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PUDO Inc. (Pick Up/Drop Off) is developing North America’s only “carrier-neutral” parcel pick-up/drop-off network. Through the PUDOpoint™ network, consumers can control parcel deliveries – receiving online parcels wherever they want, whenever they want – a fully customizable and convenient method of delivery.
Cost Savings for Couriers – Courier companies are losing margin every time they have a failed 1st attempt delivery. Couriers that partner with PUDO can use the PUDOpoint network when no one is home to take delivery of their parcel. Couriers have a convenient place to drop the parcels for a fixed price that is much cheaper than a second delivery attempt. Couriers can use the PUDO network to get their parcel the “last mile” into consumers hands.
Cost Savings for E-commerce Deliveries – E-commerce companies are under pressure to provide free/cheap and convenient shipping options to consumers. Shipping directly to PUDOpoints is B2B shipping, saving money, reducing losses and adding options for customers.
Choice, Convenience, Control for Consumers – Consumers can use a PUDOpoint as their ship-to address for purchases from any retailer. Victims of Porch Pirates, consumers who can’t wait around for the courier, consumers who need to sign for age-of-majority purchases, consumers who don’t want to provide their home address, consumers who live in buildings that don’t accept shipments for residents – all of these people can join PUDO for free and take control of their shipping.
Any Courier can deliver to a PUDOpoint – Any PUDO member (E-commerce or Consumer) can ship to a PUDOpoint using any courier/provider. Teaming with PUDO allows access to the PUDOpoint network using any courier/provider. You can choose the best value for any circumstance, and you can change couriers without changing the customer experience.
PUDO Inc. (Pick Up/Drop Off) is developing North America’s only “carrier-neutral” parcel pick-up/drop-off network. Through the PUDOpoint™ network, consumers can control parcel deliveries – receiving online parcels wherever they want, whenever they want – a fully customizable and convenient method of delivery. When packages arrive at the chosen PUDOpoint, customers are automatically notified via text or email that their package has arrived and is ready for pick -up. E-commerce companies (“E-tailers”) and other shippers utilizing PUDO can save on residential “last mile” delivery costs. The final destination of the parcel becomes the safe, staffed retail environment of a PUDOpoint.
Frank Coccia, Founder and CEO
Frank Coccia, founder of PUDO Inc., has over 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience in the transportation and logistics industry. He founded and developed national courier distribution systems for niche industries in Canada the United Kingdom and Ireland, specializing in the insurance, financial, legal, travel and health industries. Frank’s wealth of knowledge, and high level business contacts, have led him to work with some of Canada’s, and the world’s, leading publicly traded and private companies. He has lent his expertise to such companies as Canada Post Corp., Royal Mail International, ICS Canada, ICS UK,DHL, UPS, FedEx, International Air Transport Association(UK & Geneva), Symcor, Scotia Bank Group, Sunlife/Clarica, AXAInsurance, Chubb Ins., The DX – Hays PLC Document Exchange UK and Business Post PLC.
Kurtis Arnold, Director
Kurtis Arnold began his career as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC). He’s one of a small group of people who have demonstrated the ability to work under the pressure of guiding aircraft that are carrying tens of thousands of people every day to and from busy airports. With just six years experience, Kurtis was handpicked to lead the biggest project his company had undertook in more than 20 years. Kurtis first learned about the technology in modern aircraft, then worked with teams to build a new “roadmap” for air traffic. The design had to work for the US Military, Canadian Military, US Air Traffic Control, Canadian Air Traffic Control and save the airlines money. Working with these teams to craft the design was just the first step. Then, Kurtis was responsible to make sure that the more than 8,000 changes were published accurately and on schedule. At the same he had to oversee that more than 800 Air Traffic Controllers received the training they needed to be ready to work with the new highways in the sky. When the switch was flipped, the Controllers were ready, the system worked safely, and the airlines realized the savings. With that project wrapped up, Kurtis came to PUDO ready to take on a new challenge; focusing the business plan, building the PUDOpoint network and making it available to the e-commerce industry.
Doug Baker, CFO
Mr. Baker, CFO, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has both a Bachelors and Masters’ degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining PUDO, Mr. Baker was the CFO of a small privately held company within a large regional CPA firm and has also held the position of divisional controller for a large publicly held company.
Matthew McDonough, Vice President
Matthew McDonough currently serves as Vice President, Network Development for PUDO Inc. In this capacity, he forges partnerships with domestic and international courier companies, dealers, and e-commerce organizations serving PUDO’s business model. Mr. McDonough brings more than 25 years executive experience from domestic and global transportation companies. Most recently, Mr. McDonough held the position of President and Managing Director, North and Central America, for TNT Express. During his 15 years with TNT Express, Mr. McDonough contributed significantly to the operational and financial success of this business unit. Prior to his role as President, Mr. McDonough held several operational positions at TNT Express, including Vice President Operations – Americas Region, Vice President Operations – North America, and Vice President Operations – United States. Mr. McDonough served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant in the engineering department on board USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) and was honorably discharged in 1989.
Chris McMullen, Vice President – Finance
Chris was most recently the CFO at Livingston International, an international trade compliance provider, with over 3,500 employees in North America and across the world. He was involved in Livingston’s IPO in 2002 and led the transition of the company from a private equity ownership model to a publicly traded firm listed on the TSX until Livingston went private again in 2010. Over his career, Chris has been responsible for the finance, accounting, treasury, taxation, legal, shared services and corporate governance functions as well as IT and regional sales and business operations. During Chris’ tenure, most of which he was CFO, Livingston implemented various organic growth initiatives and completed over a dozen acquisitions, resulting in EBITDA growth in excess of 10x over a period of 15 years. He has a reputation as a trustworthy professional who acts with integrity in dealings with employees, clients, lenders, analysts and investors.