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About Mike Nasatir

Currently the chief executive officer of Southern Cross Resources Group, Inc., (SCRGI), Mike Nasatir has built a successful career as an entrepreneur and business executive throughout the last three decades. Laying the foundation for his future work, he pursued a degree in liberal arts at Arizona State University before he started as a local, independent floor trader with the Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois. In this role, Mike Nasatir gained experience in commodity trading and debt instruments, handling products in the agricultural, crude oil, and financial sectors. He has since leveraged his financial experience to serve as an independent equity investor, supporting such start-ups as North Star Financial.

Today, Mr. Nasatir serves as chief executive officer of The Painted Penguin, which he founded in Aurora, Illinois. Under his leadership, the firm provides clients with painting and beading services in a creative, family-friendly atmosphere. He maintains concurrent responsibilities as an owner of Roadhouse Barbecue Sauce.

For the last three years, Mike Nasatir has led as chief executive officer of Southern Cross Resources Group, Inc. (SCRGI), where he oversees a number of iron ore and oil and gas projects. Since joining the firm, he has played a key role in founding subsidiaries to manage real estate and obtain oil well rights in several states.

Work experience

Oct 2001Present


The Painted Penguin
Jan 1985Present

Private Equity Investor



Sep 1973Jun 1978

High School Diploma

Maine North High School