Our Mission We harness the power ofindividuals to change theway the world works.

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

Our Vision A world where talent andbusinesses are empowered torealise their highest potential.

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.

Our History Agents of Change

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 digital creative and marketing talent.

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Aquent is more than workforce evolution.

It's workforce revolution.

Executive Leadership Driving toward
sustainable,
long-term success.

John Chuang

John Chuang

Co-Founder and Chairman

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John Chuang

John Chuang

Co-Founder and Chairman

John co-founded Aquent in 1986 while an undergraduate at Harvard University. Within five years he grew the company from dorm room startup to the 12th fastest growing private company in America. He has served as CEO from the beginning.

Over the course of his career John has been widely recognized for his entrepreneurial leadership and accomplishments. Accolades include: Boston Business Journal's, "40 Under 40", Mass High Tech's, "High Tech All Star," finalist for the Harvard Business School Club of New York's, "America's Entrepreneur Award," and Ernst and Young’s, “Entrepreneur of the Year” for New England. He was the subject of a Fast Company cover story and was the protagonist in a Harvard Business School case study.

John has served as president of the Massachusetts Association of Staffing Services and as chairman of the board of directors of Angie’s List (NASDAQ:ANGI). He also has served as a board member for the American Staffing Association, AIGA, and the Recycling Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

John earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

Doug Kaplan

Doug Kaplan

CEO

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Doug Kaplan

Doug Kaplan

CEO

For over 20 years, Doug has helped build leading software, media, and technology companies around the globe, including Ascend Learning and LexisNexis.

Working at the forefront of the digital revolution, he’s led traditional print publishers into the online world; helped SaaS, software, and service companies innovate and expand their footprint globally; and leveraged next generation platforms to invent local best of breed business models, technologies, and partnerships that have driven revenues for global players in the United States, APAC, and Europe.

Doug earned Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in both Economics and Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

Simon Lusty

Simon Lusty

Managing Director, Australia

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Simon Lusty

Simon Lusty

Managing Director, Australia

As managing director for Aquent Australia, Simon is responsible for the future growth of our business in this region. Working closely with our customers is his passion, whether it's helping clients to navigate a great hire, assisting talent with finding a new opportunity, or enabling CEOs and senior leaders to trust that the growth of their people drives the success of their organisation.