Being in business is very hard work. If you are going to enter the field of business, you must be truly prepared to confront many challenges. This is something I’ve known in my long career in the business field. As someone who is devoted to helping my clients, I’ve learned so much from others.
One of the people who taught me so much is the late Stephen P. Murray. Murray is someone we will all miss. His devotion to the world of business was a marvel to behold. It was also equaled by his devotion to acting as ethically as possible at all times.
Learning From Him
I met Stephen Murray when I was in business school. My aim at business school was to get a master’s degree that would help me learn about all aspects of running a business. This was an aim that he shared when we took classes together in New York City at Columbia Business School.
His insights when we were taking classes together were very useful. Thanks to his help, I was able to learn a great deal both from him and from the classes that we entered. This is one of many reasons why I was saddened to hear of his passing. I knew that he valued education and loved to expand his base of knowledge as much as I do.
The Credit Analyst Training Program
After our graduation from business school, we both decided that the next step was the banking industry. I quickly found a home in one of the major banks with him.
We would see each other periodically, to have coffee and check how things were going in our lives. When I realized that I wanted to leave and start my own business rather than continue with the program, he was even more supportive.
When I branched out, Stephen Murray quickly reached out to me after I left. He was always there for me with lots of useful advice at all times. I was able to turn to him for help and figure out how best to proceed.
He was also helpful in helping me find sources of finance for both the initial idea and later on when I decided the time was ripe for an expansion into new markets.