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About PODS

Our Beginnings

PODS, known initially as Portable on Demand Storage, changed the moving and storage industry in 1998. We pioneered the concept of portable storage containers, allowing our customers to conveniently store and access their belongings right in their driveway. We also introduced the world to PODZILLA®, our revolutionary hydraulic system, which enables our certified drivers to maneuver containers on and off our trucks while keeping customers’ belongings level.

PODS was founded in Tampa Bay, Florida, and has since expanded to over 46 states. We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible moving and storage experience, and we are proud to be a leader in the industry with +25 years of experience, + 6 Million Moves, and over 50 awards in 2023.

 

Fast Facts

25 years

In business
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3,000+ associates

across the U.S. and Canada

International services

in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom
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6+ million moves

including 1.5+ million long-distance moves

240+ Storage Center locations

servicing 46 states and 6 provinces

Multiple container sizes

8-foot, 12-foot, and 16-foot
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PODS Today

As an industry leader in moving and storage, PODS offers personalized solutions tailored to customers’ unique needs, specifically those planning long-distance moves. We provide a level of flexibility and control that other moving methods lack, including built-in storage, adjustable scheduling, and the ability to load and unload belongings on your own time. Additionally, we provide a comprehensive moving experience, including multiple container sizes, PODS City Service, packing supplies, connection to trusted local labor providers, and even car shipping

Vision, Mission, Values

Vision

Solving for how you move, store and so much more

Mission

Support and flexibility for all the ways life moves

Values

We work as a team
We care
We find a way
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Our Leadership Team

Kathy Marinello: President and Chief Executive Officer

Kathy Marinello is a results-oriented leader with experience across a range of industries. She has more than two decades of experience and an accomplished track record. Before joining PODS, Kathy served as President and CEO of Hertz Global Holdings, overseeing $10 billion in revenue. She directed growth over a three-year span by $1 billion and tripled margin and market cap. Throughout her career, she’s coached world-class leadership teams at P&G, Walmart, Verizon, and GE, all of whom delivered consistently strong performance.

Opal Perry: Chief Strategy and Digital Transformation Officer

Opal is an accomplished leader in shaping business strategy and revitalizing organizational assets to create new business models and growth. She joined PODS in September 2021 as Chief Strategy and Digital Transformation Officer. She has responsibility for PODS’ digital growth initiatives as well as PODS’ customer-facing digital technologies and PODS’ Commercial line of business. Opal has over 25 years of experience in technology and digital business. Prior to joining PODS she served for 3 years as the Chief Information Officer for the Hertz Corporation. From 2011 until 2018 she served in various executive roles at Allstate Insurance. Opal holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and MBAs from the University of California Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force. 

Bob Fowler: Chief Information Officer

Bob brings more than 20 years of technical and strategic IT experience to his role at PODS. He has been the CIO of Estes Express, where he led transformational change. Bob enhanced the team’s skills with new technologies, agile methodologies, and process efficiencies to allow them to focus on modernizing the company and bring digital capabilities to operations. Before working for Estes, Bob was the IT Director at Performance Food Group and an IT Director at VMS, Inc.

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