CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acquity Group (NYSE AMEX: AQ), a leading global Brand eCommerce® and digital marketing company, announced today it has appointed Rich Houle as Vice President of Talent Development for Technology Services at its Chicago headquarters. Houle will directly oversee national recruitment and retention for best-in-class digital technology talent. "Acquity Group's explosive growth this year requires a stronger focus on securing experienced technology talent to create core teams that directly support our clients," said Chris Dalton, CEO of Acquity Group. "Rich will position Acquity Group as a top choice for technology recruits and solidify our commitment to providing clients with superior technical support." With 20 years of technical management and executive experience at major technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and Northern Trust, Houle will play an integral role in attracting, building and cultivating high-performance teams. Houle's expertise, particularly in the technology field, stems from more than 30 years of identifying talent, shaping corporate strategy and managing multiple project teams. "Our technical services team is the driving force behind our ability to provide effective Omni-channel strategies to brands across the globe," added Dalton. "Hiring Rich will greatly enhance the supply side of our business as he identifies and brings in the people we need to revamp our range of full technical offerings." "Acquity Group's thriving business and collaborative culture is a sure magnet for top tech talent," said Houle. "I'm thrilled to develop Acquity Group's technical services team into an even stronger component of the company that remains on top of continually advancing eCommerce technology." Acquity Group's unique environment integrates talent from the creative, strategy and technical service departments, allowing staff in each role to expand their capabilities outside of their core business expertise and provide compelling digital experiences for clients. In 2011, Brill Street + Company ranked Acquity Group #23 in its "Top 50 Chicago Generation Y Employers" list.