Decades of growth supplying technology to educators

Troxell-CDI was started in 1981 at the dawn of the age of microcomputers. That was the year the IBM PC was launched with 64KB of RAM running the operating system MS-DOS, which required the user to type precise commands to do the simplest of tasks, such as open a program.

At the start Troxell-CDI was a general computer dealer selling to anyone that needed hardware and software. We became experts in refurbishing used computers and grew steadily, making a number of acquisitions, and over time began specializing in the educational market. We continued to supply schools with recertified computer equipment at a fraction of the price of new systems and, as we focused on the unique needs of schools, we became a successful and happy company.

We are ready to change student lives with you

Troxell-CDI recognizes the complexity and growing challenges faced by educators. We provide classroom-ready ecosystems and support proven best-in-class technologies that connect students to others and develop the skills to face the future with confidence.

We champion educators who inspire students, celebrating their successes, because their efforts make possible a world that is more peaceful, sustainable and productive.

Troxell-CDI stands for Connect, Deploy, Inspire.

Vision

We help schools engage students with a love of learning and set them on the path of lifelong achievement.

Mission

Teachers are entrusted with preparing the next generation in a world where human knowledge is exploding and the future is unknowable. Their task is becoming more demanding. Our mission is to support them by deploying classroom-ready technologies that connect students to others and develop the skills to face the future with confidence. 

Our role is to understand the complexities faced by educators and empower them to create inspiring educational experiences. 

We promote products that are best suited to educators’ needs, supporting proven, best-in-class classroom technologies. 

Meet our team

Erez Pikar
CEO

I am grateful for the opportunity to work with an amazing group of dedicated executives and merge North America's two leading classroom technology companies. Troxell-CDI offers us the chance to build a great business in my area of passion - Education. I get to spend my time supporting educators inspiring children to a life of learning and achievement - what could possibly be better?

Naipaul Sheosankar
CFO

Naipaul has over 20 years of financial and operational management experience. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) and has earned his Master of Business Administration degree

Sarah Kydd
COO

Sarah has over ten years of experience in Human Resources. She joined Troxell-CDI in 2011 as the HR Manager and was promoted to SVP, HR in 2016. Her role expanded to include the Compliance and Solutions teams as part of the promotion. In 2018 Sarah was named COO.

Michael McKean
VP of Sales

Michael joined Troxell-CDI in 2006 as an Account Manager. Within two years, he was promoted to Sales Team Lead with over twelve staff members under his supervision. After showing remarkable leadership, he was named Sales Manager in 2008 and was promoted to VP of Sales in 2019.

James Drohan
VP of Business Development

James is an Economics graduate of the University of Western Ontario and has been active in the technology marketplace since 1983. James is responsible for managing Troxell-CDI’s Asset Recovery Services division (LifeSpan) and Troxell-CDI’s rental division (Vernon Technology Solutions).

Fred Hastings
VP of Purchasing

Fred has over twenty years of experience in the I.T. industry and a background in business and economics from his studies at the University of Western Ontario. In 2007, Fred joined the Troxell-CDI family bringing his wealth of experience. In 2013, he was promoted to VP of Purchasing.