THE TRAILBLAZER: DON MCKENZIE
Written on the 12 January 2011
WHEN Stream Group CEO Don McKenzie decided to acquire an embattled New Zealand insurance claims company late last year, the goal was to make it profitable. He never expected an earthquake. With a strong underlying Australian business that acts as a ‘Youtube’ for damaged properties, he expects 500 per cent total revenue growth this FY.
With a platform that allows builders to place tenders for property repairs online, ‘Storm Boy’ McKenzie has expanded his business locally, across the Tasman and plans to enter the UK by late next year.