David Ackert, M.A.

President / CEO

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David Ackert, M.A.,is the President of Ackert Inc. and its subsidiaries. He is a thought leader at the intersection of sales enablement software and business development coaching. Over the past two decades, David has pioneered revenue acceleration programs for hundreds of professional services firms around the globe.


He is the founder of several technology platforms including the PipelinePlus software suite. His programs are winners of “Your Honor Awards” in both the U.S. and Canada, are featured in NLJ's "Technologies on the Rise," and rank as the top-rated offerings in their G2Crowd category.


David regularly keynotes at partner retreats and speaks at industry conferences. He serves as a guest lecturer at USC’s Marshall School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and at the UCLA School of Law.


His work has been published and quoted in several business books and media, including the Los Angeles Times, the National Review, the Daily Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, Attorney at Work, The Recorder, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. His Market Leaders Podcast has won several JD Supra’s Reader’s Choice Awards.


David volunteers as a Big Brother with the Big Brothers and Sisters program in Los Angeles. He is also the co-founder of Voices in Harmony, a mentoring organization that has worked with at-risk youth around the globe. He co-produced and appeared in the documentary film, After Kony: Staging Hope, chronicling mentoring programs he helped to design and facilitate for former child soldiers in Northern Uganda. The film was used as part of an awareness-raising campaign that raised millions of dollars for health and education in underserved Ugandan communities. David’s charitable work earned the “Difference Maker” award from one of his alma maters, Ithaca College.


David is a Fellow at the College of Law Practice Management. He also holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ithaca College, and the University of Santa Monica, from which he earned a Master’s in Psychology.


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