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We make life better for team members, guests, and our communities by creating uplifting environments for all team members, celebrating our people and the health and safety of our teams, and developing future leaders who genuinely and passionately want to affect change.

Mark Dufresne

Mark Dufresne

CEO

As CEO, Mark drives TDG to Make Life Better today and with a vision for 10+ years in the future. Already in his career, he’s significantly shaped the North American furniture industry, and he’s only getting started.

  • Hometown: Kenora, Ontario
  • Education: CPA, CA; B.Comm, University of Manitoba
  • Tenure with TDG: 38 years
  • Rally Song: Taking Care of Business - Bachman–Turner Overdrive; May we All - Florida Georgia Line & Tim McGraw
  • Downtime Hobby: Fishing, boating, listening to country music, and spending time with my family

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Mike Linton

Mike Linton

CFO & President, Shared Services

Our Shared Services team supports our retail brands so our stores can focus on serving our guests. As the leader of this area, Mike oversees Accounting & Finance, Real Estate, and Information Technology for TDG and DSG.

  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Education: BSc, Engineering; FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, University of Manitoba
  • Industry Tenure: 28 years
  • Rally Song: Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
  • Downtime Hobby: Golf, running, and fitness

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Kevin Hook

Kevin Hook

President, Ashley Canada

With years of executive-level experience in Marketing, Merchandising, and Strategy, Kevin has the skills, experience, and passion to oversee and grow our Ashley operations across Canada.

  • Hometown: Kenora, ON
  • Education: B.Comm (Hons), University of Manitoba
  • Industry Tenure: 27 years
  • Rally Song: Goons (Baby, I Need It All), Mona
  • Downtime Hobby: Hanging with the family, exercising, and trying new restaurants

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meet our TDG shared services leadership team

Purposeful work requires purposeful people, at TDG we’re a growing team of industry experts who are leading our teams to places we’ve never been before.

Jessa Earle
Jessa Earle
Vice President, Human Resources
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Dawn Zifarelli
Dawn Zifarelli
Vice President, Accounting & Finance
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Ian Ahvenniemi
Ian Ahvenniemi
Executive Vice President, Logistics
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Dan Delorme
Dan Delorme
Vice President, Information Systems
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Cindy Genyk
Cindy Genyk
Vice President, IT Infrastructure, Operations & Security
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Morris Stern
Morris Stern
Vice President, Retail Systems
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Andrew Cherwenka
Vice President, eCommerce
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