With no higher education, no family fortune, and armed only with a burning desire to succeed Dorry Kordahi was able to turn his inspirational idea into an incredibly profitable enterprise.
Dorry Kordahi founded DKM in late 2002 while still in his mid-twenties. In less than a decade the business he founded now turns over $10 million a year and continues to lead the way in its very competitive field. He has diversified his business further to also manage leading sporting and celebrity brands.
From his humble beginnings as an apprentice hairdresser, Dorry is now at the helm of a thriving marketing and merchandise solutions business with many accolades to his name.
- BRW Young Rich List
- Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year NSW Region Finalist for Young Category
- BRW - two years running for Fast Starters
- Marketing Magazine in a series of the five best in Australia
- Launched industry first magazine Branded
In addition to his professional successes, Dorry also fulfilled a childhood dream. Once a towel boy for the famous Sydney Kings basketball team, he always wanted to play professional basketball. After a false start in the profession he conceded that this was not his destined path but nonetheless, years later, he found himself the part-owner of the team he had idolised since his childhood.
Locked in a safe are three scraps of paper covered in scribble. These scraps are Dorrys original business plan, the essence of six months of thinking. They might not look like much but they have translated into one of Australias most exciting young start-ups.