Simpson Associates Team

Michelle Marsden Michelle Marsden is the General Manager of Simpson Associates, the executive search division of the Simpson Group. She has full accountability for all activities and operations of this branch of the company, and works with board chairs and CEOs across a diverse client base in multiple industries. In addition to other resources, Ms. Marsden, who joined the firm in early 2018, uses one of the most advanced and sophisticated psychological assessment tools — The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) Inventory — available in the marketplace. TAIS has been a pivotal tool in continuing the longstanding commitment Simpson Associates has made to its clients for more than three decades — “Getting It Done Right”.

Michelle graduated from the Sauder School of Business at UBC in 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Prior to joining Simpson Associates, she held assignments in aerospace, aviation and consumer consumables.

Michelle can be reached directly at (604) 559-8582, or by email at .


Leanne Maccagno Leanne Maccagno joined the Simpson Group in June 2015 as Corporate Controller and is the senior individual in the organization responsible for all accounting and finance related activities. Leanne has a pivotal role in both day-to-day financial activities and those of a more strategic nature, including acquisitions and equity structures.

Prior to joining the Simpson Group, Leanne held various roles, over a 15+ year period, in accounting and finance, including those in both public practice and private enterprise. She holds an ACIA (Advanced Certificate in Accounting) which was awarded by the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2009. She also received her TAIS certification in 2018.

In addition to her finance and accounting responsibilities, Ms. Maccagno is currently the primary point of contact for all customer inquiries and support requests, on a world-wide basis. She can be reached directly at (250) 884-5275, or via email at .


David Simpson David Simpson has owned and operated the Simpson Group, a diverse collection of businesses focusing on high-performance psychology, for almost 35 years. These operating units within the Simpson Group include: Simpson Associates, a generalist, boutique executive search group; TPSI, a world-wide publisher and distributor of psychological assessment instruments; Oceans Apart Management, a consulting group delivering end-user psychometric services; and Grandlark Investments, a private equity firm investing in small companies where building high-performance teams is essential for success

Mr. Simpson holds a B.Sc. in Science (minor in Environmental Engineering) from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and is licensed, as a psychometrist, to interpret TAIS. He is considered one of the foremost experts in the world with the instrument.


Simpson Associates also has a full-time, in-house research team which provides pivotal support services with all the search assignments that the firm conducts. This group is instrumental in helping to source first-class executives and leaders on a world-wide basis.


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