About Us

Tom Nickalls | CEO & Founder

Tom, is a two-time founder and has been leading sales teams for over a decade. He has hired, trained, and led teams of up to 40- with an 8-figure quota.

At one point in his career, Tom was terminated in an extremely unprofessional manner. That experience rocked him, and it took a while to recover.

Determined to prevent others from undergoing similar experiences, Tom resolved to help forward-thinking small and medium businesses create custom HR strategies – with a focus on HR strategies for “today’s workforce”.

The resolution to modernize HR led to the start of Castle HR.

Tom was born in Malawi and came to Canada by way of England – (sadly no accent). Love of travel was instilled by his parents and is a continued passion – hopefully collecting passport stamps again in 2021! His passion for sports is both as a player (volleyball, golf, soccer, running, etc.) and as a fan (Green Bay, Raptors, Leafs & Jays). He loves dabbling in the kitchen and wonders what could’ve been if he chose culinary school over business school…

Robyn Leduc | Senior HR Professional, CHRL

Robyn is a strong advocate of modern HR and has been a human Resources Professional for over 10 years, working in a broad array of sectors from construction to technology.

Robyn has a strong track record of helping small and medium sized businesses establish custom HR strategies and Health & Safety plans that contribute to organizational effectiveness and help to mitigate risk profiles.

Outside of HR, Robyn loves camping, running, and playing with her two kids.

Marylisa Forsyth | Senior HR Professional, CHRL

Marylisa is a pioneer HR professional with over 30 years of HR management experience, mostly working in the public sector. She holds a degree in labour relations from McMaster university and Workplace Mental Health Leadership from Queens.

She has a track record of coaching in transformational leadership, team building, managing change, and building positive labour relations. In addition to being a key part of Castle HR’s leadership team, Marylisa is on contract with the City of Burlington and sits on the Haldimand and Norfolk CAMHS board of directors.

Marylisa is well on her way to building Canada’s next alpaca empire, one fuzzy scarf at a time.

Lindsay Schultz – Senior HR Professional

Lindsay is a Senior HR Professional with over 15 years experience working in both private and public sectors.  She is also a small business owner in a highly competitive industry.

Lindsay has been successful in creating innovative HR processes for several small, medium, and large size companies to streamline and improve business performance.  She has a strong background in conflict management, training and development, evaluating core processes and many other HR functions.

Lindsay is going to take over the world with her massive collection of art supplies and Lego that she reluctantly shares with her 2 kids.

Eli Zeldin | Sales Development Representative

Eli is a sales professional with 10 years of direct-to-consumer sales, chiefly in the entertainment and cannabis industries. 

His broad range of experience has taught him the importance of Modern HR Strategies and he is excited to show you why it should be an important element of your business as well.

When he’s not sending emails or making calls, you’ll find Eli with a megaphone in hand, leading the Toronto FC supporters from the Lakeshore Terrace at BMO Field or eating his way across the world while visiting other football stadiums.

Alec Nickalls | Learning & Development Manager

Alec is an experienced facilitator and instructional designer that has worked in Toronto’s tech firms for his entire career. Prior to joining Castle’s leadership, he spent 9 years with Apple in L&D, training facilitators, and leading city-wide training programs.

Alec brings a progressive and inclusive perspective to employee development strategies, performance reviews, and training for forward-thinking firms. 

Alec is an avid cat enthusiast and Brazilian jiu jitsu brown belt.

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You’ll see our clients building teams packed with top-shelf
talent, where everyone is hustling and having fun!

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