Brian K. Cain is one of the founders and managing partners of founX®. founX® provides a solution for any organization seeking a foundational management system that increases individual and organizational execution. Brian is also a Senior Partner with Zero Degree Consulting and manages the Fairhope, AL offices. Zero Degree is a business management consulting organization that specializes in strategic direction setting, building, and maintaining Operating Excellence Management Systems. Their Firm works with organizations that are at all levels of their operating excellence journey to increase the flow of cash, products, services, and information. Zero Degree is a licensed distributor of founX®.
Brian is a continuing education discussion leader for certified public accountants and works with The Center for Supply Chain Management Studies, John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University in Supply Chain and Project Management.
Before starting Zero Degree and founX®, Brian held various senior positions (VP of Supply Chain & Operations, Corporate Controller, & Lean Deployment Executive) with Standard Furniture Manufacturing Company, Inc. “Standard” (an international importer of furniture and a domestic producer of bedroom furniture). He also held various roles in Standard’s accounting department and assumed other operational responsibilities as Standard’s revenues 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 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. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, salt water fishing, and golfing. He resides in Fairhope, AL with his wife and children.