Ross McKenzie
CEO & Founder, The Startup Business


Our global ecosystem is borderless, tightly integrated, highly interactive and technologically revolutionised.

Synergies, innovation, and excellence is a team sport.

Finding new ways of working with each other, challenging the status quo, moving beyond the mediocre and being socially responsible, must be today’s imperative.

Having led multi geography high performing teams of over 1000, with operational budgets in excess of $100M+ across client, service provider and advisory firms, plus acquiring and optimising global ecommerce online internet businesses, I have also conducted doctoral research on how firms implement and optimise global strategies in this new world.

Keeping me connected to emerging global phenomena, I am active in professional groups such as being a fellow at the Australian Institute of Management, plus membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Shared Services Outsourcing Network and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.

My entrepreneurial endeavours are being enhanced by working one-on-one with some of the world’s leading digital experts and entrepreneurs which has led me to establish:

  • The Startup Business (SME Services)
  • The Business Centre of Excellence Pty Ltd (Corporate Services)
  • The Fair Trade Group (e-commerce & Philanthropy)
  • Ross McKenzie Investments Pty Ltd (Ethical Investments)

Serving as a Non-Executive Director and Advisor to numerous company boards, I co-founded the Australian subsidiary of Phykon, an Indian based global outsourcing services firm founded the regional division of the Global Institute Of Information Technology APAC, that provides online specialist technology education.

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