Be empowered and energized. Learn how others like you have shaped their futures, their careers, their world — and ours.
Back to All ProfilesReon Curry


Reon Curry

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2011
Transfer Pricing Consultant, EY

Getting Perspective

Curry Goes Beyond Number Crunching

Reon Curry has a passion for travel. He’s visited nine countries, not counting his native Bahamas, where he lived until age four. “Travel gives me a well-rounded, broader perspective on many issues,” he says.

A similar impulse led Reon, who completed high school at age 16, to pursue an MSF after earning a degree in Financial Information and Analysis from Clarkson University. “I gained a lot from my undergraduate experience,” he says, “but I felt that to go far in life I needed to solidify that background.” Owen’s one-year MSF program appealed to him because he could interact with MBAs and take both qualitative and quantitative courses.

A memorable course in game theory with Professor Mike Shor, for example, taught Reon, who says he entered the program with a “quantitative bias,” that “number-crunching isn’t always the best way to solve a problem.” Meanwhile, Owen’s emphasis on social enterprise affirmed his own belief in the importance of community involvement. (During the academic year, he visited elementary schools to teach the importance of good nutrition and exercise as part of a program sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services.)

“Owen strengthened my financial prowess while helping me build strong personal and professional relationships that will carry me through my career,” Reon says. “I have had a great experience.”
Since 1969, Vanderbilt Business has been building a new kind of business leader. The kind who aren't afraid to challenge old ways of thinking. Who don't think they've heard it all before (or pretend they will ever know it all). The persistent kind. People who are ready to work harder and dig deeper, and who put ideas over ego and performance over pedigree.

We attract the kind who are looking not only to succeed in the business world but to shape it for the better. While also shaping their skills, their careers and their futures. All while shaping our own community in ways that make a lasting difference for themselves and others.

You'll find stories here of Vanderbilt Businesspeople, people much like you, who have done all these and more.

We invite you to become a World Shaper yourself. Or to recruit one. And, most of all, to read how Vanderbilt Business has become such a richly shaping experience for so many. Close