Deloitte supercharges technology transformation offering
Founded in 1998, JKVine is a consultancy specialising in performance engineering and testing for business systems.
As technology plays an increasingly central role in organisations, keeping the systems performing optimally and securely is moving from being an art practiced within technology teams to a science watched closely by CEOs and boards.
JKVine will bring platform test management, test execution platform monitoring and optimisation capability to support the delivery and running of complex and business critical technology projects.
The transaction will see JKVine’s four owners - Nick Singh, Dave Melgaard, Brad Cunningham, John Strumila - join Deloitte Consulting as Principals. JKVine’s 30+ strong team will join Deloitte’s Melbourne and Sydney offices.
The team will form a new Platform Test and Optimisation unit within Deloitte Consulting’s Platform Engineering practice, which is led by Deloitte Consulting Partner and Platform Engineering leader, Clifford Foster.
Clifford Foster said: “This deal allows us to complete the proposition we’re taking to market around how to design, build, run and optimise tech-based platforms for our clients.
“With the first class talent of JKVine’s team, we can deliver superior value to our clients and the broader market to ensure platforms perform optimally, securely and flexibly. The depth and scale of our integrated services expands our on-shore capabilities to extend our end to end technology implementation offering.”
Deloitte Australia CEO, Cindy Hook, said: “This transaction with JKVine demonstrates Deloitte’s continued determination to remain at the forefront of digital transformation and provide our clients with the expertise and experience to support the delivery of their strategic goals.
“It complements our previous transactions with Cloud Solutions Group, Strut Digital and Sixtree.”
Deloitte Consulting Managing Partner Robert Hillard said: “By integrating performance reengineering and testing automation capabilities into our technology practice, we now offer a true end to end technology implementation experience for our clients.
“JKVine’s team bolsters our ability to deliver larger and more platform-centric transformational projects in order to help our clients drive their business transformation goals.”
JKVine founder and Managing Director, Nick Singh said: “We are thrilled to be joining Deloitte, especially given the strong synergies and great opportunities between Deloitte and JKVine.
“We have collaborated together successfully in the past and this move is a natural evolution in our relationship. It also offers our people more career development opportunities, which is really important to us.”
Terms of the transaction are strictly confidential.