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Alberto Orozco   CEO & Director
Alberto Orozco holds an MSc from the University of Sonora, Mexico, in collaboration with Saint Mary’s University in Canada. He was also a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University in Earth Science and his academic work was published in Tectonophysics. He also holds the LEAD Certificate in Corporate Innovation from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has 15 years of experience in the mining industry having worked for Linear Gold Corp., Pediment Gold, Argonaut Gold and most recently as the former VP of Corporate Development with Riverside Resources. He has held the roles of Country Manager, Director of Exploration and more recently Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability and has been involved in exploring, developing and permitting a number of +1M Oz gold deposits in Mexico including, Ixhuatán, San Antonio, La Colorada and San Agustín. Alberto has a technical background and is also experienced in leading institutional and government affairs. Alberto is currently the President of the Sonora Mining Cluster in Mexico.

John-Mark Staude Director & Chairman
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.


Arturo Bonillas Director
Mr. Bonillas is an Industrial Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the Mexican mining industry and extensive experience in all aspects of exploration, financing, building and operations. His knowledge and experience with international markets has helped solidify partnerships with long time shareholders and institutions, vested in the mining projects and ventures he has developed. During his 10 year tenure as President of Timmins Gold Corp. (now Alio Gold), he spearheaded the company’s transition from one of exploration and development to a mid-tier gold producer, a crucial strategy in securing several years of positive reserve and resource growth, throughput and production.