David Ackert, MA, President
David Ackert, MA, is the President of Ackert Inc. and its subsidiaries, 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 Am Law list.
Kathleen Flynn
Kathleen Flynn, Senior Advisor
Kathleen Flynn has specialized expertise in building and managing the business development and marketing programs of major professional service firms, and for thirty years she has helped professionals achieve success in their business development efforts. Prior to her position as Senior Advisor with Ackert, Kathleen served as Chief Marketing and Business Developer officer for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner where she was responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the firm’s global marketing and business development program.
Judith Gordon, JD
Judith Gordon, JD, Senior Advisor
Judith Gordon, JD, has been helping law firms achieve their business and professional development objectives since 2006. In addition to her contributions to the Practice Boomers faculty, Judith is the founder of LeaderEsQ, a consultancy devoted to ensuring that firms have the leadership, emotional intelligence and wellness tools needed to catalyze the bottom line, and execute stellar management, leadership, and client service...
Melissa Hoff
Melissa Hoff, Senior Advisor
Melissa Hoff brings nearly 20 years of in-house and consulting experience to her role as Senior Advisor at Ackert. Prior to her work with us, Melissa was a partner at the Zeughauser Group, a consultancy that specializes in marketing and business management for AmLaw 100 firms. As an in-house marketer, she spearheaded the marketing strategy at Garvey Schubert Barer and served as a Director in the marketing department at Preston Gates & Ellis (the 430-lawyer firm that is now K&L Gates).
Carmelo Millimaci
Carmelo Millimaci, Senior Advisor
Carmelo is an associate certified coach with 20 years of business development and marketing experience. He has been on the Ackert team for several years and has worked with clients across North America...
Rebecca Nassi
Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA, Vice President
Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA, practiced law for several years in the private sector, most recently as a Partner at Libertas Law Group, where her primary role was business development for the firm. She graduated with honors from CSUN with a BA in English and obtained her J.D. from Loyola Law School...
Robina Royer
Robina Royer, JD, Senior Advisor
Robina Royer, JD, has more than 20 years of experience guiding attorneys and senior executives at professional service firms in developing and executing their business development goals and raising their profiles. She excels in coaching professionals to develop actionable business development plans that deliver results....
Kim Stuart, Senior Advisor
Kim Stuart has more than 15 years of experience in constructing and advancing successful business development and marketing initiatives, identifying big picture strategy and executing with exceptional organization and attention to detail. She has hands-on experience with creative and on-brand collateral development and is an expert in event and project management....

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