We are Not a Follower

Leading the march of change toward a new way of thinking about creative, digital, marketing, and technical recruitment.

By celebrating the unique abilities of our talent, we’re empowering the makers of the modern world to work smarter every day.

As agents of change, we give our talent the freedom and independence to pursue better opportunities, and give our clients customised workforces built to fit their needs.

We entered the world as MacTemps, a temp agency that specialised in procuring Mac-savvy talent. Today, we’re 37 international offices strong, and the top 10 most valuable brands in the world rely on us for creative, digital, marketing and technical talent.

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Aquent is more than workforce evolution.

It's workforce revolution.

John Chuang

John Chuang

Co-Founder and CEO

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John Chuang

John Chuang

Co-Founder and CEO

In 1986, John and two of his classmates started a desktop publishing business in their dorm room. When that desktop publishing company, Laser Designs, morphed into MacTemps, a temp agency focused on placing desktop publishers who knew how to use a Mac, the friends had indeed found something that worked. In fact, that company, which changed its name to Aquent in 1999, grew into a $500 million global staffing firm.

Over the course of his career he has also been recognised in the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Transpacific magazine’s “Top 10 under 40” and “100 Great Asian-American Entrepreneurs and was named New England’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young, a “High Tech All Star,” by Mass High Tech, and was a finalist for the Harvard Business School Club of New York’s “America’s Entrepreneur Award, 2000.”

He has served as president of the Massachusetts Association of Staffing Services and as a board member for the American Staffing Association, AIGA, and the Recycling Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He currently sits on the board for Angie's List, a consumer advocacy network, and for CareerSoft.

John earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from Harvard College in 1987 and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School in 1992, while serving as the company’s chief executive officer.

Ann Webster

Ann Webster

President

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Ann Webster

Ann Webster

President

Ann oversees a network of 40 plus locations and more than 500 staff in seven countries. Since her start as an Aquent agent in 1990, Webster’s contributions in client development, talent sourcing, management, launching new services, and integrating acquisitions are invaluable to the company’s continued success. Working closely with department and product leaders, Webster applies the strength of her business acumen, relentless holism, and authentic leadership towards the achievement of the company’s aggressive goals.

Ann has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northern Arizona University. An enthusiastic self-learner, Ann is member of The Raffoni Group Key Executive Collective and a board member for non-profit, Rumbarroco.

Mike Berry

Mike Berry

UK Country Manager

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Mike Berry

Mike Berry

UK Country Manager

Mike Berry is responsible for Aquent's and Vitamin T's UK operation. He started in staffing over 25 years ago and has spent the last seven in the marketing and creative sector. He has a passion for working with the best clients, talent, and colleagues in the industry. He focuses on providing excellent customer service to make the best matches between clients and talent in the London market.