Benjamin D. Summers
Recognizing the strengths of real estate as an investment vehicle, Ben founded Adagio on the unique investment strategies he developed to mitigate risk and capture value appreciation. In addition to real estate, Ben has significant senior management experience within the energy services sector managing large-scale infrastructure development projects in Africa and developing global markets for innovative drilling technologies. Throughout his energy services tenure, Ben achieved high profit margins while managing up to half-billion dollar budgets. His move into the energy services arena was preceded by a professional baseball career begun via the San Diego Padres organization.
Ben graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics having studied music (theory & composition / piano performance) as a second discipline. In 2010, Ben founded Adagio's philanthropic arm, Adagio Institute, Inc. He is currently a Florida licensed real estate professional and Realtor with the designation of Certified Financing Specialist ("CFS").
Karl R. Moore
Prior to joining Adagio, Karl worked for the half-billion dollar alternative asset management firm Summit Private Investments ("SPI"). There, Karl actively engaged in all levels of the investment process, working closely with the firm’s principals to manage the risk/reward profile of the portfolio. Karl began his career in financial services with UBS. At UBS, he advised private clients and institutions regarding their respective portfolios. Before his move to investment management, he served as a consulting attorney to multiple publicly traded companies during securities-related investigations and litigation.
Karl received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his B.S. in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Mississippi College.
Mark D. Davis
Real Estate Attorney
Mark started his own firm in 1994, Andrews & Davis, PA, establishing himself as one of the most knowledgeable and successful real estate attorneys in Northwest Florida. Mark graduated with his Bachelors degree from Florida State University in 1984 before earning his Juris Doctorate from the FSU College of Law in 1988.