Technology Leader ByteCubed Acquires Award Winning Creative Agency,…

Combining the leading-edge technology of ByteCubed with the world-class creative team at CHIEF means we can better help our clients solve their most critical and complex challenges.

ByteCubed, a technology firm that specializes in reimagining government programs, continued its aggressive growth strategy with its acquisition of Washington D.C. based creative agency CHIEF. ByteCubed, based in Arlington, VA, is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country and is a national leader in providing technology and domain expertise to federal and commercial customers. This acquisition pairs ByteCubed with CHIEF, a full-service creative agency that specializes in branding, marketing, design, media, technology, and digital user experience.

“Our acquisition of CHIEF fits perfectly into our long-term growth strategy,” said ByteCubed Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Ahmad Ishaq. “We are looking forward to offering our clients a more comprehensive suite of services that complements the work we are already doing.”

ByteCubed recently hired Lena Trudeau as CEO to help drive their growth. “Bringing CHIEF into the ByteCubed family is incredibly exciting for our whole team,” said Trudeau. “Combining the leading-edge technology of ByteCubed with the world-class creative team at CHIEF means we can better help our clients solve their most critical and complex challenges.”

“Over the years, we’ve been approached by many firms interested in CHIEF,” said Scott Johnson, Co-founder and Principal. “We’ve never said yes until now. Together, ByteCubed and CHIEF will bring unique technological, strategic and creative capabilities to shape the future for our clients.”

CHIEF President and Co-founder Margaret Johnson reinforced the strong fit between the two firms, saying, "At CHIEF, our biggest asset is our people. We are excited about merging cultures with complementary values and expertise and the positive impact this will have on our clients and our team."

ByteCubed is backed by Enlightenment Capital, a government and defense technology focused investment firm. “CHIEF is a critical first step in our M&A strategy,” said Devin Talbott, Founder and Managing Partner at Enlightenment Capital. “We’re committed to working with ByteCubed as they invest in building truly differentiated capabilities in service of their customers.”

About ByteCubed
Founded in 2010, ByteCubed is a high-impact consulting firm, dedicated to providing innovative solutions to commercial and federal customers. Our unique blend of domain and technology expertise allows us to deeply understand our clients’ businesses and tailor our approach to address their specific challenges. ByteCubed is dedicated to providing its customers with the best in service to empower them to achieve their missions. 2018 marked the third year in a row that ByteCubed was ranked by as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. For more information, visit

CHIEF is a full-service agency, with office locations in Washington, DC and Portland, OR. We provide our clients with over 30 years of experience driving high-impact brand, technology and communication solutions. CHIEF is a diverse agency of 110+ fearless thinkers, creators and builders. Our bravery knows no bounds as we work with clients coast to coast, we ignite change and transform brands, obsessively focused on creating new possibility through an integrated experience. For more information, visit

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