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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: 36 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 or corporate team, support our retail brands so our stores can focus on serving our guests. As the leader of this area, Mike oversees Accounting & Finance, Logistics, Real Estate, Corporate Development, and Information Technology for TDG and DSG. Mike has been with TDG for over 25 years.

  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Education: BSc, Engineering; FCPA, FCA, ICD.D, University of Manitoba
  • Industry Tenure: 26 years
  • Rally Song: Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
  • Downtime Hobby: Golf, running, and fitness

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Karen Milani

Karen Milani

Chief Human Resources Officer

As CHRO, Karen leads and executes human resource strategies to ensure we have people in place to fuel our growth and a culture where everyone at TDG is working with purpose to Make Life Better. Karen directly leads communications, training, organization design, and culture as well as overseeing hiring, employee relations, and benefits.

  • Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Education: BPE, MBA, FCPHR – University of Manitoba
  • Industry Tenure: 20 years
  • Rally Song:  Let's Go  - Calvin Harris
  • Downtime Hobby: Yoga, cycling, reading, connecting with friends & family at the lake

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Kevin Hook

Kevin Hook

Chief Strategy Officer

With the blueprint of TDG’s future on his desk, Kevin’s job is to ensure we’re preparing today for whatever tomorrow brings. After all, change will never happen as slowly as it does today.

  • Hometown: Kenora, ON
  • Education: B.Comm (Hons), University of Manitoba
  • Industry Tenure: 25 years
  • Rally Song: Goons (Baby, I Need It All), Mona
  • Downtime Hobby: Hanging with the family and enjoying the Florida sunshine!

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Kim Yost

Kim Yost

President, Dufresne Furniture

Kim leads the merchandising, marketing, and retail teams for Dufresne Furniture & Appliances and the Dufresne Retail Solutions Group (dRSG). He brings a fresh vision to grow our namesake brand and prepare for our next 36 years of winning!

  • Hometown: Victoria, BC
  • Education: Applied Design, Marketing, Douglas College
  • Industry Tenure: Over 50 years!
  • Rally Song: Bigger Signs, Bigger Sales; Little Signs, Little Sales; No Signs, No Sales – Kim Yost
  • Downtime Hobbies: Writing and publishing business and adventure novels

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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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Dan Delorme
Dan Delorme
Vice President, Information Systems
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Ian Ahvenniemi
Ian Ahvenniemi
Vice President, Logistics
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