Our A Team

Meet the dedicated people behind Business Benchmark Group

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Stefan Kazakis

Founder, Coach

“Keep on elevating your wins.”

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.

For Stefan, there’s nothing more exciting than a challenge! More than anything, he loves the ambitious nature of the Business Benchmark Group, as well as overcoming things that seem impossible. Together with his team, he is faced with big, bold ideas and tasked with bringing them to life!

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Damien Churton

Partner, Coach

“Anything is possible, as long as you are prepared to commit and do the work to get it.”

Damien has a great passion for working with people and providing solutions that are ready to be implemented. His expertise lies from managing businesses in trades and construction, manufacturing, professional services and retail.. 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.

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Nikki Sadler

General Manager

“Don’t give up, it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!”

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.

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Brett Gray

Partnership Manager

“Find your passion & get involved.”

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.

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Tala Baylon

Business Analyst

“Decision determines destiny.”

As a versatile member of the business analyst team, Tala has numerous years of experience working as an Accountant specialising in assisting small to medium-sized businesses across a multitude of industries. She is passionate about the SME sector and understands the value to a business owner of being able to read their own scoreboard.

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Terri Kazakis

Accounting Team

“Decision determines destiny.”

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. 

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Sarah Pankhust

Client Success Advisor

“Do or do not, there is no try.”

Sarah is our enthusiastic and positive client services master, and she has a wealth of experience in running her own business. She 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 one on one accountability, comprehension and coaching support and is our resident DiSC profiling specialist.

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Carol Bullock

Client Success Advisor

“Don’t wish for it , work for it.”

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Carol spends her day helping business owners who are looking for help. From welcoming guests to our events, to finding out what questions they have, to booking a business evaluation time that works for them, Carol has an open and curious mind as to how we can help you. Passionate about small business success, Carol really does lay out the red carpet for everyone wanting to learn more about what we do.

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Tania Stewart

Client Services Admin Team

“Stay humble, work hard, be kind.”

Focused on the communications hub, Tania supports the team in the management of active projects, in the development phase and in between communications.

With her wealth of experience and proven track record in helping businesses succeed, she is championing her way to meaningful and unique conversations.

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Limuel Dizon

Marketing Coordinator

“Talent without hard work is nothing.”

Limuel has the experience required to take partnerships, and projects to the next level.

Passionate about the system flow, he works closely with key members to grow efforts in a variety of collaborative processes. From improving strategic thinking to leveraging the program’s resources to best effect.

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Riza Marie Padilla

Marketing Coordinator

“Treat people with kindness.”

Riza brings to the team a vast knowledge to connect people beyond borders using her experience in digital marketing.

Her passion has led her to be fascinated by creative intelligence, human behaviours, and knowledge-sharing.

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Donald Nabartey

Marketing Coordinator

“It is what it is.”

Donald manages and coordinates several project-specific work plans and supports the team with content creation for upcoming events.

He has acquired a high level of expertise in building and creating quality videos that entertains and ultimately educate viewers.

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Joey Simbulan

Marketing Coordinator

“Time is gold.”

Joey is never deterred by a challenge, and brings an air of friendly confidence to everything that she does,
with just the right added touch of creativity and curiosity.

Along with her creative juices flowing comes great insights that truly contributes to the value of the team.

A team of business experts on your side

At Business Benchmark Group we are all about teamwork. Every member of the team is involved, included and as interested in the success of your trades business as you are. Plus, every member of the Business Benchmark Group team are experts in their own field, from finance through to sales — full time. We don’t need part time consultants, we have an A-Grade team ready to dedicate themselves to your business success.

Learn more about the things we do — when we do the them, how we do them, and why we do them!



What drives the business forward from day to day? A strong mission with a clear focus, helps to remind us what we are doing and why.



Our success record with trades businesses already speaks volumes. Our experience is what we use to give you the skills to drive your business forward towards the goals you want to achieve.

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