Daniel Augereau is chairman and CEO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France. In 2017, the group reported revenue of €2.3 billion with international operations representing more than 50% of Synergie’s revenue during the year. Augereau trained as a technical blue-collar worker in the aeronautic industry and soon after founded his first staffing firm, Europe Technique Assistance, in 1969. After merging with another staffing firm 10 years later, the company rebranded as Synergie. It has continued to expand throughout Europe, including with the acquisition of HR firm Völker in Austria. Its Acorn subsidiary is at the core of the group’s expansion strategy in the UK and Australia.