David Ackert retired in January 2007 as an executive vice president at AIG Financial Products Corporation, in Wilton, Conn., where he served as head of corporate marketing for North America and global head of the transaction development group and the energy practice. From 1986 until 1994 Ackert was a VP in the capital markets department at Goldman, Sachs & Co. From 1983 to 1986 he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York City law firm.
Ackert earned his B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), MBA and J.D. (Law Review, Moot Court Honors) degrees from UCLA. He also attended Hong Kong University as a Rotary Foundation Fellow.
Ackert is a founding member of the “Off Broadway Angels,” a theatre support group; he also is a director of 2econd Stage Theatre in New York City. In addition, he holds memberships in the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, the Commanderie de Bordeaux, the National Arts Club and Rolling Hills Country Club, where he serves on the steward’s committee. Ackert has also served as a director of Circle Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Class Company and the 1056 Fifth Avenue Association.
Ackert and his wife, Charlotte, have one son, Nicholas.