About Us

Led by global entrepreneur Brent Skoda, Urgent Response Network is committed to assisting governments, health systems, businesses and individuals receive critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) desperately needed in today’s world.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Brent used the manufacturing knowledge gained while living in China and an extensive network of contacts to create a company able to navigate the numerous challenges in securing scarce PPE raw materials, manufacturing facilities, production and shipping. The collective skillset of the Urgent Response Network team developed over decades of manufacturing and logistics experience serving the Global Fortune 500 is essential to secure PPE at a time of global scarcity.

Urgent Response Network has access to more than 500 personnel in North America, Asia and Europe committed to solving the world’s PPE shortage problem. Initially focussed on keeping the US front line workers safe, Urgent Response Network has exponentially grown, supplying PPE globally to healthcare organizations, government agencies, charities and the world’s largest e-commerce store, Amazon.

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Charitable Giving

Urgent Response Network has a strategic partnership with PVBLIC Foundation: an innovative non-profit media organization that harnesses the power of public-private partnerships, using media, data and technology to drive social change. Working through the PVBLIC Foundation Donor Advised Fund (DAF) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Data Hub Giving Fund, Urgent Response Network will provide charitable support for the campaign to reach one billion people with the WHO and UN partners and support the COVID-19 for Impact initiative to support the leaders on the front lines of the United States and around the globe.

This dedicated giving fund structure, provides the opportunity for organizations, families and high net-worth individuals to invest and support the use of data for good. Combined with the power of media, technology and mobile, sdg.org plays a fundamental role in spreading the word to large local and global audiences reaching hundreds of millions of people, across all mediums.

The Urgent Response Network mission, combined with the PVBLIC Foundations Donor Fund structure, creates the opportunity to bring investments and use technology to improve the lives of first responders, leaders and citizens across the USA during the current global crisis.

Partners and Clients.

Below are a few of our partners, suppliers and clients.