Read the biographies of our distinguished faculty

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  • David Ackert, M.A.

    President / CEO

    David Ackert, M.A., is the President of Ackert Inc. and its subsidiaries, and business development mentor to thousands of high-achieving professionals in the legal, corporate, A/E/C, and accounting sectors. Over the past two decades, David has developed and implemented revenue acceleration programs for hundreds of professional services firms around the globe. Read more...

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  • 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. Read more...

  • headshot of Lindsay Hamilton senior advisor for PipelinePlus and Ackert Advisory
  • Lindsay Hamilton, MBA

    Senior Advisor

    Lindsay Hamilton, MBA brings 20 years of experience in law firm and professional services strategy, business development, marketing and communications. Prior to her affiliation with Ackert, Lindsay spent several years as CMO at AmLaw Global 100 firms. Read more...

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  • 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). Read more...

  • headshot of Carmelo Millimaci senior advisor for PipelinePlus and Ackert Advisory
  • Carmelo Millimaci

    Senior Advisor

    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. Carmelo regularly integrates the client perspective into his coaching work. Read more...

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  • Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA

    Vice President

    Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA, is the co-founder of the company and serves as Senior Advisor on our faculty. Drawing from a background that includes the practice of law, several entrepreneurial endeavors and a Master’s in psychology, she brings a multi-faceted approach to her coaching engagements. She has worked with a wide range of law firms across the Am Law 100 as well as major players in accounting and other sectors. Read more...

  • headshot of Elena Rand senior advisor for PipelinePlus and Ackert Advisory
  • Elena Rand, JD, MSW, ACC

    Senior Advisor

    Elena Rand, JD, MSW, ACC serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Wiggin and Dana and served as the former Director of Business Development (Litigation) at Paul, Weiss. Leveraging her training as both a former NY litigator, licensed psychotherapist and certified executive coach, Elena has spent over 15 years working as a legal executive coach and workshop facilitator helping partners, practice group leaders and C-suite executives at Am Law 100 law firms create and implement a strategic vision for growth and hone business development, client management and leadership skills. Read more...

  • headshot of Robina Royer senior advisor for PipelinePlus and Ackert Advisory
  • 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. Her experience includes extensive development and implementation of strategic marketing and business development initiatives in support of practice group and firm goals. Read more...