Avant is led by a team of proven industry leaders with extensive experience across exploration, production and energy finance.

Our Team


Jacob Nagy Founder & Co-CEO


Skyler Gary Founder & Co-CEO


Pete Williams Chief Financial Officer


Braden Harris SVP of Operations


John Harper SVP of Assets and Exploration


Shelly Albrecht VP of Land and Business Development


Sam Arneson VP of Midstream and Marketing


Shane Kelly VP of Engineering


Sarah Ferreyros Director of Regulatory


Rusty Sandry Senior Operations Manager


Tiffany Sarantinos Senior Landman


Katelyn Dick Senior Title Landman


Chris Leyendecker Senior Landman


Sophia Guerra Senior Landman


Asher Miller Land Administration Manager


Josh Payne Senior Geologist


Jerry Strawn Engineer


Alex Keller Finance Manager


Shailey Oglesby Operations Tech