Management Team

Management Team

Edward Karr

President, CEO, and Chairman

Edward Karr is the founder of several investment management and investment banking firms based in Geneva, Switzerland and has been active in the natural resource industry for years. Mr. Karr was a Founder and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pershing Gold Corp (PGLC _ Nasdaq). Mr. Karr is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Levon Resources (LVN - TSX) In 2004, Futures Magazine named Mr. Karr as one of the world's Top Traders. He is a past contributor to CNBC and has been quoted in numerous financial publications. Mr. Karr worked for Prudential Securities in the United States and has been in the financial services industry for over twenty years.

Dave Mathewson

VP, Head of Exploration

Dave Mathewson is a geologist-explorer with 35 years of exploration experience in Nevada alone. Notable discoveries made while Head of Newmont Nevada's Exploration team from 1989 through 2001 include: Tess, Northwest Rain, Saddle and South Emigrant in the Rain mining district. From 1999-2001 Mathewson-led team made important deposit extension discoveries at Newmont's Gold Quarry and Mike deposits. Most recently his work at Gold Standard Ventures led to the consolidation of the Railroad-Pinion district and the North Bullion & Bald Mountain discoveries.

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Neil Whitmer

Operations Manager

Mr. Whitmer joined Gold Standard Ventures in 2012. He advises Gold Standard in operational and regulatory matters relating to acquisition, due diligence, title review, permitting and maintenance of mineral and surface rights required to support exploration. He is experienced in land acquisition and lease agreements, as well as permitting projects on public and private property with state and federal agencies. He also enjoys going to the field and hitting the outcrops when time allows. Prior to joining Gold Standard, Mr. Whitmer practiced law in Colorado for four years. He acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Indiana University in 2002 and a Master of Science degree in geology from the University of Tennessee in 2005. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2008. Mr. Whitmer is admitted to practice law in Colorado and Nevada.

David Rector

Chief Operating Officer, Secretary

Since 1985, Mr. Rector has been the Principal of The David Stephen Group, which provides enterprise consulting services to emerging and developing companies in a variety of industries.  From November 2012 through January 2014, Mr. Rector  served as the CEO and President of Valor Gold. From February 2012 through January 2013, Mr. Rector served as the VP Finance & Administration of Pershing Gold Corp.

Robert DelAversano

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

Robert DelAversano presently serves as Director of Financial Reporting and Taxation of Brio Financial Group, where he has worked for the past six years. Mr. DelAversano consults with various public companies in financial reporting, internal control development and evaluation, budgeting and forecasting. Prior to joining Brio Financial Group, Mr. DelAversano was a manager at Bartolomei Pucciarelli, LLC where he oversaw the Accounting and Tax practice. Mr. DelAversano holds a Bachelor of Science from Rider University.