Board of Directors 
Board of Directors

Benjamin D. Summers

Director
Ben is the founder and managing director of Adagio Group. He has lead Adagio from a single entity real estate investment company in 2005 to become an innovative financial institution providing fund management and boutique investment banking services through its discrete operating structures. Ben has extensive knowledge in quantitative finance, the application of risk engineering principles to residential assets, and private securities transactions. He also has substantial senior management experience within the global energy services sector.

Ben’s transition into energy and finance was preceded by a professional baseball career that began with the San Diego Padres organization. Ben graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in physics having studied music as a second discipline.
Benjamin D. Summers

Stephan P. Piscano

Director
Stephan is responsible for community outreach and educational initatives under Adagio Institute. Stephan has built extremely powerful information distribution infrastructure that has the ability to directly communicate with millions of investors and investment professionals.

Stephan began investing in real estate as a teenager flipping $300 lots in New Mexico online. By age 23, he owned a portfolio of rental properties in California and Nevada. When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, Stephan traded more than 200 single-family homes on eBay! learning how to profit across market cycles. Stephan's passion to pass on what he learned led him to build the largest real estate community on LinkedIn The Real Estate Networking Group and the website ListedBy. Stephan uses his massive platforms to share his knowledge and access with the millions of members in his networks.
Stephan P. Piscano

Arne M. Ray, Esq.

Director
Arne is an attorney and CPA who has practiced tax and oil & gas law for over 35 years in Texas. In addition to his role with Adagio Institute, Arne maintains his position as Managing Partner at Ray & Associates, PLLC in Houston.

Arne received his law degree from the South Texas College of Law and both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Texas Tech University.
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