About PERSUIT

PERSUIT is a secure, private online marketplace for client organisations and leading law firms to resource secondments, bank legal hours and manage RFPs. 

Professional services is about relationships as much as expertise. PERSUIT transforms how those relationships happen.

Our background is the law, where we’ve spent many years seeing little change in the buying and selling of legal services. That’s inspired us to create a marketplace that caters for the needs of both sides of the legal relationship – the branded firms and the large and complex organisations who need their services.

This is not the world of generic solutions. It’s where brand signifies all-important expertise, value is as important as price and outcomes are critical.

Our vision is one place for legal resourcing transactions - where client organisations and leading law firms- whether BigLaw or NewLaw- can make requests or proposals and conclude a deal.

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Jim Delkousis

CEO and Founder

Jim Delkousis’ career in the law is one of expertise, achievement and leadership. In 17 years of partnership at leading law firms– first Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now KWM) and until recently, DLA Piper – he has lived the importance of the client relationship and problem solving.

In addition to a career in major project dispute resolution, Jim held a number of leadership positions. In 2007 he was recruited by DLA Piper to establish their disputes practice in the Middle East, where he spent the next six years building that practice from a standing start to a team of 35 dispute lawyers throughout the Middle East. Between 2011 and 2013 he was managing partner of DLA Piper’s Dubai office.  He then relocated to Australia to become the Co-Global Head of the firm's Infrastructure, Construction and Transport sector.

Jim’s experience working with sophisticated clients and lawyers across multiple jurisdictions sparked his enthusiasm for the PERSUIT concept. He believes passionately in the value of branded legal expertise and the importance of transforming how it is bought and sold.

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Travis Johnston

CTO

Travis Johnson is a company executive and senior software leader. For more than 20 years he has been leading successful software businesses and development teams. His experience is leading expert teams to create innovative solutions. His passion is reducing the uncertainty of product delivery through constant communication and interaction with development teams and product users. His special talent is problem solving.

Travis’ initial area of study was in engineering with a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman