David Ackert, MA
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.
Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA
I empower executives, entrepreneurs, and high-achieving service professionals to overcome their obstacles and create positive change.
Every engagement starts with three critical questions, which you can also start to think about on your own:
- Where do you want to be at the end of our coaching engagement
- What is the importance behind the goal(s) that means you simply must achieve it now?
- What are the fears that are holding you back from pursuing or achieving these goals?
Once they’ve clarified their views and the circumstances around it, our work begins. In these questions, we also unpack the client’s motivations and further the fears that can inhibit progress. My goal is to ensure that each person can advance their careers according to the aspirations they want to achieve, not the negative circumstances they’ve been trying to avoid.
My expertise in coaching draws on my own experiences as an entrepreneur, service provider, and former practicing attorney, but my work is further grounded by my Master’s in Psychology, coaching certification, as well as my research in wellness and neuroscience.
In addition to my private coaching practice, I am Co-founder and Senior Advisor at Ackert Inc., the company behind market-leading business development software PipelinePlus®.
Beyond my paid work, I am incredibly passionate about positively impacting my community and non-profits. I contribute my expertise to make a difference in the Los Angeles area. I have also worked with war-torn youth in Northern Uganda – chronicled in the award-winning documentary feature film, “After Kony: Staging Hope,” available on Amazon Prime.
When I’m not working with clients or researching the latest trends in neuroscience, I whip up a matcha latte and unplug over a good book (fantasy and magic realism are my favorite genres in literature) or TV show (mostly BBC period and crime dramas). Send me your recommendations! I also enjoy meditation and long hikes by the ocean. Oh, and I’m an enthusiastic dog-lover!
Director of Product Development
Tom has been an entrepreneur for most of his career focusing on the intersection of business and technology. Co-founder of Cyber Indemnity Solutions he developed and architected the Insured Data Platform the first PaaS implementation for the insurance of data for its true value. He is an inventor with 2 issued patents. Tom has also worked with startups in the payments, Medtech, and Fintech fields providing technical advice and strategy. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University. In his spare enjoys golfing, surfing, and playing guitar.
Director of Marketing & Business Development
As the Director of Marketing at ACKERT Inc., Tara leads all Marketing and assures on-point delivery of company brand standards and advertising strategies that lead to new customer acquisition and elevated brand positioning. Before joining ACKERT, Tara was the Director of Marketing at CMIT Solutions – the nation’s leading IT Franchise. During her tenure with CMIT, Tara built repeatable marketing systems and processes for 250+ franchisees while managing a budget in excess of $1.8M. She also dramatically increased leads and won opportunities for franchise development. Based on her accomplishments, Tara was recognized by Franchise Update Media as one of the nation’s top female franchise marketers. She also received numerous recommendations and endorsements for her results-oriented, hands-on style of marketing that generated first-time revenue breakthroughs for CMIT.
Before CMIT, Tara was Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Endurance House International, an Endurance retail concept franchised across the United States and acquired in 2018. Tara envisioned Endurance House as more than just another place to buy shoes or a bike, and based on her marketing innovations, Endurance House became the preeminent destination for endurance enthusiasts of every level, and a warm and welcoming community of people seeking a healthy, active lifestyle. Being part of the winning team at ACKERT is the culmination of years of experience as a professional marketer and entrepreneur.
Director of Client Success
Mollie Smith is the Director of Client Success at Ackert Inc. Having spent over eight years in client-facing tech adoption roles both in the US and overseas, Mollie harnesses her lived experience by using it to transform customer engagement models while re-aligning responsibilities across all post-sales functions.