David Ackert is an American entrepreneur and business development expert. He is the founder of The Ackert Advisory, which has provided business development coaching and training for service firms since the late 1990s.
David has written for and contributed to over a dozen articles in publications including the LA Times, The National Review, and the Daily Journal, and been quoted in several trade publications and business books. He has participated on numerous panels and often lectures on the topic of business development, effective communication, and time management. He also teaches strategic planning and marketing courses through UCLA Extension.
He is the founder and CEO of Practice Boomers, an e-learning program that teaches business development, the founder of the Growth Group, a chapter of Provisors, which caters to Los Angeles business professionals. He is a recipient of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award.”
He blogs regularly for The Smartest Way to Get More Clients.
David’s avocational interests include fiction writing and theater. He has performed on stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and has appeared in several episodes of television shows such as Bones, CSI: Miami, Monk, Six Feet Under and The West Wing as well as films such as This Is Not a Test, La Linea and Maryam.