David Ackert

President, The Ackert Advisory

David Ackert, M.A., is the President of The Ackert Advisory and business development mentor to high-achieving professionals in the legal, corporate, finance, and accounting sectors. Over the past two decades, David has advised hundreds of lawyers, CEOs and professional-services executives on overcoming business development and marketing challenges.

He has developed and implemented business development programs for countless firms, from AmLaw 100s to local boutiques. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of business development coaching, 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, a pipeline management software platform that incorporates business development coaching. The combination of technology and coaching has become a hallmark of his programs.

In addition to his business development coaching and technology programs, David Ackert has founded a series of professional development programs for lawyers and law firm professionals. The Managing Partner Institute is a leadership development program for law firm leaders and their successors. The Business Development Institute is a remote training program that provides legal marketers with business development skills and strategies.