Eric visited his first mining property, Avino Mines in Durango, Mexico, in 1987. He and his father have visited over 150 mining properties in 27 countries all over the world, with emphasis on all of the major trends in Nevada’s mining districts. Mr. Radez attended Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis.
In 1999, Eric started Indy Import Performance, a retail automotive tuning shop. In 2003 he moved on to become a stock broker for a NYSE member firm and began operating the Chicago Natural Resource Conference. In 2007, Eric helped build Global Resource Expos, whose goal is to create awareness of the role that investing in natural resources plays in a properly diversified portfolio. He spearheads placements for both private and public companies, with a focus on the natural resource sector. He has developed a diverse skillset that only the school of hard knocks can provide.
Mr. Radez is also a strict conservationist. He started the Indiana Catfish Conservation Association, which is responsible for enacting new regulations to protect large catfish from commercial harvest.
Richard Radez has spent his 30 years in the brokerage industry recommending people invest 10% of their portfolios in natural resource related investments – to hedge against worldwide political and economic uncertainties. He has visited over 300 mining properties in 12 countries and 18 states. Mr. Radez is a graduate of Purdue University and the Wharton Business School S.I.A. Forum.
In 1975, he started the Walk Jog Run for the American Heart Association at the Indianapolis 500-mile Race Track. That event became the prototype for all fund raising foot races in the United States. In 1985, he raised funds and built the first public playground for handicapped children in Eagle Creek Municipal Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both Richard and Senator Dick Lugar were the co-founders of The Indianapolis Jogging Club. He has been an AAU basketball coach for 20 years. Over the years, teams he has coached have won 4 national championships. Some of his former players are now in the N.F.L. and N.B.A. In 1989, he successfully completed the Vermont 100 mile Mountain Endurance Run and is a founding member of the Indy Mini-Marathon, the largest ½ marathon in America.
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