Frits Goldschmeding founded Uitzendbureau Amstelveen in 1960, and in 1964 renamed it Randstad, which is now the second-largest staffing firm in the world. Goldschmeding took Randstad public in 1990, and in 2008, merged it with the Dutch group Vedior. CEO until 1998 and a member of the supervisory board from 1999 until 2011, Goldschmeding remains the largest shareholder. He has a doctorate from the VU University Amsterdam and was professor at the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Nyenrode Business University. He is founder and supervisory board member of the Goldschmeding Foundation, which supports projects that respond to social issues in the field of people, work and economy.