PRESIDENT / CEO
John-Mark Staude holds a Ph.D. in economic geology and has over 20 years of diverse mining and exploration experience in precious and base metals. He earned a Masters of Science from Harvard University in 1989 and a Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Arizona in 1995. Mr. Staude held positions of increasing responsibility with a number of major international mining companies including Kennecott, BHP-Billiton, and most recently Teck Cominco. He also worked with smaller commodity-focused companies like Magma Copper Company and consulted to private investment groups. Mr. Staude's extensive Latin America mineral resource experience began in Mexico and then extended through South America.
Recently, Mr. Staude has ventured into Europe and Asia initiating companies and managing successful exploration programs in Turkey, Romania and China. Mr. Staude has been successful in creating shareholder value through discoveries of gold and copper in Mexico, Peru and Turkey. He has located additional resources in known districts and helped convert discoveries into new mining operations. His technical and managerial experience spans more than 30 countries in diverse geologic environments. Through Riverside Resources, Mr. Staude will continue to build strong portfolios and profitable businesses through prospect generation, early stage partnering and drill discoveries.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Scott has over 17 years of professional experience in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, and merchant and commercial banking. He is a C.A., a CFA Charterholder and earned a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Scott has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Riverside Resources Inc. since March 2007 and prior to that, Mr. Scott worked at a private Vancouver-based merchant bank and a major Canadian bank in its commercial banking division and merchant banking subsidiary. He earned his C.A. designation in 1998 while working in corporate tax, accounting and assurance at a Vancouver-based accounting firm, and in 2002, he qualified for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
VICE PRESIDENT of EXPLORATION
Mr. Davies earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from Edinburgh University in 1995 and a Masters in Mineral Exploration in 1996 from Leicester University. Since then, Mr. Davies has had 15 years of international experience as an exploration geologist with a focus on gold, as well as base metals, diamonds and tantalum. He has managed exploration projects for various junior mining companies, in the Arctic, Asia, Middle East and Africa, in addition to major companies such as Teck Cominco and, most recently, Anglogold Ashanti. Prior to his joining the Riverside team, Mr. Davies spent 4 years in China working for Jinshan Gold and then for Anglogold Ashanti as Principal Geologist in Beijing. Within Riverside, Mr. Davies manages various exploration initiatives throughout North America.
Mr. Davies is a designated Qualified Person, member of AIG, and has wide-ranging H&S, Security and Community skills.
David Smith has been in the minerals exploration business for over 20 years. His experience spans the exploration industry and includes work in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, and China on a wide range of ore deposits with particular emphasis on gold and precious metals. He has worked as Chief Geologist and VP Exploration for a number of junior exploration companies. Dave excels at careful geologic observations and their synthesis in understanding ore-forming systems, which he applies to his principal focus at Riverside: ensuring high-quality geologic exploration work. Dave holds a BA from Carleton College, 1986; a MS from the University of Oregon, 1995; and a MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, 2007. He is a published author in Economic Geology, and received a Reviewer of the Year award from Mineralium Deposita. Dave is a Qualified Person as a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
Country Manager, Mexico
Mr. Villanueva brings with him more than 20 years of mining industry experience, and has been involved in the operations, financial management and business development activities of private and public mining companies operating in Canada, Mexico and Peru. He earned a B.Sc. from the University of Lima, Peru, a DBA-Natural Resources Management from the University of Toronto and a MBA from Concordia University in Montreal. Prior to joining Riverside Resources, he co-founded a privately-held exploration company, headquartered in Victoria, BC, Canada, where he acted as President and Director of the corporation.
G.I.S. DEPT. MANAGER AND EXPLORATION COORDINATOR
Mr. Connor received an honors degree in geographic science from the University of Western Ontario, followed by an advanced diploma in Geographic Information Systems from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Connor further developed his G.I.S. skill sets at companies such as BHP Billiton and Golder Associates before joining Riverside at its inception in 2007. He currently serves as Riverside’s Exploration Coordinator and G.I.S. department manager. Mr. Connor has kept Riverside at the forefront of geographic technology and has contributed to the Company’s overall success through 3D analysis, drill hole and ore-body visualization, remote sensing analysis, and various other exploration targeting techniques.
CORPORATE Development MANAGER
Mr. Lang earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University, graduating with distinction. He was also an honours student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he earned his Marketing Management diploma. Mr. Lang brings a contemporary skill set to his position with more than seven years of marketing, sales, and business development experience across a number of different sectors. Mr. Lang is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive investor relations program, and for communicating with both retail and institutional investors globally, and for generating and assessing new corporate growth opportunities.
Mr. Dare has served as the Corporate Secretary since March 2008 and manages the Company's external reporting and corporate compliance. He works closely with external partners and service providers in the areas of Legal, Transfer Agency, Audit, Banking and Insurance which allows him to deliver timely information to Directors and Senior Officers. Before joining Riverside he started his financial career working at a major Canadian bank in its personal banking division.
Mr. Dare earned a Bachelor’ s of Arts Degree from Simon Fraser University with a major in Humanities.