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CEO & Founder, Steven Deveraux-Stanford


Steven Deveraux-Stanford CEO, Ivory Coat

Founder and CEO of Ivory Coat Companion Goods is Entrepreneur Steven Deveraux-Stanford. 

Steven is a proactive and innovative market leader in the animal care industry; both strategic and hands on, he has proudly applied marketing and entrepreneurial skills to create and grow a fledgling business into a true success story.

Inspired by the needs of his miniature Schnauzer Cooper, and a lack of high quality, natural Australian made products, Steven founded Ivory Coat Companion Goods in 2013, a brand which now comprises companion animal dry food, grooming products & treats that are available internationally through more than 650 retail outlets.

Ivory Coat Companion Goods was built on values of quality and purity and driven by Steven's life-long love of animals, and a passion for producing and promoting natural Australian products.

His career and education has spanned property, marketing and public relations, including 15 years in the luxury, project and commercial property markets as co-founder & director of Leonarder Collins Luxury Homes in Sydney – ranked as one of the ‘Top 5 Estate Agencies in the World’ for 4 years, holding sales records for many Sydney suburbs - and as founder of a high-end leasing agency that required Steven to negotiate and manage high profile homes including the homes on Masterchef, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Apprentice, Australian Idol & The Biggest Loser.

Steven has been awarded numerous accolades:

  • Financial Review Fast Starters 2017; 6th Fastest growth by percentile. 
  • Business Excellence; NSW Business Chamber State Awards
  • Business Excellence; City of Sydney Regional Business Awards
  • Best New Pet Products 2013 
  • Best International Estate Agency by the Bentley International Property Awards
  • Best Agency Marketing Australia by the International Homes Magazine Property Award
  • Best International Estate Agency by CNBC
  • Best Estate Agency Australia by both CNBC & Bloomberg Television
  • Best Asia Pacific Estate Agency by both CNBC Arabia & Bloomberg Television

Steven Deveraux-Stanford has a determination to change the pet industry for the benefit of companion animals and consumers, and is doing this in what has become one of Australia's fastest growing pet companies. 

More information can be found on Steven Deveraux-Stanford on LinkedIn

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