Javous Nicks is a Co-Founder and the Vice President of Strategy, at Copious Capital. In 2020, Javous transitioned from an internal affiliate family company to help solidify Copious Capital’s beginnings with the other 3 Founding Partners.

Javous’ has exhibited a keen business acumen by knowing how to not only grow a company’s bottom line for revenue, but also extend the company’s reach through networked connections he has achieved over his professional career.As a former Mississippi State Bulldog, Javous graduated with a Business Administration Degree with concentrations in Law, Marketing, and Insurance.

In his spare time, Javous serves on the Board of Directors at a non-profit organization called Fleece and Thank You, as well as a Christian based organization called Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Steve Jbara is President and Founder of the Grand Rapids Drive, the Detroit Pistons’ affiliate NBA G League (formerly NBA Development League) team.  In 2014, Steve established the SSJ Group, which is the controlling LLC of the Grand Rapids Drive. This group consists of over 28 C level/business owners from across the country with the sole purpose of owning and operating the Drive. 

The Drive became the first team in NBA G League history to turn a profit in its inaugural season. Steve has been able to raise metrics for the front office to top 5 in the league in sponsorship revenue, gate receipts, and #1 in team gear/branded items. 

Steve has started and sold 2 additional start up companies; one in the CO2 recycling space (focused in microbreweries) and the other a tech startup focused on social status peer influencing shopping based recently acquired by Amazon. Steve is the Chief Strategy Officer for WaitTime, a Detroit based startup that has developed a crowd intelligence software platform for sports venues, and at Air Co a CO2 technology company based in Brooklyn. 

In 2019, Steve opened his own advertising agency called Atomic Honey. This company focuses on a services-for-equity exchange with startups. From 2010 to 2014, Steve worked for R.L. Polk and the Ford Motor Company in Detroit. In this capacity, Steve was responsible for multiple brand campaign projects and automotive related marketing analytical projects.

A graduate of Trine University with a BA in Marketing and Computer Science, currently sits on the Detroit Sports Commission, the Gilmore Car Museum Board, Double-Down Development Board, the NBA’s Team Leadership Committee, The G League’s NBA Broadcast Committee, Endeavor Detroit BOD, Leaders for Kids Advisory Committee, Green Door Distillery BOD, Yote BOD, and is a board member at Special Olympics of MI.

Jeff Jennings


Jeff Jennings is a founding member and General Partner at Copious Capital. Jeff has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the form of large scalability to small companies. 

Jeff was instrumental in growing his construction business into a 100 million dollar company. Now he’s bringing his expertise and industry knowledge to Copious Capital’s partner companies and investors, helping them realize their goals of introducing world-changing technologies and methods while achieving a positive financial growth trajectory.


Wayne is currently serving as Advisor to Copious Capital while continuing his role of CFO of the Gilmore Car Museum, North America’s largest car museum. Prior to that, Wayne served in many high-level financial positions in prominent organizations including; CFO of the WNBA team NY Liberty, CFO of the G League (the NBA’s minor League), and as the VP of Operations and VP of Finance for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE).

During his tenure as CFO at the G League, Wayne was part of the leadership team that strategically grew the League from 15 to 28 teams and oversaw all of the financial matters for the League and its teams including: strengthening the financial processes and performance, identifying operating efficiencies, and creating responsible growth strategies for franchise expansion and international development.

Wayne's extensive knowledge and expertise in the financial space positions him as an invaluable asset to the Copious Capital team, our clients, and our investors.