Who We Are

Jeff Johnson

CEO / FOUNDER

Since 1988, the year Jeff entered the oil and gas industry, his passion has been building successful independent oil and gas companies. The last was Cano Petroleum in 2004.

Under Jeff’s leadership as Chairman and CEO, Cano’s oil production grew from four barrels of oil per day to approximately 2,000 barrels of oil per day, ultimately creating a $600,000,000 peak enterprise value in 2008. During Jeff’s tenure, Cano became a member of the Russell 3,000 as a NYSE/AMEX listed company. After guiding the company through the 2008/2009 financial crises, Jeff left in 2011 to spend more time with his family.

Jeff believes there is currently a generational opportunity to acquire oil assets. As Jeff puts it: “Due to the downturn within the oil industry I believe oil will be a great opportunity for timely investments, effectively being able to buy Madison/5th Avenue real estate at Newark New Jersey prices.”

Over the years Jeff has served with and been a member of numerous industry associations including:

  • NYSE/AMEX Listed Company Council
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association

Jeff has appeared in many business publications & financial media programs including:

  • Fox News & Fox Business News
  • CNBC & CNBC Europe
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Oil & Gas Financial Journal & Oil & Gas Journal
  • Business Week
  • Bloomberg

Dave Phillips

CFO

Dave has over 10 years in Corporate Finance with an additional 20 years in Information Technology. He has experience as a corporate director, a CFO, and is a former Founder, Entrepreneur and CEO of a successful eCommerce company. Dave has Mergers & Acquisition experience, recently holding a critical Finance role in a $40 Billion+ mega-merger. Dave is also a Certified Financial Planning and Analysis professional and a CPA candidate. Dave holds his Bachelor’s Degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, a Master of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from University of Houston-Victoria, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from Strayer University.

With over 30 years of career experience in IT, Finance, eCommerce, early stage companies and publicly held Fortune 100 companies, Dave brings a breadth of experience to his role as CFO of Epus Global Energy.

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