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

Brad Brizendine
Brad Brizendine, Chief Technology Officer
Brad Brizendine is Chief Technology Officer of Ackert, Inc. He is in charge of ensuring the tools the company provides its clients are practical, useful, reliable, and performant. He oversees the development team responsible for Practice Pipeline, Practice Boomers, and other Ackert Inc. software properties...

Olivia Cowenhoven, Marketing and Business Development Manager
Olivia Cowenhoven is the Marketing and Business Development Manager of Ackert Inc. She spearheads all of the company's marketing initiatives and contributes significantly to business development efforts. In the marketing capacity of her role...

Darryl Cross, MBA
Darryl Cross, Senior Advisor
Darryl Cross, MBA, is a former law firm CMO-turned business development coach. He specializes in maximizing lawyer performance and profitability. Over the past 15 years, Darryl has spoken on the topic of business development to over 10,000 fee-earners and business executives from over 100 countries.

Martin Gold, JD
Martin Gold, JD
Martin Gold, JD, is an experienced legal marketer, coach, and facilitator. He has helped lawyers succeed in developing new business for nearly 20 years. Before joining Ackert Inc., Martin held marketing leadership roles at Signal, and before that, at Blank Rome

Judith Gordon, JD
Judith Gordon, 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.

Rebecca Nassi
Rebecca Nassi, 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...

Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams Rike, Senior Advisor
Kelly Williams Rike has more than 15 years of experience helping attorneys and law firms develop new business, expand existing client relationships, and identify new opportunities. She has significant experience in developing, managing and implementing business development plans at the individual, team and practice group levels...

Katie-Rutter
Katie Rutter, Senior Advisor
Katie Rutter is a seasoned marketing and business developmentprofessional with 17 years of experience working with lawyers. She has broad experience developing and implementing business development programs for practice groups at AmLaw 50 firms, boutique firms and for solo practitioners...

Sim Saran
Sim Saran, Senior Advisor
Sim Saran, JD, MBA, brings her experience as an in-house litigator at a Fortune 500 company, a VP at a small business, and several years of practice as a professional coach to her Practice Boomers facilitation. She holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from Boston University and a Master's in Psychology from USM...

Kim-Stuart
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-brandcollateral development and is an expert in event and project management....

Jordan Trafecanty
Jordan Trafecanty, Project Manager
Jordan Trafecanty is the Project Manager at Ackert Inc. She is responsible for a wide variety of projects and processes relating to managing technology platforms and servicing clients. Her responsibilities include supervising the software development team...