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Who we are

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Xcel Source is a privately held Canadian national distributor, specializing in the distribution of hardware, software, accessories, gaming and home automation products. We service and supply a wide range of customers including but not limited to: major & regional retailers (brick & motar, .ca and TV) independent retailers, campus computer stores, educational, gaming, cell phone dealers, resellers and vars in the B2B space. Our customers are Canada-wide in major city centers and rural communities all across the country in every province. We continue to grow and add new customers with our focused business development and vendors by word of mouth. We pride ourselves on service to our customers and focus for our vendor partners. We’ve earned the reputation of always “going the extra mile” with our customers to help them be successful and profitable. We are here to service you in both English and French as well as offering shipping Canada-wide. Many of our accounts have been valued clients since the inception of Xcel in 1995, over 25 years ago..

As your distribution partner, your success is our success!


Basé à Mississauga, en Ontario, Xcel Source est un distributeur canadien privé, spécialisé dans le matériel électronique, le logiciel, les accessoires, les consoles de jeu et les produits de domotique. Nous desservons une vaste gamme de clients, dont des détaillants nationaux et régionaux (qui ont pignon sur rue, qui vendent en ligne et à la télévision), des détaillants indépendants, des magasins d’informatique de campus, des vendeurs de matériel éducatif, de jeux et de téléphones cellulaires, des revendeurs et des revendeurs à valeur ajoutée dans le marché du commerce interentreprises. Nous avons des clients dans les grands centres urbains et les communautés rurales de toutes les provinces du pays. Nous continuons à croître et à recruter de nouveaux clients et de nouveaux fournisseurs grâce à notre développement d’affaires ciblé et par bouche-à-oreille. Nous sommes fiers d’offrir un excellent service à nos clients et une bonne visibilité à nos fournisseurs partenaires. Nous avons acquis la réputation de toujours en faire plus pour nos clients afin de favoriser leur succès et leur rentabilité. Nous sommes à votre disposition pour vous servir en français et en anglais, et nous livrons d’un bout à l’autre du pays. Plusieurs de nos clients nous sont fidèles depuis la fondation de l’entreprise en 1995, il y a plus de 25 ans. Si une possibilité de partenariat s’offre à nous, votre succès sera notre priorité!

MEET THE TEAM

Helen Terzievski
Helen Terzievski
- President and Founder

Raised by Greek immigrant parents from Sparta (you saw the movie 300 right?) who were entrepreneurs themselves, Helen learned from a young age the importance of possessing strong work ethic. Her first job in the tech arena was in a one-man distribution company in the computer industry. At the age of 22, she was learning what was needed for her to ultimately follow her dream of starting her own business. Two years later in July 1995, Xcel was born.
Helen loves nature and the outdoors and her favourite animal is the monkey. She enjoyed part-time studies at a local Mississauga culinary school as a home chef, and she likes to experiment with new recipes for her teenage son when he’s back in Mississauga from Queen’s University. She is also studying Spanish in her spare time for interest and travel. This year she was nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award “Women of Influence”.

Peter Terzievski
Peter Terzievski
- Account Executive and Founder

Pete has been an integral part of Xcel Source since the birth of Xcel in the 90’s. In his spare time he likes to hang out with his terrier Scotch, or with his son Todd when he is not away at Queen’s University. Pete enjoys a good beer or a great glass of red wine. He’s a devout Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and has visions of them having the Stanley Cup back in Toronto. When it comes to Customer Service, Pete knows personal. “Our customers love having a real Human that can respond to them, instead of dealing with a large company where they get treated as just a number in the system. We strive to always provide personal, expedient service here at Xcel Source,” he asserts.

John Ivankovic
John Ivankovic
- Director of Sales and Operations

In June of 2016, John  joined Xcel Source Corp. as Director of Sales and operations and is responsible for helping shape and grow sales and bring efficiencies to Xcel Sources overall business. John  has over 20 years of experience in the North American Retail Industry, where he has held leadership positions at Synnex Canada, Mitac /Mio and Navarre Canada. In his 11 year tenure at Synnex, John was instrumental in the growth of Synnex Canada’s retail presence by helping with all aspects of customer, vendor and business development.

Richard Lee
Richard Lee
- Director, Product & Marketing

Richard joined Xcel Source in May of 2018 to manage the growing product portfolio and to work with all vendors new and current, as well as marketing and purchasing. With a diverse background in product management, marketing and sales, he is able to understand the business from many point of views. Richard has worked at companies such as Ingram Micro, Dell, Nokia, and Nintendo servicing many customer segments including distributors, retailers, resellers and carriers. In his spare time Richard enjoys a good movie, playing ice hockey or doing a DIY project. He most enjoys the great outdoors and basking in the hot sun on preferable a private island in the tropics somewhere.

Jason Sack
Jason Sack
- Senior Account Executive

A veteran in the computing industry, Jason started his own retail business in 1995 in his hometown of London, Ontario around the same time that Xcel Source was started. He was actually an Xcel customer for many years until 2000, when we recruited him to come work with our team as an Account Executive and he has been with us ever since. Jason is an active member of the Credit Valley Rotary Club, and served as his Club President in 2014/2015.. A bit of a weekend adventurer, he likes getting out of the big city and exploring Ontario’s wine regions and the countryside and he’s earned the nickname “Curious George”.

Karen Zhong
Karen Zhong
- Manager, Purchasing & Inventory

Karen grew up in prestigious West Lake China, graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton, and completed her MBA degree at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. With more than 10 years leadership experience in the manufacturing, distribution, and hospitality industry, Karen has been a consistent, efficient expert and in recent years has supervised and led procurement professionals working in tandem. Karen loves to work as part of a team, is passionate to work with vendors and customers, and loves solving challenges and problems. Always ready and eager to jump in the fun, Karen loves music, cycling, tennis, yoga, hiking – any kind of outdoor activity!  Her favourite days are walking trails on the weekends with Aftershokz headphones on.

Rama Ramnath
Rama Ramnath
- Senior Accounting Clerk

Rama joined Xcel in Oct’17, having over 15 years of experience in Accounting & Controlling field in Multi-national companies in Dubai. Born and brought up in India, she lived more than 20 years in Dubai and Singapore, recently migrating to Canada. Rama is a mother of two teenage boys (a challenge to manage, seriously) and is very much into following a holistic lifestyle. Passionate about social work, Rama enjoys volunteering and participating in religious activities.

Bandula Manamperi
Bandula Manamperi
- Warehouse Manager

Bandula started his career at a young age in the financial world.  He spent many years working in the Middle East in the banking industry as a Branch Manager as well as an Audit Manager, with exposure to international systems and becoming an Operations Manager.   In 1998, his life changed completely when he moved to Canada, the land of ice and snow and new opportunity.  He spent the next 15+ years establishing a successful track record in logistics, operations, transportation and distribution within the USA and Canada. Bandula is committed to his work, realizing that it is people who deliver results!  Bandula takes great pride in being the Warehouse Manager at Xcel Source.