Meet the 2021 influencers in the €157 billion European staffing market. This list, compiled by SIA, includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, reformers, lawyers and businesspeople with a wide range of skills and accomplishments who hail from a multitude of staffing markets in the region. We also welcome three new inductees to the Staffing 100 Europe Hall of Fame, which comprises pioneers and champions whose indelible impact is at the core of the industry’s evolution. These lists are not a ranking, but a shout-out to those who have made a difference in the world of work.
Stephen Trigg

Stephen Trigg

Stephen Trigg is CEO of Hertfordshire, England-based staffing firm Quanta Consultancy Services, which he founded in 1992. The company has won several awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade in 2016 and the Princess Royal Training Award in 2018, which honours employers whose training and skills development programmes have resulted in exceptional(…)

Kevin Freeguard

Kevin Freeguard

Kevin Freeguard has been CEO and board member of UK-based Gattaca plc since 2018. His senior leadership experience within technology businesses such as Siemens, Motorola, De La Rue and Verifone has given him first-hand knowledge of the challenges global organisations face in securing the skills they need to succeed. The company continues to focus on(…)

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni

Francesco Baroni was named country manager of Gi Group Italy in 2019. In addition to coordinating the activities of Gi Group’s various brands, he leads the strategic development of an integrated value proposition to meet the increasingly complex needs of companies and candidates. He joined Gi Group in 2014 as a business innovation and technology(…)

Philippe Gobinet

Philippe Gobinet

Philippe Gobinet has led Partnaire Group, France’s oldest temporary employment group, as president and CEO since 1987. Founded in 1952, Partnaire Group is among the largest staffing firms in France, with revenue of €472 million and 630 employees placing 62,000 temporary workers through 180 branches throughout France. In 2018, Gobinet oversaw the acquisition of Inter(…)

Jack Beaman

Jack Beaman

Along with co-founder Novo Abakare, CEO Jack Beaman developed Syft, now Indeed Flex, out of a drive to change how temp staffing works by helping to democratise access to both workers and work. During the past year, Beaman led the move to the remote onboarding of new “Flexers” and kept the no-show rate at 2.6%(…)

Matthew Rodger

Matthew Rodger

Matthew Rodger, Alexander Mann Solutions’ chief growth and commercial officer since 2017, has been with the London-based RPO and MSP provider for nearly 20 years. Rodger wears many hats, including overseeing the commercialisation of AMS’ products and services, new logo development and significant business development of existing customers, as well as managing all corporate mergers(…)