CEO and Director
Mr. Mark Brezer is CEO, and Director of Straightup Resources Inc. and provides his services on a full-time basis. Mr. Brezer is a successful businessman and holds a Geography/Geology degree from the University of Arizona. During his studies, emphasis was placed on Remote Sensing, GIS, Glaciation and Climate Change. Mr. Brezer has worked as a Project Manager and has overseen Quality Control, Environmental Monitoring and Safety Programs as related to road construction. Strong communication skills has also led to roles in media relations and marketing. Mr. Brezer’s family has been passionate about mining and construction for decades and he has been actively involved in the research and investment of Junior Mining Companies for over 25 years. Time in the field and personal interest led Mark into extensive First Aid Training and he certified as a Paramedic and Firefighter. To his credit, he also completed his fixed wing airplane license in the US and Canada and learned to pilot helicopters.
CFO and Director
Mr. Markin brings 25 years of experience leading corporate teams for multi-million dollar companies across various industries and has led corporate sales, investment banking teams and real estate development and construction divisions. He is currently the President and CEO of Markin Capital Group, Ltd., a full-service investment-banking firm based in Melbourne, Australia. As President, Mr. Markin is responsible for providing financing for private and public companies traded on the US, Canadian and Australian stock exchanges.
From April 2017 until April 2022, Mr. Markin was the SVP of Sales for Medical Air Services Association (MASA), a USA based company providing Air and Ground Ambulance insurance protection. He was responsible for creating a new B2C Sales model within the MASA organisation and grew sales from $1 Million per year to over $30 million in 2021 with operations in 35 US states. Mr. Markin also oversaw all lead generation and marketing programs.
From April 2014 to April 2017, Mr. Markin served as the SVP of Sales for SCI direct, a division of Service Corporation International. The NYSE listed company was responsible for a sales team of over 500 independent contractors that generated over $200 million in revenues with 90 offices across the USA. He was also responsible to oversee a marketing budget of over $35 million per year through a direct mail program.
During his career, Mr. Markin has served on the Board of Directors of several public companies as a director and officer.
Mr. Wattenberg brings experience in securities compliance, workforce management, as well as executive and boardroom positions. A graduate of Carnegie- Mellon University in 1977, Mr. Wattenberg held securities licensed positions ranging from Chief Compliance Officer, Market-Maker to Chief Operating Officer. More recently, Mr. Wattenberg has been involved in several mining/evaluation projects.