September 19, 2016

About TPD

TPD is an Industry Leader With Over 40 Years of Experience

TPD is an international Total Workforce Solutions provider with deep workforce expertise in Aerospace, Business Professionals, Light Industrial and Mining. We help organizations perform in the face of a constantly evolving talent landscape through flexible, scalable solutions aimed at optimizing return on investment and reducing liability through services that are supported by the best retention programs and guarantees in the industry.

Our tried-and-tested, data-driven approach – the TPD Way – allows organizations to attract the talent they need when they need it by identifying the optimal balance of permanent and contingent resources while nurturing robust talent communities to address their immediate and long-term needs.

Our Values

Our Story

TPD Founded | 1980

The Personnel Department was founded with a unique mission: to put people first. We opened our doors on July 2, 1980, as the first temporary staffing agency to put an emphasis on retention by offering our Fieldstaff competitive pay, active performance management and 100 percent employer-paid benefits. From the very beginning, our focus on quality, retention and putting people first has allowed our clients to access the top talent they need, when they need it.

Service Expansion | 1980 – 2013

During our first three decades in business, our service offerings grew to include recruiting, executive search, payroll processing and much more. This evolution was driven by the needs of our clients and our commitment to being their full-service workforce partner.

Total Workforce Solution | 2013 and Beyond

In December of 2013, “The Personnel Department” became TPD, unifying our services into a Total Workforce Solution that includes recruiting, temporary staffing, payrolling services and much more.

Meet The Team

Paul Tournier
Paul Tournier
President
Paul has more than 25 years of global experience in logistics and business management. Previously an Executive Partner at Accenture, Paul was responsible for that organization’s Global Freight and Logistics practice, working with more than 40 clients in 21 countries to achieve high performance. Before Accenture, Paul served for nine years in the Dutch Army as a Logistics Officer.
Leslie Meingast
Leslie Meingast
Co-Founder & Chair
Leslie is TPD’s founder and current chair. Under her guidance, TPD has been recognized as a Best Employer, and the company has been honored with the Growth Award from the Women Presidents’ Organization. Leslie continues to take an active role on behalf of TPD in organizations and advisory boards.
Nikita Weisgerber
Nikita Weisgerber
VP of Operations
Nikita, CPHR, joined TPD in 2010 and has held several leadership roles in Business Development, Recruiting and Organizational Development. She is a strategic, trusted Human Resource Professional, partnering with senior business leaders to develop and deliver results-focused workforce programs.
Kelsey Boyd
Kelsey Boyd
VP of Transformation
Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC. Her analytical, data-driven approach to growing TPD’s business allows the organization to be responsive and adaptive to system and process changes while focusing on business objectives. Kelsey plays a role in project onboarding and training, leveraging technology to ensure results will add value to TPD’s stakeholders.
Rasheena Atkins
Rasheena Atkins
VP of People & Culture
Rasheena, CPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a leader with more than 15 years of experience building innovative HR solutions and delivering outstanding service to organizations in Canada, the US and across the globe. Her demonstrated passion for results embodies TPD’s values and serves as a tremendous asset to our clients.
Elena Romero
Elena Romero
VP of Growth & Customer Success
Elena, CPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been bringing her workforce expertise to TPD for more than 10 years. Leveraging her diverse business background and extensive experience, Elena drives business results for our clients with her creative approach to complex workforce challenges. Her results show a strong commitment to innovation, customer success and candidate experience.
Geneva Locke
Geneva Locke
VP of Finance
Geneva, CPA, CA, MBA, is an accounting, finance and strategy professional with 10 years of experience working with startups, private companies, professional services, venture capital and Fortune 500 organizations. Skilled at linking strategy to finance, Geneva excels at leveraging data and bringing together stakeholders to achieve organizational goals.