After graduating from Boston College in 1971, John V. Murphy began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

In 1977, the certified public accountant became one of the original eight founders of Liberty Financial Companies Inc., where he worked for 16 years as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Murphy next led various businesses for MassMutual Financial Group, including its 401(k), defined benefit, annuity, international and trust businesses. In 1993, he helped launch Concert Capital, an institutional investment management subsidiary of MassMutual, and became executive vice president and chief operating officer when it was merged into David L. Babson & Co. in 1995, now named Babson Capital Management LLC.

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