Management Team

Stephen D. Plumb

Stephen D. Plumb

Chief Executive Officer and President

Steve Plumb is Chief Executive Officer of Pershing Resources Company Inc. He also serves as Treasurer. Mr. Plumb is and has been responsible for the day to day functioning of the Company and its finances for the past 15 years. He has been an investor in the Company and its predecessor companies since 1997 and served as a director of MG Natural Resources from 1998 to 2001 He then re-joined the Board of Directors in 2004 and was named Chief Financial Officer. He was named CEO in 2014 and, has been involved with the Company and its activities for nearly 20 years. 

Mr. Plumb has been in the field of public accounting for the last 40 years, first as a sole proprietor and then as a principal in a large Lansing Michigan firm. He has been involved with taxes and consulting to all types of businesses throughout his career. Mr. Plumb is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of Public Accountants, and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.

Neil D. Novak, P Geo, FGAC

Neil D. Novak, P Geo, FGAC

Director of Exploration

As Director of Exploration, Mr. Novak will oversee and co-manage exploration for the Company’s current portfolio of exploration projects in Arizona and Nevada. In the Director of Exploration role, Mr. Novak is responsible for the design and advancement of exploration programs, and advises the Company on any new acquisitions. Mr. Novak reports to the Board of Directors and will be working closely with Ed Walker Ph.D., P.Geo., the Company’s independent geological consultant along with the rest of Pershing’s Technical Team

Mr. Novak, of Cambridge, Ontario, is a geologist with 4 decades of experience in the junior resource and mining sector in the role of consultant and senior officer for publicly listed junior resource companies. Since graduating from University of Waterloo in 1977, his career as an exploration geologist has covered North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The search for kimberlites in the early 1990’s brought Mr. Novak back to Canada where he discovered several kimberlites in Northern Ontario. At the 2010 Prospectors and Developers Convention in Toronto, Mr. Novak, along with four others, was awarded the Prospectors and Development Association of Canada, (PDAC), Bill Dennis Prospector of the Year Award 2009 for his key role in the discovery the “Ring of Fire” exploration area with its numerous deposits of nickel, copper, zinc and chrome.

Mr. Novak is currently President/CEO/Director of BWR Exploration Inc., a public company on the TSX.V Exchange. He is former President/CEO of Spider Resources Inc. (2005-2010) until the company was taken over in 2010 for an all cash offer of $125 million by Cliffs Natural Resources of Cleveland Ohio. Novak acquired one of the old Spider projects from Cliffs and then launched Black Widow Resources Inc. as a new public company in early 2013 through an IPO, Black Widow changed its name in late 2016 to BWR Exploration Inc..

Mr. Novak is presently a director of one other public company, Cadillac Ventures Inc. and is President of a private family owned consulting business, Nominex Ltd. Mr. Novak is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada (F.G.A.C.).

Joel Adams III

Chief Operating Officer

Joel Adams is Chief Operating Officer of Pershing Resources Company. Mr. Adams is responsible for day to day corporate affairs and overall operations of the Company in conjunction with Mr. Plumb’s role and as Treasurer and CEO. He is primarily focused on logistics, strategic planning and, procuring the necessary capital for the next phase of the company’s development. Mr. Adams has held sales, management and, consulting positions in the fields of fixed income trading, and financial technology over the past 30 years which, included 14 years as a licensed securities professional. Over the course of his career, Mr. Adams has built a strong knowledge base and understanding of public finance, securities regulations and, issuer compliance matters.

Mr. Adams is based in New York and Reno and, joined the Company as Head of Strategic Planning in 2014. He is on the Board of Directors and has served as Corporate Secretary since 2014. He has been an investor in Pershing Resources and, its predecessor companies, since 1988 and, served as a director of MG Natural Resources from 1993 to 1994.

Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  

Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA

Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Levychin serves as Chief Financial Officer for Pershing Resources Company. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant and, is a partner in Galleros Robinson LLP., a certified public accounting and business advisory firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Florida and the Philippines. He is in the firm’s Commercial Audit and Assurance practice where he focuses on both private and publicly held companies. He has over 25 years of accounting, auditing, business advisory services and tax experience working with both privately owned and publicly held entities in various industries including media, entertainment, real estate, mining, manufacturing, not-for-profit, technology, retail, and professional services. His experience also includes expertise with SEC filings, initial public offerings, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Levychin is a member of several organizations including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and, was a founding member of the AICPA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Commission. He is also a member and a former board member of the New York Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (“EO”), a dynamic, global network of more than 14,000 business owners in over 50 countries.

In 2018 Mr. Levychin was a recipient of the 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 Richard was presented with the 2016 Arthur Ashe Leadership Award. In 2015 he was presented by his alma mater Baruch College with the Baruch College Alumni Association’s “Alumni Leadership Award for Business”. In 2013 he received the title of Best Accountant from The New York Enterprise Report and is a past winner of The Network Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award.

He has written articles on a wide range of topics, which have been featured in several periodicals including Dollars and Sense, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Network Journal. He has also conducted seminars on a wide range of business topics including SEC matters and taxation for several organizations including the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, the New York Chapter of the Black Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Learning Annex.

Mr. Levychin is a graduate of Baruch College, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.