Business Development Solutions that Grow Your Firm

About

Intuitive technology. Strategic guidance.

Our cutting-edge technology products and advisory services will elevate your business development outcomes.

Our technology platforms have won LMA Your Honor Awards in both the US and Canada. Our results have been written about in media outlets globally. And our world-class faculty of consultants consistently facilitate new insights for our clients.

PRODUCTS

Practice Boomers

Boomers

Practice Boomers is an award-winning business development e-learning software program for law firms that provides a robust video curriculum, actionable takeaways and meaningful performance metrics. Give your lawyers the tools they need to build a booming book of business.

Practice Pipeline

Pipeline

Practice Pipeline is a simple pipeline management tool for busy professionals who find CRM to be cumbersome. It combines a user-friendly dashboard with productivity metrics so that you can pursue new business without getting overwhelmed or stuck.

Practice Viewer

Practice Viewer dashboard screenshot

Practice Viewer is an elegant dashboard that unifies all your KPIs in one place so you can make better business decisions, simply.
Practice Viewer integrates with all of your platforms to present your data in one beautiful, customizable dashboard.

The Ackert Advisory

Conference Consulting

Our advisory delivers a wide range of strategic coaching and consulting, from executive roundtables and professional development programs to seminars and retreats. Our guidance is tailored to your needs so that your results align to your objectives.

Advisors

Read the biographies of our distinguished faculty
David Ackert, MA
David Ackert, M.A., is the President of Ackert and a mentor to high-achieving professionals in the legal, corporate, finance, and accounting sectors. David has advised thousands 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.
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. Judith is the founder of LeaderEsQ, a consultancy that provides emotional intelligence and wellness tools needed to execute stellar management, leadership, and client service. Judith is also on faculty at UCLA School of Law and is certified in mediation by the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Previously, Judith practiced law and was director of marketing & professional development at Buchalter Nemer.
Susan Longo, MBA
Susan Longo, MBA
Senior Advisor
Susan Longo, MBA, has more than 20 years of experience marketing and developing business in and for law firms. Her focus is building smart, actionable plans based on client feedback and market intelligence. Having held senior positions at law firms, a Big 4 accounting firm, and advising as a consultant, Susan knows what works to grow a practice and to get results. She earned her BA from the University of Florida and her MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University. Susan also co-founded the Southeast chapter of the Legal Marketing Association.
Carmelo Millimaci
Carmelo Millimaci
Senior Advisor
Carmelo Millimaci has 20 years of client development and marketing experience and four years of professional coaching experience. He was most recently a senior leader at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, and previously at Osler. He is an Adler Trained Coach and founder of Attune Coaching and Consulting. He coaches on leadership, team and career development. Carmelo is a member of the International Coach Federation. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Management at Ryerson University.
Jeannie Muzinic
Jeannie Muzinic
Senior Advisor
With over 22 years of experience, Jeannie has delivered thoughtful, creative, and culture-shifting initiatives in the accounting, consulting, and legal business markets. She was the CMO at McDermott Will & Emery and the firm’s first Director of Business Development at Ropes & Gray. During her time at McDermott, she was awarded the Chairman’s Award for Excellence for driving innovation through industry-focused business development and marketing strategy. Jeannie successfully completed the Harvard Business School’s Leading Professional Services certificate program.
Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA
Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA, is a Senior Advisor on our faculty and facilitates at both the associate and partner levels. Because her background includes the practice of law, the entrepreneurship of two companies, and a Masters in psychology, she brings a unique perspective to the nuances of legal business development. Prior to her coaching work, Rebecca practiced law in the private sector, most recently as a Partner at Libertas Law Group.
Katie Rutter
Katie Rutter
Senior Advisor
Katie Rutter is a seasoned marketing and business development professional 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. Katie’s mission is to ensure that lawyers are well-positioned in the marketplace and focused on initiatives that help them grow their business and better serve their customer base.
Kim Stuart
Kim Stuart
Senior Advisor
Kim Stuart has more than 17 years of experience in constructing and advancing successful business development initiatives and critical marketing strategies for law firms and professional services firms. She has also also managed fund development for non-profit organizations and political campaigns. Prior to joining The Ackert Advisory Kim was part of the senior business development team at Dentons, where she regularly assisted lawyers in developing and implementing effective client development plans.

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