Our Team

Our team of experts are here to help you get your business profitable and in order this year

Australia's best trades business experts

About our team

The Business Benchmark Group comprises of a full time team of experts that are ready to get your business going this year.  Not only do we have Australia’s best and most respected business coaches, but our team are experts in their fields, customer service, administration, business management, business processes and reporting, human resources, digital and traditional marketing, sales, finance and business development.  We practice what we teach!

Our business coaches have done the hard yards in business themselves, with experience across various industries but specialising in Australian Trades and Construction, so they understand what it takes to achieve long lasting business profitability, stability, success and growth.

Business Benchmark Group

Meet our experts

Founder, CEO, Coach

Stefan is the founder and CEO of the Business Benchmark Group and has spent more than two decades at the forefront of business and enterprise.

With more than 25 years of experience and a twice published author, Stefan has earned a strong reputation as one of Australia’s leading SME business strategists and coaches.

Partner, Coach

Damien has a great passion for working with people and providing solutions that are ready to implement. Damien’s expertise from his previous employment, include managing businesses in trades and construction, manufacturing, professional services and retail means he understands what it takes to run a profitable business.

Damien fires on all cylinders when faced with challenges and works hard to ensure that all of his clients remain accountable to their dreams, plans, and commitments.

Nikki Sadler

General Manager

Nikki has more than 30 years of experience working at senior management level and has taken part in all of our coaching programs.

She empathizes with clients on how challenging it can be to take that first step and ask for help. Nikki is our expert in business management, business processes for efficiency, scoreboards and human resources. Nikki is also is our resident DiSC profiling specialist.

Sarah Pankhust

Client Services

Sarah is our enthusiastic and positive client services master, with many years of experience in running her own business. Sarah has worked in Europe and Australia and has experienced both the challenges and joys that can come with running your own business and understands the discipline required to hold yourself accountable and to do what it takes.

Sarah is our expert in customer service and experience, one on one accountability, comprehension and coaching support.

Partnerships Manager

Brett has spent the last 30 years working within the construction and trades supply industry with various distributors, suppliers & wholesalers.  

Brett is dedicated to building and managing strong relationships with clientele and pursuing positive outcomes and meeting objectives for all stakeholders. 

Brett is our resident expert in presenting solutions to many different trades within the residential, commercial, and civil construction industry as well as businesses within the mining, manufacturing, food processing, and logistics industries.


Rob Stepon

Technical Marketing Manager

Rob has previously run his own marketing and design business with vast experience in all areas of marketing, website design, and event management.

During this time, he worked mainly with small business owners from a wide variety of industries, including trades and construction, so he knows firsthand many of the struggles small business owners face. Rob is our resident expert in information technology, marketing automation, web development and design, interactive user experiences, and all things digital and technical marketing.

Accountant, Business Analyst

Tyson has numerous years of experience working as an Accountant specialising in assisting small to medium-sized businesses across a multitude of industries ranging from construction to hospitality and everything in between.

He is passionate about the SME sector and its relevance within the economy and understands the value to a business owner of being able to read their own scoreboard. Tyson is our resident expert in finance, accounting, business intelligence, and analysis.


With an extensive background in retail management and the senior buyer for the world renowned Japanese Department Store Daimaru for more than 10 years, Terri manages the accounts department.  Described as strategic, ‘balanced’ with a non-negotiable congruence for actions and words, Terri is our expert when it comes to accounts and financial reporting.

Australia's best trades business experts

Meet the coaches

Stefan Kazakis

CEO, Founder

Damien Churton

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