Prior to Birch And Oak, Brian spent 10 years as GM and partner at Johnathan Kayne, LLC – a fashion brand in Nashville, TN. The journey began as a home-based business selling the designer’s custom garments to individual clients. Within just months of Brian coming aboard, the company secured financing, wholesale manufacturing and retail store distribution. Additionally, they moved the business to a mixed retail & distribution space which afforded scalability. The Johnathan Kayne brand is currently recognized as an authority in women’s eveningwear with global manufacturing and distribution in over 10 countries.
Brian’s track record of success doesn’t stop there. Leading up to his entrepreneurial stint, he spent almost 8 years as Sales Manager at Benjamin Walk Corporation in Somersworth, NH. During his tenure he led a sales team of 15 people through a period of explosive top-line growth – acquiring or eliminating every major competitor! More than a decade later, Benjamin Walk is a thriving business and remains positioned as the industry leader!