Mr. Murphy is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the Discovery Group, established in 2002. Mr. Murphy was previously the Director of Public Equities in the Private Capital division of Piper Jaffray & Co. Mr. Murphy joined Piper Jaffray in 1997 as a senior member of the Firm’s global Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions Group, leading numerous public and private company transactions. He was appointed to the Firm’s Valuation and Fairness Opinion Council. Mr. Murphy was previously a Vice President in investment banking with J.P. Morgan & Co. and a Vice President in the Corporate Finance Group at Price Waterhouse LLP. Prior to investment banking, he worked for several years as a management consultant.
Mr. Murphy graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois with a bachelor degree in engineering and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.