Adam Seessel graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and began his professional career as a newspaper reporter in North Carolina. Seessel won the George Polk Award for environmental reporting in 1990 and in 1995, Seessel took his research skills to Wall Street. He worked for Sanford C. Bernstein, Baron Capital, and Davis Selected Advisers before starting his own firm, Gravity Capital Management, which manages money for high-net worth individuals and institutions.
Since beginning a record of stock-market performance while at Davis Funds in mid-2000, Seessel has beaten the S&P 500 index after fees. In addition to running Gravity, Seessel is a regular contributor for both Barron’s and Fortune magazines. Married and with one grown son who works as a software engineer, Seessel and his wife, an artist, live in Manhattan.