Position: Founder, President and CEO
Mr. Ridgway is a successful prospector and mining financier, gaining his initial experience with grass roots mineral exploration. Starting out as a prospector in the Yukon Territory in the 70's, Simon and the teams under his guidance have discovered gold deposits in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua and silver deposits in Mexico. Simon is a founder and the Chairman of Fortuna Silver Mines, and Founder and CEO of Medgold Resources and Focus Ventures.
Mr. Bales has 20 years of financial reporting experience in mining and information technology industries. He currently serves as CFO for several public junior exploration companies with operations in Canada, the U.S,. Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Bales holds a Bachelor of Management degree with a major in accounting.
Position: Exploration Manager
Bruce Smith, Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology from Otago University, New Zealand and MEng Water and Environmental Resources, IHE Delft, Netherlands. Bruce has been exploring for more than 20 years in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and South America. He has participated in gold discoveries in Guinea, Guatemala and Nicaragua and led the team that discovered the 200Moz Ag eq Chinchillas deposit in Argentina.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Sally has over 20 years experience in corporate compliance and securities regulations, and handles Radius' corporate regulatory work. Before joining the Gold Group, she spent six years working as a corporate securities legal assistant in a major Vancouver law firm. She has completed the Canadian Securities Course and is Corporate Secretary of the companies in the Gold Group. Sally has worked with Simon since 1994.
Position: General Manager, Latin America
Pedro Garcia Varela, a Venezuelan citizen, graduated as forestry engineer at the Universidad de Los Andes in Venezuela. Pedro specializes in mining-related activities and has worked in the Latin American mining industry for 20 years, handling land, environmental and legal issues for North American companies. He is a director of the mining chambers of several Latin American countries. Pedro has worked with Simon and been an important member of the team since 1994, managing public and community relations for Radius.