September 29, 2016 2:10 PM ET


Company Overview of AKQA Inc.

Company Overview

AKQA Inc. ideates, designs, and delivers iconic digital products and services. It offers services in the areas of social media, data science, engineering, and business transformation and commerce. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in San Francisco, California. It also has operations in Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Washington, District of Columbia; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Gothenburg, Sweden; Gurgaon, India; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; São Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; and Tokyo, Japan. As of July 26, 2012, AKQA Inc. operates as a subsidiary of WPP plc.

360 Third Street

5th floor

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 1990





Key Executives for AKQA Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 59
Managing Director and Head of Business Development & Marketing
Chief Creative Officer, Head of New York Office and Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

AKQA Inc. Key Developments

AKQA Announces Rachel Barek as General Manager

AKQA announced the promotion of Rachel Barek to General Manager of AKQA’s Washington, D.C. office. She previously held the position of Director of Client Services. Rachel takes on the responsibility of helping clients create the future by driving forward ideas, products and services as well as continuing to develop the culture and client relationships. She will continue to report into Erik Rogstad, Managing Director, AKQA. Rachel has more than 17 years of experience within the digital industry. Prior to joining AKQA six years ago, she held senior marketing and account positions leading digital efforts to drive brand strategy on both the agency and client sides. Rachel mentors and speaks to students and marketers from a wide range of institutions about the ever-changing industry.

AKQA Announces Promotion of Carlos Matias to International Design Director

AKQA announced promotion of Carlos Matias to International Design Director. In his new role, Carlos will oversee the design and branding practices across AKQA’s offices in the US and Europe. He will be based in New York, reporting into both Duan Evans, International Executive Creative Director and Giles McCormack, International Managing Director. Carlos has been with AKQA since 2011 and prior to his promotion, served as Design Director in AKQA’s London office, where he built up the company's design team.

AKQA Appoints Jennie Child as International Director of Talent

AKQA announced the appointment of Jennie Child as International Director of Talent. Based in the London office, Jennie will report into AKQA Managing Director Sam Kelly. She will lead talent strategy and initiatives to identify, attract and nurture a world-class team. Jennie brings with her more than 16 years of experience in creative and media recruitment. Before joining AKQA, she held senior talent acquisition functions leading teams on both agency and recruitment consultancy sides. An avid sailor, Jennie has just returned from a six-month sabbatical competing in various yacht races in the UK and Caribbean in an all-female team that she co-founded.

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