disrupting the citizen’s lives. This is a stressful situation for the people of Venezuela to be in, especially as the energy crisis is not being efficiently managed.

Venezuela currently has only one energy source, and that is the current state government. Reports from Osio say the government cannot keep up with the countries’ needs for electric.

In addition to the electric being at risk of being shut off randomly, citizens are also worried about their dwindling water supply.

Currently, it is unclear whether or not the situation in Venezuela will get better, as the situation right now is due in part to the unstable government, which does not show signs of improvement.

If you are interested, you can read more by David Osio and the situation here.