PRESIDENT / CEO / DIRECTOR
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.
DIRECTORJames Clare has a corporate commercial and securities law practice, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, focused on assisting clients in the mining and oil and gas sectors. His transactional experience includes domestic and cross-border public and private corporate finance transactions representing issuers and underwriters as well as merger and acquisitions transactions. He also advises public issuers on general corporate and securities law matters including stock exchange listings, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance issues. James is a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Wendy has over 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurial and global companies such as Zijin Mining, Skeena Resources, HPX/Cordova, Roxgold, Sunridge, Novo Resources, Vendetta and VR Resources. She has profitably managed businesses with full P&L responsibilities and/or completed key projects ranging from $2-250MM. She has devised strategic plans at Fortune 500 companies and has led negotiations and cross-functional teams in corporate development, marketing, strategic alliances, and product portfolio management. During her time at Moxie Strategy Inc., a boutique strategy, business development, deal structuring and mergers and acquisition firm that she founded more than a decade ago, she has worked on key development projects in Canada, United States, Eritrea, Cambodia, Colombia, Australia and Africa. Moxie works with several Hedge Funds and Private Equity in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America; as well as mining companies seeking investment and acquisition targets in the copper and gold space. Often it is retained to wear a corporate development hat for the client company, working on strategy and business development, facilitating acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and financing. She has a BSc. from University of British Columbia, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from McGill University and an ICD.D, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and a few Asian languages and is conversant in East-West cultures, which has enabled her to have successfully led many cross-cultural business development projects.
DIRECTORWalter is currently President of Frontline Gold Corporation, holds a BA in Political Science/Economics, and has several years’ experience in the finance and mining industries. He served with CIBC, BNP Paribas, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he managed portfolios and arranged project financing totaling over $1 billion.
Since 2003, he has since held executive positions with Tiberon Minerals, Royal Nickel Corporation, Alturas Minerals, and Satori Resources Inc. He currently holds various Chairman, Audit Committee Chairman and Director roles, in the following companies: Alexandria Minerals Corporation, Alturas Minerals Corp., Merrex Gold Corp, and Platinex Inc. Mr. Henry has completed the requirements of the CFA program and Institute of Corporate Directors - Director Education Program.
Mr. Ladner is an MBA graduate from the University of St. Gallen and was Executive Vice President of Coutts & Co AG between 1964 and 1992. He was a co-founder and managing director of RP&C International, London/New York/Zurich, an investment Banking Boutique, and served as the non-executive chairman of Bank Austria (Switzerland) Ltd. He is also a former member of the Swiss Admissions Commission - Listing on Swiss Stock Exchanges and of the Capital Market Commission of the Swiss National Bank. He is a Swiss citizen, married with four grown children and supporting several charitable organizations.