PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
Mr. Mark Brezer is President, 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.
Executive Chairman & 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.
Director & CFO
Daniel Cruz is an experienced financial industry professional having worked for 12 years as a senior investment advisor at Canadian Broker dealers where he gained experience in equity research, asset management, investor relations, corporate finance and venture capital. Financing Mining and Metals Issuers on all North American exchanges was a core focus of his clients’ portfolio. Continuing relationships with these clients whom ranged from founders and entrepreneur financiers of listed mining companies, has lead Daniel to this point.
Mr. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. He is also the co-founder and current Senior Advisor of Liquid Media Group, a Nasdaq listed issuer. During his tenure as CFO over the past few years he helped the company list on Nasdaq and raised over $20 million dollars.
Mr. Coltura is a businessman and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Okanagan College where he specialised in finance. He has worked in the finance industry for over three years with a primary role in writing credit for potential borrowers in the industrial lending market.
Currently, Mr. Coltura is the CFO of Cayenne Capital Corp. Mr. Coltura was also a director of PreveCeutical Medical Inc. from July 2016 to September 2019, a director of Sproutly Canada Inc. (formerly, Stoneridge Exploration Corp.) from March 2015 to July 2018, and since March 2018 has worked as a financial specialist at Quip Finance. He has several years of experience with reporting issuers.
Ms. Collins is a Securities/Corporate Finance Paralegal with over 30 years of experience as a legal administrator, corporate secretary and paralegal at both independent and national law firms, and with public resource companies.