Jean-Philippe Papin is the CEO of the French staffing firm Leader Intérim. The company was founded in 1992 and claims an average annual growth of 35 percent since its inception. Leader Intérim is among the top 15 staffing firms in France and provides temporary workers, permanent recruitment services and training.
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In 2020, Paul Jacquin co-founded Taptrove Ventures, which invests in WorkTech startups, providing solutions to boost productivity, enable a distributed workforce and improve professional journeys. He is also managing partner of the Randstad Innovation Fund, which he co-founded in 2014 to invest in social sourcing, online platforms, mobile solutions, virtual solutions, gamification and big data analytics. It has since invested in 20 companies and deployed close to €50 million. In the past year the fund grew more than 50% in annual recurring revenue and added US-based firms ZapInfo and This is Alice, as well as ValidatedID in Spain to its portfolio.
Denis Pennel has been managing director of the World Employment Confederation (previously Ciett) since 2005. Pennel promotes the interests of the staffing industry before international institutions such as the European Union, the International Labour Organization, the World Bank and the OECD. Prior to his current role, he served as corporate communications director for Manpower France from 1998 to 2005. A work futurist, he is best known for his thought leadership role on the changing world of work, acting as a keynote speaker and writing many opinion pieces and several books, including The Ego Revolution at Work (2015) and Travail, la soif de liberté (Work, the thirst for freedom, 2017).
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.
Daniel Augereau is chairman and CEO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France. He trained as a technical blue-collar worker in the aeronautic industry and soon after founded his first staffing firm, Europe Technique Assistance, in 1969. Ten years later, the company merged with another staffing firm, Sidergie, resulting in the launch of the Synergie brand. In 2016, the company reported a double-digit revenue growth rate, spurred by strong performances both in its home market and abroad.
Stephane Kasriel was promoted to CEO of Upwork in April 2015. In this role Kasriel has rebranded the business to Upwork (from Elance-oDesk), to become the third-largest company by human cloud spend. Kasriel first joined the company in 2012 and rose to SVP of product engineering before becoming CEO. As SVP, he was responsible for the company’s platform and technical team.
As CEO of Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk), Stephane Kasrielis driving the company’s vision of connecting businesses with talent faster than ever. He is an expert on working with professionals around the world, having also managed the company’s global tech team of more than 300 product managers, designers and engineers. Kasrielhas 16 years of leadership experience. Previously, he was global head of PayPal Consumer Products, global head of PayPal mobile business development and managing director of PayPal France. He also held leadership roles at pioneering companies including Fireclick, Work4, and Zong, and was a founder of Fireclick and iFeelGoods.
Manuel Roger is the managing director for Beeline Europe, based in London. As a member of Beeline’s global executive committee, Roger has been leading Beeline’s sustainable exponential growth in Europe since 2011. He established a team of VMS experts who are delivering Beeline services to Beeline’s Fortune 500 client base in Europe. Roger developed his career in a global context, working as an IT systems engineer and project manager. He then moved into procurement and created The Adecco Group’s global procurement function as the first group chief procurement officer. He graduated as a systems engineer and holds an MBA from EM Lyon Business School.
Étienne Colella is CEO of PIXID, a VMS provider headquartered in France, which he founded in 2004. The firm offers an SAAS application compliant with the French regulation for providing and using temporary staff. In 2015, private equity fund Keensight Capital took a majority stake in the company to help it become a leading VMS in the European market. PIXID bought Internet Corp. in January 2017 to start deploying its services to the UK market. Previously, Colella spent 14 years in the IT industry in various senior positions. Colella graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris.
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Yvon Drouet is the deputy general manager and CFO of Synergie, the sixth-largest staffing firm in France. Drouet oversees group finance and investments and plays a key role in Synergie’s international expansion. He is also a member of Synergie’s executive board. Since 2018, Synergie has developed its IT support services, after acquiring DCS Easyware in 2018 in France and Tigloo in 2019 in Spain. Synergie reported 2019 revenue of €2.64 billion.