Fritz is a Director at Centri Business Consulting. He brings more than 36 years of accounting, finance, and other experience in the mining industry, ranging from small exploration companies to large-scale international mining operations, predominantly in the coal and gold sectors. Additionally, he brings nearly 10 years of accounting and finance experience in commercial and residential real estate development. He joined Centri in January 2014.
Prior to his time with Centri, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Midway Gold Corp from March 2011 through May 2013. He served in an interim capacity from August through December 2013, assisting Midway in its advance from a small exploration stage mining company into the development stage. He helped Midway raise $85 million in equity funding. For several years prior to joining Midway, Mr. Schaudies provided consulting services to mining clients in Mexico and the U.S., including assisting with the development, construction, and operation of a gold mine in Mexico. Prior to that, he held other positions, such as: Manager of Planning and Budgeting for Newmont Mining Corporation; Manager of Estimating, Cost Control, & Scheduling for Echo Bay Mines Ltd.; Controller of Arch of West Virginia, a coal mining subsidiary of Arch Minerals Corporation. He also worked at Morrison Knudsen Corporation (MK) (ultimately acquired by URS Corporation) where he served in positions, including Financial Manager in their commercial real estate development subsidiary and Senior Estimator in MK’s Mining Group where he prepared mine economic feasibility studies for their clients. He also worked in the Midwestern Region of the Consolidation Coal Company (now Consol Energy) where he served in various positions, including accountant, reclamation supervisor, health and safety technician, and environmental technician.
Fritz completed extensive graduate-level studies in accounting at the University of Colorado – Denver, received an M.B.A. from Boise State University, graduated cum laude from Wheeling College with a BS-BA in Accounting, and earned a B.S. in Botany from Ohio University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado, a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.