September 19, 2016

About TPD

TPD Is An Industry Leader With Over 35 Years of Experience

TPD is an international HR & Workforce Solutions company that provides tailored & scalable solutions to organizations that are experiencing growth, change or HR related problems.

We partner with organizations to provide on demand solutions that help them save time, money and internal resources.

As the HR evolution rapidly changes business landscapes and the traditional responsibilities of human resources, TPD continues to provide cutting edge solutions & hands-on expertise.

Our Values

Agile
Agile
We are creative when approaching a problem and developing a solution. We embrace learning and adjust quickly to make each day better than the next. We adapt to stay relevant We are open to new ideas and incorporate feedback so that we can improve.
Systems Enabled
Systems Enabled
We leverage technology and process to deliver value. If it’s not a system or not measured – it didn’t happen. We use systems to do more of what works. We improve by capturing discoveries into systems that can be shared and repeated.
Collaborative
Collaborative
We work as a team and do more than just our share. We believe we can accomplish more as a group than as individuals. We have a genuine desire to help others. We celebrate wins together and support each other through tough times.
#GSD
#GSD
We hustle and get it done. We are accountable and take responsibility for our own actions. We are tough, committed and not afraid of hard work. We take initiative and use our best judgment to get the job done.
Business Minded
Business Minded
We understand what makes business work. We provide relevant solutions to impact business. We connect with our stakeholders as business partners. We recognize that problems and opportunities generate demand.
Results Focused
Results Focused
We are driven to succeed. We value results over activity. We strive for progress, not perfection. We focus on outcomes and achievements that create value.

Our Story

TPD Founded | 1980

The Personnel Department was established with a mission to be different – to put people first. We opened our doors on July 2nd 1980, as the 1st temporary staffing agency to put a focus on retention and to hire a team to break down the stereotype of the ‘temp.’ Our Fieldstaff receive competitive pay, active performance management and 100% employer paid benefits. We focus on quality, so that our clients can focus on results.

Service Expansion | 1980 – 2013

Over the course of 33 years, The Personnel Department was made and remade on words, ideas and ideals. Our service offering grew to encompass recruiting, executive search, payroll processing and more. The Personnel Department continued to evolve as a response to the needs of our clients and our commitment to being their full service HR partners.

The Next 33 Years | 2013 and Beyond

In December 2013, The Personnel Department became TPD – a full service talent management and organizational performance firm. HR responsibilities evolved, seeping into other functions such as IT, marketing and operations and TPD is positioned to support our clients full-cycle.

Meet The Team

Paul Tournier
Paul Tournier
President
Paul comes to TPD with more than twenty-five years of global experience in Logistics & Business Management. Previously an Executive Partner at Accenture, Paul was responsible for Accenture’s Global Freight & Logistics practice and worked with more than 40 clients in 21 countries to achieve High Performance. Prior to Accenture Paul served as a Logistics Officer in the Dutch Army for 9 years.
Julia Ng
Julia Ng
VP of Finance
Julia Ng, CPA, CMA has been with TPD since 1991. She provides leadership and oversees Financial, Accounting, Credit & Collection, Insurance, Compliance & Risk management functions, and works directly with corporation bankers. She is also responsible for planning and implementing treasury targets. Julia has strong experience in financial reporting & cash management in Canada & U.S.
Elena Romero
Elena Romero
Director of Workforce Solutions
Elena’s focus is to mentor, train and develop the Staffing teams across North America to reach their top potential and deliver exceptional results to our stakeholders. Elena leverages a diverse business background and 8 years’ tenure at TPD to creatively approach complex Workforce challenges with a strong commitment to innovation, employer brand, engagement, customer success and candidate experience.
Matthew Loughran
Matthew Loughran
Director of Marketing & Sales
Matthew has a background in building companies from the ground up. He has worked in strategic business development, marketing and has owned or invested in several companies. Matthew is regularly quoted in industry articles as well as major media outlets as an authority on small business marketing practices.
Kelsey Boyd
Kelsey Boyd
Director Business Systems & Processes
With a Bachelor of Commerce in Management from UBC, Kelsey’s analytical, data-driven approach to growing TPD’s business allows the company to be responsive, agile, and adaptive to system and process changes while keeping business objectives top of mind. Kelsey also plays a key role in new project onboarding and training, and leveraging technology systems to ensure the results delivered will add value to TPD’s stakeholders.
Elena Smith
Elena Smith
Lead HR Strategist, CHRP
As Lead HR Strategist for TPD, Elena seeks to understand the unique strategic objectives and challenges for each client and provide customized solutions that fit the needs and priorities of each organization. Elena is passionate about aligning human resources with organizational objectives. Prior to TPD, Elena was the CEO of Walker Bay Boats, a 70 person family business in the consumer products industry.
Nikita Weisgerber
Nikita Weisgerber
Manager Recruiting on Demand
Nikita Weisgerber, CHRP, has represented TPD since 2010, performing a number of leadership roles in Business Development, Staffing, Recruiting and Organizational Development. Nikita has combined her business development experience and HR knowledge to develop TPDs new innovative and technology-based service Recruiting on Demand.
Sepand Zarrabi
Sepand Zarrabi
Manager Recruiting & Executive Search
Sepand Zarrabi,CHRP is an HR business professional with a focus on Recruitment Solutions. He has been with TPD for over 11 years and to date, has been directly involved in over 1,300 successful recruitment assignments and has interviewed over 3,500 applicants. When Sepand isn’t working with his team to find top talent he is working with clients to help them strategically hire so that they can reach their business goals.