David Ackert, MA, has been a business development mentor and advisor since the late ’90s. He is the President of The Ackert Advisory, which provides business development coaching and training for service firms across the U.S. and Canada. He is the founder of Practice Boomers, a business development e-learning program for law firms and winner of the Your Honor Award. He is also the founder of Practice Pipeline, the relationship management software platform recently showcased in Strategies magazine.
David has written for and contributed to articles in publications including the Los Angeles Times, the National Review, the Daily Journal, the Wall Street Journal, the Attorney Journal, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has keynoted on several topics relating to marketing and business development strategy. He is a guest lecturer at USC’s Marshall School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ithaca College, and the University of Santa Monica, where he earned his masters in psychology.