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.
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.
Ron has 30 years of work experience in the minerals industry, primarily focused on generating and evaluating exploration properties. Ron most recently worked at Centerra Gold Inc. as VP of Exploration. Prior to this, he held the positions of VP, Exploration and Chief Geologist at Silver Standard Resources Inc. where he contributed to discoveries that resulted in the definition of a world-class silver resource at the Pitarrilla project in Durango, Mexico and major gold resources forming the Snowfield and Brucejack deposits in northern British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Silver Standard in 2004, Ron had worked since 1989 as an exploration geologist for Teck Resources Ltd. and its predecessors, focused on target generation and property evaluations in Canada, Mexico and South America.
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.
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.