David Pannell is the founder and principal partner of Private Counsel, LLC, which he launched in 1995. He is an entrepreneur, business strategist, private counselor and attorney. Though principally involved with significant-scale private firms in the venture finance, professional, technical, knowledge-expertise and creative fields, over the years his clients have included Fortune 100 as well as leading non-profit and higher education organizations and institutions.
David is a graduate of Cornell University, where he was a member of the Red Key Society (honorary scholar-athlete society), a perennial Dean’s List student and All-Ivy League track athlete. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1983. David’s interests include travel, classical music, eastern and classical Greek philosophy, cognitive science and semantics.
▪ Counselor, Mentor, Teacher
▪ Strategist, Deal-maker
▪ Father, Brother, Friend
Ken Boyd is a Private Counsel partner, Co-Founder of Accountinged.com, and the owner of accountingaccidentally.com. Ken authors and produces written content, video and speaking engagements on an extensive series of accounting and finance topics. An expert in the field of accounting, Ken is the author of Cost Accounting for Dummies, Accounting All-In-One for Dummies, The CPA Exam for Dummies and 1,001 Accounting Questions for Dummies. As a former CPA, Auditor, Tax Preparer and College Professor, Boyd brings a wealth of business acumen to field of adult and professional education.
Chris Kiersch is a serial entrepreneur and Internet marketing guru with over 23 years of technology, marketing, and sales experience. One of Chris’ businesses was #1 in the St. Louis FAST 50, with a 5-year growth rate of 4082%. He has started, sold and partnered with digital ad agencies in the St. Louis area aimed at integrating sales and marketing platforms for many St. Louis businesses.
Proprietor | Entrepreneur | Sales & Marketing Automation Implementation
- Comprehensive marketing and sales automation
- Integrated marketing-sales applications with automated lead conversion
- Real-time analytics to measure and optimize campaign outcomes
- Multi-channel campaign management and analysis
- Rapidly deployed and award-winning, ease-of-use marketing and sales applications
- Social media campaigns, SEO Consult, integrated e-mail marketing platform analytics to pinpoint prospect and client level of interest
Marion Berktold is the Director of Foreign Correspondence and Translation for Private Counsel, LLC. Marion manages the firm’s IP translation and correspondence services for its clients with international interests, while directly handling German translations. Born and raised in Germany, Marion studied general business, hotel and restaurant management before emigrating to the U.S. in 2006, and then securing U.S. citizenship in 2013. She travels regularly to Germany. During her free time, Marion writes music and performs with the St. Louis based German rock band Über Cool.