French

Claude Guedj

Claude Guedj

Groupe Crit
Chairman and CEO
French

Staffing 100 Europe | Hall of Fame |  2020

Claude Guedj, chairman and CEO of French staffing firm Groupe Crit, is a pioneer and innovator in the staffing industry. He founded the company in 1962 when it was known as Industrial and Technical Research Centre, an office of studies and calculations serving the mechanical, electrical and computer industries. With 2019 revenue of €2.49 billion, Groupe Crit is the 19th-largest staffing firm in the world, according to SIA. It now has nearly 600 offices operating under different brands serving 30,000 corporate customers in 13 countries.

Nathalie Jaoui

Nathalie Jaoui

GroupeCrit
Deputy CEO and Head of Temporary Employment and Recruitment

Nathalie Jaoui became deputy CEO and head of temporary employment and recruitment at GroupeCrit in 2002. Jaoui oversees the ongoing series of acquisitions that is driving GroupeCrit’s growthin the U.S. market. She joined in 1989, served as a director of the company since 1992 and later served as the CFO. Jaoui has also been a director of the French staffing association Prism’emploi since 2003.

François Béharel

François Béharel

Randstad France
CEO

François Béharel is president and CEO of Randstad France. Béharel joined VediorBis in 1999 as a regional director in the North of France. He was appointed CEO of Vedior group in France in 2007, becoming president and CEO of Randstad Group France in 2009 after it acquired Vedior. In 2012, the supervisory board of Randstad appointed him to the executive board for an initial four-year term. Béharel has responsibility for France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Uruguay. In 2014 he also assumed responsibility for Belgium and Luxembourg.

Jérôme Rieux

Jérôme Rieux

Groupe Adéquat
CEO

Jérôme Rieux joined Groupe Adéquat as sales director in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2016. Last year was the start of Adéquat’s powerful overseas development with the acquisition and integration of three staffing companies in 13 months — Totem in Canada, Sigmar in Ireland, and Connect in the Netherlands — of which Rieux is also chairman. The independent company in 2018 reached €1 billion in turnover and ranked No. 38 on SIA’s list of largest global staffing firms. Groupe Adéquat operates 270 offices in five countries and has posted the fastest growth rate on the French staffing market for the past three years.

Manuel Roger

Manuel Roger

Beeline
Managing Director, Beeline Europe
French

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

As managing director for Beeline Europe, Manuel Roger ensures that customers and partners in this market consistently receive Beeline’s white glove” service and manages the entirety of Beeline’s end-to-end services. Roger has been in the HR and staffing industry for over two decades, gaining experience in a variety of roles while living and working in five different countries. Of his accolades, Beeline’s rapid and client-focused response to the Covid-19 pandemic is this year’s most satisfying. Working with clients to find and implement original solutions, Roger says hearing their appreciation is the proudest achievement he could name.

Alexis de Bretteville

Alexis de Bretteville

Hudson
CEO of Europe

Alexis de Bretteville is Hudson’s CEO of Europe, the second-largest region in terms of revenue for the group. He is responsible for the management and operational leadership of the company’s European business. Before joining Hudson in 2013, de Bretteville was with Michael Page for more than 20 years, serving most recently as the managing director of the company’s Americas region and as a member of its global executive board. After spending four years helping to grow the company’s French operations into the market leader, he served as managing director of Michael Page Spain, Portugal and South America, and then as regional managing director of Central and Northern Europe.

Étienne Colella

Étienne Colella

PIXID Group
Founder, CEO and President

Étienne Colella is chairman and founder of Pixid Group, a VMS provider headquartered in France. Launched in 2004, the firm offers an SaaS application compliant with the European 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 player in the European market. Pixid bought The Internet Corp. (UK) in 2017 and Carerix (Netherlands) in 2018 to strengthen its value proposition by adding a sourcing component and expanding its operations in Europe. Previously, Colella spent 14 years in the IT industry in various senior positions.

Roland Gomez

Roland Gomez

French staffing group Proman
CEO

Roland Gomez is CEO of the French staffing group Proman, which he founded in 1990. The family run company is the fifth-largest staffing firm in France and the largest privately held staffing firm operating in the French market. A rare feature for a top player in the staffing industry, the Gomez family are the sole shareholders of the company. In the last five years, the company achieved an average revenue growth rate between 15% and 20%. Prior to founding Proman, Gomez trained as an industrial steelworker, and later worked as a branch manager for an engineering services firm. Gomez recently passed the baton to his son Roland as managing director.

Daniel Augereau

Daniel Augereau

Synergie
Chairman and CEO

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.

Daniel Augereau

Daniel Augereau

Synergie
Chairman and CEO

Daniel Augereau is the chairman and CEO of Synergie, the fifth-largest staffing firm in France. He trained as a technical blue-collar worker in the aeronautic industry and soon founded his first staffing firm, Europe Technique Assistance, in 1969. Ten years later, the company merged with another staffing firm, Sydergie, resulting in the launch of the Synergie brand.