Claude Guedj has been chairman and CEO of Groupe CRIT since 2002. He founded the company in 1962 and was first appointed to the board in 1969. Guedj is considered a pioneer and innovator in the French staffing industry. Under his management, the group rose to rank among the five largest staffing firms in France, and the largest 20 globally. In 2015 and 2016, Groupe CRIT largely outpaced the French market and boosted its operations in Spain and the United States.