Jason R. Currie
of Etobicoke, Ontario, Daegan A. Gonyer of Madrid, N.Y., Michael Sarafin of Houston, Texas, and Allison Piper Wall of Katy, Texas, have all received the Woodstock Award from their alma mater, Clarkson University
Left to right: Clarkson University President Tony Collins; award winners Jason R. Currie, Michael Sarafin and Daegan Gonyer; and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky. Not present for photo: Allison Piper Wall.
Jason R. Currie
Jason R. Currie, managing director at Conundrum Capital of Toronto, received a bachelor of science degree in finance from Clarkson in 1994 and a master of business administration degree from Cornell University in 1997.
While at Clarkson, Currie was a goalie on the men's hockey team from 1990 to 1994.
was one of the top netminders in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
was a part of two ECAC Tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament showings, including a Frozen Four berth in 1991.
was an ECAC All-Star and Academic All-American.
was selected as a Hartford Whalers draft choice in 1991.
overall record was 44-25-10, including four shutouts.
Upon graduation, Currie began his career in private equity as a member of Deutsche Banc Alex Brown's Private Equity Funds Group, placing fund interests with U.S. and Canadian institutional clients.
He moved on to executive director with CIBC World Markets where he helped manage CIBC's portfolio of externally managed private equity partnerships and was also responsible for CIBC Oppenheimer's $125 million Private Equity Fund of Funds.
Currie then worked as a partner with the Private Funds Group of Bear Stearns (formerly Crane Capital) with responsibility for placing fund interests with institutional investors across Canada and the eastern United States.
Currently, he is a managing director at Conundrum Capital, a real estate focused private equity firm based in Toronto where he is responsible for fundraising and serves as president of Conundrum's industrial division, Bartley Commercial Real Estate.
has been a loyal supporter of Clarkson
and has assisted in various fundraising efforts for the hockey program.
Most recently, he
organized and chaired the Hockey Pride Fund
, which resulted in the highly successful "Take a Locker" project.
In May 2008, Currie was elected to the Clarkson board of trustees, where he serves on the external affairs and investment committees.
resides in Etobicoke, Ontario, with his
wife, Victoria, and three sons, Nick, Jack and Tommy
Left to right: Clarkson University President Tony Collins; award winners Jason R. Currie, Michael Sarafin and Daegan Gonyer; and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Steve Newkofsky.