David Ackert, M.A., is the President of The Ackert Advisory and business development mentor to thousands of high-achieving professionals in the legal, corporate, finance, and accounting sectors. Over the past two decades, David has developed and implemented revenue acceleration programs for hundreds of firms around the globe, many hailing from the top of the AmLaw list. Widely recognized as a pioneer in business development innovation, David is the founder of Practice Boomers, a business development e-learning program and two-time winner of the Legal Marketing Association’s “Your Honor Award.” He is also the founder of Practice Pipeline, the leading pipeline management software platform.
David has authored five white papers and dozens of articles on business development. His work has been published and quoted in numerous business books and media, including the Los Angeles Times, the National Review, the Daily Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Voice America, Attorney at Work, The Recorder, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He regularly keynotes at partner retreats and industry trade conferences. He serves as a guest lecturer at USC’s Marshall School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and at the UCLA School of Law. David holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ithaca College, and University of Santa Monica, from which he earned a Master’s in Psychology.