Mr. Novak (Cambridge, Ontario) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Widow.
Mr. Novak is a highly experienced professional geologist and mining executive with over 30 years of experience in the junior resource sector. He is a director of Cadillac Ventures Inc. and is the past President/CEO of Spider Resources Inc. He was President/CEO of Spider from June 2005 until the takeover of Spider by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. in August 2010, and remained as President thereof until December 31, 2010 at which time he resigned. Mr. Novak is also President of a personal service corporation, Nominex Ltd., a Canadian based private company involved in exploration management and consulting; and is also VP Exploration for a private company, Hard-Rock Mineral Development Inc., withprojects in Mexico.
Mr. Novak obtained a B.Sc. (Earth Sciences) from the University of Waterloo and he holds the designation P.Geo., as granted by the Association of ProfessionalGeoscientists of Ontario. He was co-recipient of the Bill Dennis, Prospector of the Year Award in 2010 presented by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, for his involvement in the discovery of the ‘Ring of Fire’ mineral exploration and development area of Northern Ontario.