David Ackert, MA

David Ackert, MA, is the founder of Practice Boomers. He has been an entrepreneur and business development mentor to service firms for nearly two decades. He is the President of The Ackert Advisory, which provides business development coaching and training for service firms and their professionals. He has developed and implemented business development programs for some of the top firms on the Am Read More ►

Darryl Cross, MBA

Darryl Cross, MBA, is a former law firm CMO-turned business development coach. He specializes in maximizing lawyer performance and profitability. Over the past 15 years, Darryl has spoken on the topic of business development to over 10,000 fee-earners and business executives from over 100 countries. Darryl has served as a TEDx speaker coach and helps Read More ►

Martin Gold, JD

Martin Gold, JD, is an experienced legal marketer, coach, and facilitator. He has helped lawyers succeed in developing new business for nearly 20 years. Before joining Ackert Inc., Martin held marketing leadership roles at Signal, and before that, at Blank Rome. Martin’s skills include strategic business development, innovative tactical executions, client development best practices, leadership, Read More ►

Judith Gordon, JD

Judith Gordon, JD, has been helping law firms achieve their business and professional development objectives since 2006. In addition to her contributions to the Practice Boomers faculty, Judith is the founder of LeaderEsQ, a consultancy devoted to ensuring that firms have the leadership, emotional intelligence and wellness tools needed to catalyze the bottom line, and Read More ►

Susan Longo, MBA

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 that deliver new business opportunities and revenue. Having held senior positions at law firms, a Big 4 accounting firm, and advising as a consultant, Susan knows what works Read More ►

Carmelo Millimaci

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. Carmelo helps leaders and teams Read More ►

Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA

Rebecca Nassi, JD, MA, is a Senior Advisor on our faculty and facilitates mastermind groups 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 Read More ►

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 are focused on initiatives Read More ►

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. Since joining the Ackert team, Kim has personally facilitated over 50 business development programs with lawyers at all levels, from senior associates up through managing partners. Kim is the lead facilitator and co-founder of the Read More ►