CEO in Palatine, Illinois
Mike Nasatir joined the Chicago Board of Trade in 1982 as a derivatives trader, and within a few years, he also was involved in private equity funding of startups ranging from financial services firms to a barbecue sauce manufacturer. In 2001, Mike Nasatir started The Painted Penguin from scratch.
He developed The Painted Penguin to be a place where parents and their children can share creative fun together without the distractions that often occur in the home. Nasatir built out the concept, developed each activity from scratch, and branded the company. He set up all procedures, opened the first store in Illinois, hired and oversaw the staff, and expanded to second and third locations in Strongsville, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Mike Nasatir established Southern Cross Resources Group (SCRG) in 2012. As CEO of Southern Cross Resources Group (SCRG), his main responsibilities include overseeing all operations, trading, and evaluating projects in oil, gas, iron ore, and rare earths.