THEN: John Chuang, 33, founder of Mactemps, was featured in our November 1998 "Young Millionaires"article. With an initial loan of $5,000 that "took months of hard negotiating" and a small Harvard Square storefront, his temporary employment agency of Mac-trained personnel spawned offices in 35 cities and seven countries, and he projected 1998 sales at $130 million.
NOW: Sure enough, Chuang hit that $130 million mark. Mactemps has since acquired the corporate moniker Aquent and relaunched into a full-service agency for independent professionals, including freelancers, contract workers and temporary employees. Chuang remains CEO, overseeing 41 offices in 10 countries, a Web site, an e-zine (Aquentmagazine.com) and a niche search engine. Aquent provides experts in Web design, print design and technology, placing over 35,000 professionals in permanent and contract positions.