Brian Cain is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Work Excellence, LLC, formerly Zero Degree Consulting, and manages the Fairhope, AL offices. WorkExcellence specializes in organizational start-up, transformation, and turnaround through educational workshops, coaching and consulting. WorkExcellence is about all the work all people do, believing that all work can be improved and completed with excellence; thereby, eliminating wasted time, energy, and resources. The WorkExcellence Method of using visual systems and meeting management enables teams to collaborate at a higher level and create greater value.
Brian started his Continuous Improvement and Operating Excellence (Lean) development when his partner, Steve Gran, started consulting for Standard Furniture (Standard). Over the next couple of years, Brian earned his Green Belt Certification. Brian has held several senior operation positions (VP of Supply Chain & Operations, Corporate Controller, & Lean Deployment Executive) and other various roles in accounting and other operational responsibilities as the company grew. During the first 8 years of his tenure at Standard, the company’s revenues increased from 4 times to almost $300 million. Brian was responsible for setting up a Wholly-Owned Foreign Entity, for production of leather furniture in Hangzhou, China. Brian also managed the import administrative offices in Dongguan, China, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Brian was the leader of a team of supply chain professionals that increased cash availability by more than $12 million dollars in six months and reduced the staff responsible for the administrative supply chain from 18 to 6 during a nine-month period. Brian was responsible for all construction and delivery of all expansion projects including new office space & over 1.3 million square feet of owned and leased warehouse space. Prior to working at Standard, Brian worked with Ernst & Young, LLP as a senior auditor.
Brian has been a continuing education discussion leader for certified public accountants and worked with The Center for Supply Chain Management Studies, John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University in Supply Chain and Project Management.
Brian is a CPA licensed in the States of Alabama and Georgia. Brian is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been guest speaker for various organizations. Brian compliments his years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Mathematics with a Minor in Physics from Troy University.
Partial Customer List includes: SJE Rhombus, Lakeshirts, Klaussner Home Furniture, Coldspring Granite, IDeACOM, Bon Secour Fisheries, Deli Express, MARCK Industries, Capella Education Company