William G. “Bill” Pomeroy is founder and CEO of CXtec® and TERACAI®, two multi-million dollar technology companies based in Syracuse, NY.
CXtec is a global provider of new and certified pre-owned networking and voice equipment. For over 30 years, CXtec has helped customers reduce the cost of their networking and technology infrastructure.
In April 2009, Bill launched sister company TERACAI. TERACAI is a Cisco® Silver Partner that helps commercial, health care and education customers design, install and manage their core networking, communications and data center solutions.
Bill has received several entrepreneurial awards, including the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Entrepreneur of the Year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Syracuse University Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year. Bill is also a past recipient of the Central New York Sales & Marketing Executives Crystal Ball Award, bestowed annually to a local businessperson for contributions to the sales and marketing profession.
On October 19, 2004, Bill was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Working with a wonderful team of doctors at both Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY and Dana Farber in Boston, MA, Bill received a stem cell transplant on May 26, 2005. Three years later, he had the privilege of meeting his donor, a 28 year-old gentleman from Texas. Since then the relationship between Bill and his donor has grown, and Bill was even treated as a guest of honor at his donor’s wedding in May 2011.
After his diagnosis, he established a private foundation: The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The Foundation has two areas of particular interest and focus, both based on two of Bill’s greatest passions. One is historic preservation and research. The other focus area is to fund programs specifically relating to blood cancers. One of the things he learned during his experience with Leukemia is that there is an urgent need to diversify the Be The Match Registry. Therefore, his foundation works closely with the National Marrow Donor Program to conduct bone marrow drives in diverse communities. Since 2008, the Foundation has helped organize hundreds of bone marrow drives and registered over 10,000 people, and has had six matches.
As a way to promote historic tourism and provide cultural and educational benefits to Towns and Villages in Central New York, the Foundation launched its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program in 2006 by awarding grants to erect markers throughout Onondaga County. The New York State program stopped funding roadside markers in 1939. In 2010 the Foundation expanded the program to include not just Onondaga County, but also Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Oswego Counties. The following year the program was expanded to include Erie and Genesee counties. In April 2012, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation expanded the program to include all municipalities and 501©(3) organizations as eligible grant recipients. As of December 2016 the Foundation has funded over 350 markers in 50 counties.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is an active member of several local and national non-profit boards, including the National Marrow Donor Program, the Be The Match Foundation, Centerstate CEO and the Erie Canal Museum. He is also on the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area, a member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School Advisory Council and a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society First Connection Volunteer. In 2006, Bill was honored to receive the annual Courage Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central New York.
Alongside his charitable and community activities, Bill’s personal interests include amateur radio, travel and adventure, collecting coins, stamps, recorded music and mainframe computers and genealogy. He currently resides in Lafayette, NY with his wife Sandra.
Sandra is the Senior Vice President of CXtec and TERACAI. CXtec is a global reseller of new and certified pre-owned networking, cable and voice technology. TERACAI helps commercial, health care and education customers design, install and manage their core networking, communications and data center solutions. In her role at both companies, Sandra is responsible for providing leadership, cultivating and maintaining the company culture, ensuring a positive workplace environment, fostering a productive relationship between the companies and the community, as well as directing philanthropic efforts on behalf of the companies and the owner. Sandra is also a member of the companies’ Board of Advisors, helping the board with strategic planning for corporate and employee growth into the future.
Sandra joined CXtec in 1979 as the first employee. Hired as the Assistant to the Founder & CEO, Sandra was later promoted to Director of Accounting, and has continued her rise over the past 37 years to Senior Vice President. Before joining CXtec, Sandra was employed in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy New York area at various accounting firms.
Sandra received her education at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Sandra is an active community member and serves as a Trustee of the Crouse Health Foundation Board and The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Sandra is a volunteer with The Salvation Army, The American Heart Association, and HOPE for Bereaved. She is also a First Connection volunteer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a past board member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition, Sandra is the founder of the Sandra Pomeroy Caring Choir, a group of CXtec and TERACAI employees who sing at area nursing homes and hospitals.
Paula is the Director, Office of the CEO at CXtec, a global reseller of new and pre-owned networking, cable and voice technologies and Executive Director of The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation supports programs relating to blood cancers and helps to preserve history. Under Paula’s leadership, the foundation has registered over 20,000 members to the Be the Match Registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. In addition, the foundation has provided over 325 grants to erect historic markers in towns and villages throughout Central New York.
Paula joined CXtec in 1994 as the Office Manager and Assistant to the CEO and Founder, Bill Pomeroy.
In 1999, she was promoted to the Director of Corporate Affairs.
Before joining CXtec, Paula was employed by the Gannett Foundation. The Foundation makes contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations to improve education, health, and advancement of people who live in Gannett communities.
Paula is the Executive Director and a Trustee of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Paula is also a member of the Annual Support/Marketing Committee for The Salvation Army of the Syracuse area. In addition, she is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2000, was the recipient of the 2002 Business Partnership Leader of the Year Award from Partners in Education in Business, and was honored in 2007 with a Woman in Business Award. In 2009 Paula was awarded a ‘Can Do’ Award from the Salvation Army for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to helping serve people in need. In January 2009, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation received a Spirit of Caring Award from The United Way of Central New York for providing Bone Marrow Drives to the CNY community.