Tim Wood has served as the Executive Director of Denver Gold Group since April 2011.
Since taking over, Tim has institutionalized DGG through automation-focused information systems and robust operating processes. The results have been visible in a transformed balance sheet and a material reduction in all business risks. Underscoring the efficiency is DGG’s ability to maintain unchanged membership pricing for seven years even as services and value have increased through three distinct cycles in precious metal prices.
Before joining DGG, Tim managed retail and institutional investment conferences in America, Canada, and South Africa. As Managing Director of Mining Indaba, he oversaw its transition from a family operation to a mature business that enjoyed a ten-fold expansion in net income over four years. The private equity owners sold the company shortly thereafter for nearly seven times the value of the original transaction.
Tim also has extensive experience in publishing and information systems development through his experience with various media enterprises including South Africa’s Sunday Times, Johnnic’s New Media Group, and Moneyweb’s slate of products that included Mineweb. He has directed or been involved in the development and deployment of almost two dozen commercial software projects.
Tim was a founding director of Moneyweb, an Internet media group that listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in June 1999. He also founded ResourceInvestor.com in 2003, subsequently vending it into Miami-based International Investment Conferences.
In 1995, Tim deployed one of the first corporate web sites in Africa for the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, where he began his career, working as a public policy analyst and assistant to the CEO.
Tim and his family became citizens of the United States after emigrating from South Africa. Tim earned a graduate degree in International Relations, and a Diploma in Business Administration, both from Wits University in Johannesburg. He read for the degrees after completing compulsory military service as a fire control officer assigned to Tango Battery, 10 Artillery Brigade RHQ, at the conclusion of the Angolan-South African war.
JULIE DILL, CMP
Director of Operations
Julie Dill joined Denver Gold Group in 2017 to fill the new role of Director of Operations.
Prior to joining DGG, Julie served as a Meeting Architect for Kinsley Meetings, where she was responsible for the planning and execution of large national conferences for both corporate and association clients. She also worked for six years at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado as the Education Services Coordinator. This role provided her with extensive experience working directly with members and volunteers to identify programming needs and execute successful marketing and event strategies for the association. Julie received her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in November 2017.
Julie grew up in Alamosa, Colo., and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management.