Who We Are

C&S Petroleum Enterprises is a company with offices located in Texas, Arkansas, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates serving International and US based clients. We pride ourselves in the successful execution in 5 major categories. We are involved in healthcare, real estate, Energy, Disruptive Technologies and various other commodity trading. Our primary emphasis is to make all transactions transparent to our clients and our buyers and to help with allocations, product negotiation, logistical planning, financial partnering and execution.

Shawn Nixon

Managing Member

Shawn Nixon brings more than 14 years of experience in the oil and gas business, which includes Drilling operations, business development, Operational process and financial management to his role as Senior Partner at C&S Petroleum Enterprises, LLC. He currently leads the Business Development and Strategy Divisions for the company. In his short tenure with the company, Mr. Nixon has been a huge driving force behind growing C&S’s portfolio to 15 billion.

Before joining C&S Petroleum Enterprises, Mr. Nixon spent a year at a VC, as Managing Partner. After becoming a managing partner, Mr. Nixon took on the responsibilities for reviewing potential investments and developing comprehensive risk analysis reports. He assisted in auditing bank statements and financials for potential acquisitions, while monitoring several large investment deals from their inception to their completion. Working closely with his partners, he created revenue and expense projections that would be used to determine the viability of each deal. He was very instrumental in procuring over $400 million in underwriting and obtaining 4 billion in project management.

Prior to joining the VC, Shawn owned Deep Impact Consulting, a Consulting firm for the oil and gas, Medical and Tech Industries.
He also helped lead Schlumberger’s business operations in Esso Papua New Guinea for EM technologies that enabled them to obtain a $72 million dollar contract with Exxon Mobil Corporation. He spent two years working with New Zealand and Icelandic government energy divisions to establish Schlumberger’s drilling department in the geothermal market of New Zealand. Mr. Nixon has worked on CSG projects in North central and Southern Australia for Schlumberger’s Drilling and Measurement Division. Shawn graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with a degree in pre-law studies. After graduation, Shawn worked for LK International, in Seoul, S. Korea, where he spearheaded the Business Development and Operational Divisions. He took LK International from 15 million in annual revenue, to 60 million in just two years. Mr. Nixon is a member of The Society of Professional Engineers in Papua New Guinea. He is also a member of the Windsor Energy Group and Associate Partner at Trilateral Group. He holds a supervisory certification in Well Control from PESCI Well Control Inc. He is currently scheduled to attend Oxford University for their Executive Management accreditation in Blockchain Management and Strategy.

Clifton D. Cabaness II

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Clifton D. Cabaness II, also known as Cliff, co-founded Trinity Property Management, LLC in 2003 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Cabaness has over 25 years of experience in real estate including ownership and management of single-family homes, multifamily complexes, land development and major rehabilitation projects. Over the last 2 decades Mr. Cabaness has been involved in management and oversights of 400 corporate employees and 20,000 apartment homes, with combined value of over 375 million. He has experience in design, build, value add asset reposition. He recently formed cMc Asset Management company to oversee his current owned units and is in a graduated sell off, of Trinity Multifamily which he cofounded in 2003. Trinity Multifamily manages 17,000 units in 13 states. Further enhancing his expertise, he is an experienced Real Estate Inspector, a Commercial Real Estate Agent and a member of the National Association of Realtors. Prior to co-founding Trinity, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Partner in 13 multi-state quick service restaurants from 1995-2000. During this time, he evaluated and designed locations, negotiated leases, supervised construction projects and hired and trained team members. He ultimately supervised 250 including a complete back office support team. During the early 1990s, he served as the Hospital Administrator at multibed facility in Baton Rouge, LA. Before this he served in the Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer from 1987 to 1995. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and with a MA, from Trinity University.

Mr. Cabaness serves on the Board of Directors of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Board Trustee at Williams Baptist College. Board Chairman for Manes and Miracles 501c3 in Fort Smith, AR, School Board Vice Chairman at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith, AR. He is also an active member of First Baptist church in Fort Smith, AR where he serves has Chairman of the missions committee, He is an ordain Deacon, and serves on other Leadership committees within his church body. Cliff has been married for 27 years to Marcy and been blessed to raise 4 children. His 2 daughters and his niece and nephew.

Dr. John C. Kozup

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. John Kozup is Associate Professor of Marketing at Robert Morris University and winner of the AMA Thomas C. Kinnear Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Research Award. Dr. Kozup also serves as Professor of Marketing at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh) and George Washington University (Washington DC). Dr. Kozup served as Founding Director of the Villanova University Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research from 2004 through 2014 and currently serves as Director of the Institute for Business, Government & Culture (Rome/Malta). Since 2010, Dr. Kozup has served as the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Advertising.

In addition to C&S, Dr. Kozup is Partner in Trilateral Advisory Group, a strategic advisory and business development consultancy in London and Washington, DC. In addition, he serves as Director of the Investar Group (Malta) a merchant banking and insurance group. From 2012-2018, Dr. Kozup served as Director of Equinox AIFM S.A.: a Luxembourg based company founded in 2001, which operates a 300 million Euro private equity fund. He serves as partner in both Oxygen Ventures, a Venture Accelerator located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Bridge Technology Capital, a Cross Border Venture firm focused on Silicon Valley and Dubai.

Larry Favalora

Chief Marketing Officer

Larry is a very creative Businessman, Writer, ordained Pastor, and Speaker who has owned and/or operated several Corporations in the past in such areas as Architecture, real estate development, banking, telecommunications, energy development, aviation, on-line marketing, Healthcare, Mergers and Acquisitions, and both personal and business consulting. Larry also served a term as a nationally recognized Mayor, and turned down a personal invitation to run for State Senate seat he filled by appointment by then Governor of the State of Oklahoma.

Presently, Larry is a Founding Partner in a medically- based holding company, Olympus Enterprises, LLC, based out of North Richland Hills, TX with assets in several independent pharmacies nationwide, a Medical Management Services Organizations (MSO’s), several Dermatology Practices, and a pharmacy-based software company. He is also a Founding Partner in hemp farm Co-Operative, and CBD product manufacturer, Fox House Farms, LLC, based in Bentonville, AR. Larry holds a Masters of Fine Art in Environmental Design and Architecture, and years later went back to school and got his MBA from Cambridge University. Larry has over three decades of combined entrepreneurial business ownership/management experience, in C-level roles. Larry is the father of two, and grandfather of seven. He presently resides in Tulsa, OK.

Nicolas J McLeod

Chief Financial Officer

Nicolas started his career in the Insurance Industry in 2005. Nicolas quickly found a niche offering a group of insurance products to help aid in risk-adverse income solutions, tax deferral and safety. His unique business model and dedication to his clients, earned Nicolas national recognition as one of the youngest multi-million dollar producers in the United States by 2006.As a separate endeavor, Nicolas has spent the past five years orchestrating numerous mergers and venture capital projects. His ingenuity, along with a propensity for understanding the dynamics of starting a new business, has earned him a reputation with high-level entrepreneurs cementing himself a venture capitalist.

In 2011, Nicolas established himself within multiple political consulting opportunities in which he was relied upon to offer insight to social dynamics within political precincts. With this platform and personal experience, Nicolas also provided groundbreaking marketing ideals to aid his teams in reaching an otherwise unreachable audience. Strong ties, built and maintained through family and professional relationships, afforded Nicolas decades of experience with the inner-workings of campaign dynamics. Today Nicolas enjoys a concentrated focus on his flagship, NJM Consulting Group as well as C&S petroleum.