We are Not a Follower

Leading the march of change toward a new way of thinking about creative, marketing, & digital staffing.

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 customized workforces built to fit their needs.

We entered the world as MacTemps, a temp agency that specialized in procuring Mac-savvy talent. Today, we’re 27 domestic and 10 international offices strong, and the top 10 most valuable brands in the world rely on us for creative, marketing, & digital talent.

Explore Our History

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 recognized 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 have been 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.

Cheryl King

Cheryl King

President, Aquent Studios

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Cheryl King

Cheryl King

President, Aquent Studios

Cheryl heads up the Technology sector and Aquent's Outsourcing division, Aquent Studios. Cheryl's mantra is to understand our clients' issues and goals so that we can get them the right solutions, whether they’re looking for talent to join their team or to outsource a project or team. She believes helping clients solve their problems using creativity and expertise to achieve efficiencies and quality results solidifies our partnership approach.

Cheryl holds a B.S. degree in business administration from California State University of Northridge.