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Our Leadership Team

Tom Nickalls | CEO & Founder

Tom’s passion sets the direction for Castle HR’s overall business strategy. Although he has led successful teams as large as 40 people, his vision for Castle HR was to form a focused collective of accomplished senior leaders that are empowered to do their best work.

Embracing the idea of modernizing HR, Tom has set up Castle HR’s entire team to work on a flexible and remote basis – with proven results!

Tom’s entrepreneurial background gives him a zest for success – not just his, but yours. He is always looking for ways to help his clients and his team succeed in whatever challenges they face.

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 (pun definitely intended!) 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.

Alec Nickalls | Senior Learning & Development Coach

Alec is an experienced facilitator and instructional designer that has worked in Toronto‚Äôs 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.