Business Development Solutions that Grow Your Firm


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.


Practice Boomers


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

Practice 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 centralizes 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.

Practice Driver


Practice Driver is a business planning platform that coordinates efforts, from the firm-wide strategic plan down to the individual lawyer. It simplifies the process of creating a plan and enables the firm to oversee progress, capabilities, and performance.


We provide a wide range of advisory services, from attorney coaching to firm retreat facilitation. Click on the images below to learn more about each program.
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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.
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. She has significant experience in the areas of general management, business development, strategic planning, brand management, sales, and marketing.
Judith Gordon, JD
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.
Carmelo Millimaci
Carmelo is a certified coach with 20 years of business development and marketing experience. He has been part of the Ackert team for several years and has worked with clients across North America. He previously served as a senior leader at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, where he spearheaded their Voice of the Client program. In this role, he was responsible for client feedback, among many other strategic initiatives. Carmelo regularly integrates the client perspective into his coaching work.
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.
Robina Royer, JD
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.
Katie Rutter
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 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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