Avi Kimelman

Executive Chairman & CEO

Avi Kimelman experience spans over a decade in the financial markets. He is the managing director and founder of Carraway Corporate, a corporate advisory business with significant experience in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and reverse takeovers for various listed companies. He has been a director of a number of publicly listed and unlisted companies in a range of fields in manufacturing, property development, technology, and education, but his prime focus has been in mining exploration and production.

Louie Simens


Louie Simens a decade of experience in micro-cap equities and startup investing, including experience in corporate restructuring, due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to entering the junior resources sector, he owned and operated a successful civil and building construction business, where he gained extensive knowledge of corporate governance and project management. Mr Simens understands the fundamental parameters, strategic drivers and market requirements for growth within the junior resources sector.

Avi Geller

Non–Executive Director

Avi Geller has extensive investment experience and a deep knowledge of corporate finance, including capital markets, venture capital, hybrid, debt and private equity. He served as Chief Investment Officer of Leonite Capital, a family office he co-founded focusing on on real estate and capital markets. Mr. Geller also serves as a director of the real estate company Parkit Enterprise Inc (TSX-V: PKT | OTCQX: PKTEF) and the events and technology company Dealflow Financial Products. He previously served as chairman of Axios Mobile Assets.

Christopher Gerteisen

General Manager, North America

Mr. Christopher Gerteisen as General Manager will manage all aspects of the Estelle Gold project while implementing efficiencies and savings to keep cost per discovery ounce well below industry average.  
Mr Gerteisen has over 20 years of experience as a professional geologist with an extensive record of managing and advancing complex and challenging resource projects across North America, Australia, and Asia.  His work experience spans greenfields through to production stage projects focussed on a wide range of commodities, including gold and copper.  He worked as a geologist on the Carlin Trend in Nevada and on exploration in Alaska with Newmont.  He held senior positions at several projects throughout the goldfields of Western Australia.  As a research geologist with Newmont he worked on the Batu Hijau Porhryry Cu-Au deposit in Indonesia.  Most recently, through his technical contributions and management skills, Mr. Gerteisen played a significant role in the successful start-up, operations, and exploration which resulted in further mine-life extending discoveries at several prominent projects in the Australasian region, including Oxiana’s Sepon and PanAust’s Phu Bia in Laos. Mr. Gerteisen holds a BSc. Geology from the University of Idaho and a MSc. Economic Geology from the Western Australia School of Mines.  He is a dual USA and Australia Citizen based in Alaska and a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. 

Dale Schultz

Technical Lead / Chief Geologist

Dale Schultz has over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry in North and South America. He has a M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Over the years, Mr. Schultz has been the Qualified Person (QP) for a number of projects including Solex Resources’ Pilunani and Macusani projects in Peru, Channel Resources’ El Mozo project in Central Ecuador, Aurelians’ Bonza-Penus resource campaign on the Condor Project in Central Ecuador, Majescors’ Douvray porphyry copper-gold project in Haiti, and spent time at Battle Mountains’ Kori Kollo mine in Bolivia. Mr. Schultz has also extensive experience in a number of other gold mining operations in Canada, and brings with him invaluable experience ranging from initial exploration stages through to underground and open pit mine production of large gold systems.

Brian Youngs

Head of Exploration and Logistics

Brian Youngs heads exploration and logistics at Nova. He is a Certified Technician with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Mr Youngs completed with Honors a diploma in Mining Engineering Technician and post-diploma in Geographic Information Systems (Applications Specialist Program).  He has a robust understanding of geology, mineralogy and mineral processing and was awarded for excellence in the subject of Geology.