Board of Directors
Founder and Chairman
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 of Fortuna Silver Mines and the CEO of Volcanic Gold Mines.
Director, President and CEO
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.
Mario Szotlender holds a degree in international relations and is fluent in several languages. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public companies over the past 25 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relations within the investment community. He has been involved in various mineral exploration and development joint ventures (precious metals and diamonds) in Central and South America, including heading several mineral operations in Venezuela, such as Las Cristinas in the 1980's.
Mario was President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President. In addition to being a Director of Radius, Mario is a Director of Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX and NYSE) and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX and NYSE). He also consults to other public companies and to several private exploration companies.
Bradford Cooke is a professional geologist and entrepreneur with over 35 years experience in the mining industry. He has participated in the discovery of several mineral deposits, including uranium in Labrador, gold and tungsten in B.C., gold in Suriname and silver in Mexico. Brad received his B.Sc. Geology (Honors) degree in 1976 and a M.Sc. Geology degree in 1984. From 1976 to 1987, he worked as a project geologist for Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals, Chevron Minerals and as a geological consultant to junior mining companies. He founded Canarc Resource Corp. in 1988 and Endeavour Silver Corp. in 2003. Today, Canarc is developing one of the largest high grade gold deposits in western Canada and Endeavour operates three silver-gold mines in Mexico.
William Katzin is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce and Law degree. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. William has been a partner in private practice with a Vancouver firm of Chartered Accountants since 1986 and has experience working with resource and exploration companies.