Growing Organizations Require
Modern HR Solutions

Over the years we have helped hundreds of founders and leaders leverage Modern HR strategies to build dream teams and hit their growth goals.


We align with your growth goals.


We only use battle-tested strategies.


We act in your best interest.


We make brilliant things people cherish.


Your success is our success.

Why Fractional HR?

Fractional HR is for you if you are leading a company of 10-50 people, based in Canada or the USA, and looking to scale your team more efficiently. If this is you, you probably need help with:

The Castle HR Formula

We help companies deploy Modern HR strategies as a growth mechanism – creating winning cultures, high-performing teams, ridiculous retention rates and massive growth.

We do this through our proven Modern HR Strategies that include: Expert Advice, Winning Cultures, Employee Handbooks, Modern Performance Reviews, Talent Acquisition Playbooks and Onboarding Playbooks.

Our People, Your People

Our team is carefully selected for their experience, culture alignment and passion for helping companies like yours achieve their goals.

Tom Nickalls CEO & Founder Castle HR

Tom Nickalls

Founder & Chief Executive Officer,

Tom, is a two-time founder and has been leading sales teams for over a decade. At one point in his career, he was terminated in an unprofessional manner. Since then, his mission has been to help forward-thinking small and medium businesses create custom HR strategies for today’s workforce.

Robyn Leduc Head of HR Castle HR

Robyn Leduc, CHRL

Head of Human Resources,

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. She prides herself on her ability to align the needs of humans with the needs of businesses to create strong partnerships.

Madhav Mehta Chief Revenue Officer Castle HR

Madhav Mehta

Chief Revenue Officer, He/Him

Madhav is an award-winning business leader with a successful track record of building revenue streams, business development and change management. He knows what it takes to recruit, hire and develop high-performing teams. His emphasis on solution selling puts each incoming client in a position to succeed. 

Alex Smeall Head of Operations Castle HR

Alex Smeall, MBA

Head of Operations, He/Him

Alex has over a decade of experience working in a variety of roles across organizations ranging from very small to very big. He understands how to implement and manage the systems and processes necessary to deliver a world-class service. 

Warren Ip Head of Customer Success Castle HR

Warren Ip

Head of Customer Success, He/Him

Warren has a strong track record of helping small and medium-sized businesses establish a path to success and working with them to achieve a positive ROI. He understands the importance of understanding and championing the needs of each client. 

MaryLisa Forsyth HR Business Partner Castle HR

MaryLisa Forsyth

HR Business Partner, She/Her

MaryLisa is a pioneer HR professional with over 30 years of HR management experience, mostly working in the public sector. Her specialties are transformational leadership, team building, managing change, and building labour relations strategy.

Lindsay Schultz HR Business Partner Castle HR

Lindsay Schultz

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Lindsay is a Senior HR Professional with over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She is a small business owner with a strong background in conflict management, training and development, and evaluating core HR processes.

Anna Boshoer HR Business Partner Castle HR

Anna Boshoer, CHRL

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Anna is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience in management, consultant and recruitment roles. Prior to HR, she worked in adult education and retains her passion for learning through coaching, mentorship and personal development initiatives. 

Mike Daser HR Business Partner Castle HR

Mike Daser, PHRi

HR Business Partner, He/Him

Mike is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience in management roles across a variety of industries. He has built and led teams, established corporate HR programs and policies, and has a strong passion for promoting Health & Safety in the workplace.

Jackie Gilkes HR Business Partner Castle HR

Jackie Gilkes

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Jackie is a senior HR professional with over 25 years of experience supporting leadership teams across multiple industries. She has spearheaded multiple HR Departments from nothing to fully functioning business partners with a seat at the head table.

Dana Dobiasova HR Business Partner

Dana Dobiasova

HR Business Partner, She/Her/Elle

Dana is an HR professional with over 10 years of experience in both private and public sectors and a variety of industries, for both provincially and federally regulated companies. She is a huge advocate of coaching people up rather than out.

Stephanie Burns HR Business Partner Castle HR

Stephanie Burns

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Stephanie is an HR professional with 10 years of multi-faceted experience. She considers herself a true Generalist, with a keen interest in Employee Relations, Performance Management, Talent Acquisition and Contract Management.

Shelley Sebastian HR Business Partner Castle HR

Shelley Sebastian

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Shelley is a senior HR professional with over 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles. She thrives when working closely with business leaders to develop and implement the HR systems that will help their company scale. 

Irene Jackman HR Business Partner Castle HR

Irene Jackman, CHRL, CEC

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Irene is a senior HR professional with over 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership and teaching roles. One of her specialties is turning complex situations into intuitive and applicable solutions for the people involved. 

Shaida Gani HR Business Partner Castle HR

Shaida Gani

HR Business Partner, She/Her

Over the past 20 years, Shaida has built her career on a single principle – ‘work smarter’. She enjoys analyzing inefficient procedures and then collaborating with others to solve the root cause of the issue at hand. 

Michelle Ignatavicius Account Executive Castle HR

Michelle Ignatavicius

Account Executive, She/Her

Michelle has spent over a decade in a variety of client-facing roles. She has a passion for helping companies that truly value their employees because she knows that an empowered, happy team is often also a high-performing one. 

Viviana Santa HR Admin Castle HR

Viviana Santa

HR Admin, She/Her

Viviana recently graduated from Western University with an Honour Specialization in HR and Management. While studying there, she served in leadership roles in multiple student organizations. 

Lyndsy McDonald Content Manager Castle HR

Lyndsy McDonald

Content Manager, She/Her

Lyndsy is a content producer extraordinaire who spent some time freelance copywriting after stints in chiropractic, personal support work and the beverage industry. She enjoys bringing Modern HR to the masses. 

Allan Ladd Ricablanca Sales Development Rep Castle HR

Allan Ladd Ricablanca

Sales Development Rep, He/Him

Allan has an extensive background in various roles and industries, including Virtual Assistant and Real Estate. He is goal-oriented and loves interacting with people, so it isn’t a surprise that Allan has a knack for sales.

Ardy Unasin Sales Development Rep Castle HR

Ardy Unasin

Sales Development Rep, He/Him

After spending time in the tech support industry and gaining experience in inbound sales, Ardy realized his calling was to work in sales and decided to find a position where he could continuously learn new skills.

Dan Sluckin Sales Development Rep Castle HR

Dan Sluckin

Sales Development Rep, He/Him

Dan has a background in environmental science and extensive knowledge of sales. He has also tried his hand at entrepreneurship, learning many valuable lessons about a variety of industries along the way. 

Our Amazing Clients

We only work with companies who have found product-market fit and know what they invest in their HR strategy will be returned 10x. These founders and leaders have a clear vision of their future company but they lack the people strategies, systems, tools, and guidance needed to get there.

“We needed a local expertise, but were not big enough for a full time HR person. Castle HR helped us with that growth. They were able to parachute in and help us with those e-critical issues that we were dealing with as a quickly growing company without us having 2 or 3 people on staff.” – Darrell Keezer, Founder & CEO of Candybox Marketing 

How To Get Started

If you have a team of between 10 to 50 people and know that investing in your HR strategy will pay huge dividends – hit “Book A Call” and schedule a time that’s convenient for you to discuss if Castle HR is a good fit for your HR needs.

If you still have questions, please hit “Learn More” below to hear our CEO, Tom Nickalls, answer the 9 questions we get asked most often.