Meet Our Team

Jim Perfetuo

Founder • CEO

Jim pioneered legal recruitment in the Northeast. When he founded Bostonian in 1978 it was the first company in New England specializing exclusively in the recruitment and placement of attorneys. Bostonian is currently an international attorney recruitment & placement firm.

In addition to the recruitment and placement of individual attorneys, Jim and Bostonian have assisted law firms in growing by adding practice groups and through mergers and acquisitions.

Jim is a founding member and former President of the NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants). He held a seat on its board of directors for ten years and held/chaired a number titles and committees. The NALSC is the only trade association for the attorney placement industry.

Jim is a US Army Veteran Served on the DMZ in Korea.

Jim and his wife of 48 years Barbara live in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts. They have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren.

JW Perfetuo


After graduating from Quinnipiac University, JW spent 10 years working for NBC, Channel 7 in Boston as a news editor and satellite operator.

JW joined the family business in 2006. JW and his family live on the South Shore. Outside of work, JW coach’s soccer, baseball, basketball and CrossFit.

Theresa Koppanati

Advisory Board

Phil Coolidge

Advisory Board