Jody Allen - President

Photo of Jody AllenJody grew up in rural Arkansas with humble beginnings and a burning desire to graduate high school and join the U.S. Military to serve his country and learn the skills necessary to be successful in life. Jody enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne division after basic and jump school. He became a paratrooper and joined the ranks of the elite units of 1st of the 325, 4th of the 325 and 1st of the 504 Airborne Infantry Regiments where he became a natural leader and instructor of soldiers joining the service. 

Mission training and preparedness was at the very core of his 8 years spent serving his country by training countless soldiers and participating in numerous foreign joint-training exercises with American allies in Europe and on U.S. bases.  Jody was honorable discharged after 8 years of continuous service and worked until he was able to begin his formal college education focused on the medical field with an interest in becoming a physical therapist or other specialty in the healthcare industry.  

Having graduated from University of California East Bay with a degree in Kinesiology, Jody was recruited by an industry leader and distributor of Durable Medical Equipment (DME).  This DME company opened a new California market and tasked Jody with breaking into this new territory by appointing Jody as a Territory Sales Manager.  After several successful years in California, the company promoted and re-located Jody to Houston Texas as the new Southeast Texas Territory Sales Manager which included all private hospitals, clinics and the Veterans Administration Healthcare facilities in and around Houston.

After nearly 10 years of successful business development in the Southeast Texas market, Jody decided to start his own company called Veterans First Medical Supply, LLC, in order to dedicate his efforts to serving the Veterans Administration patients that he has always felt a special bond with.  In recent years, Jody was diagnosed with significant service related PTSD and is considered 60% Disabled and receives his medical care from the VA as well. 

As the Owner and President of Veterans First Medical Supply, Jody is now in a position to help VA doctors and their patients with specific medical conditions with Durable Medical Equipment that Jody has provided to thousands of other patients for the past 15 years.

The same dedication and desire to help patients that are Veterans who served this country is at the very essence of who Jody Allen is as a former U.S. soldier and now as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).  Providing un-matched patient service, low cost products and an understanding of the VA procurement process, the rules and regulations of doing business with the VA and ultimately interacting directly with the patient/veteran in their home is a compelling reason to do business with Veterans First Medical Supply.

Bill Gibbs - General Manager

Photo of Bill GibbsAs a seasoned business development professional with over 30 years of experience focused on the technology marketplace, Bill is uniquely qualified to help manage Veterans First Medical Supply’s growth within the Veterans Administration. 

Bill managed several small to mid-sized private and public companies that focused on deploying technology solutions to consumer supply chain customers.  Valuable experience was gained from direct involvement of deploying new hardware and software platforms during an era of explosive growth within the technology industry from the late 1970’s through 2010. 

Bill joined a company in 2011 that provides durable medical equipment (DME) to patients as prescribed by physicians in hospitals, wound care centers, and medical clinics having direct sales and marketing responsibility for most of South East Texas.  This business model requires direct contact with physicians, clinical staff and the patients at their homes in order to set-up the equipment  and provide training on the proper use of the prescribed equipment, per doctor’s specific orders. 

All of the Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics in South East Texas were also call points in the territory.  Familiarity with the VA facilities, doctors, clinicians and serving hundreds of Veterans in their homes was the major focus of Bill’s responsibility. 

Jody Allen and Bill Gibbs worked together at the same DME company since 2011 with increasing focus on serving the needs of the Veterans Administration and their patients.

In January 2017, Jody Allen, a former U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Paratrooper, and Service Disabled (60%), decided to form his own company, Veterans First Medical Supply, LLC, in order to take advantage of a special VA Program for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).  At about this time Jody Allen offered Bill Gibbs the position of Business Manager and Consultant, which he happily accepted and is proud to be serving the Veterans Administration and their patients exclusively.   Bill has always had a soft spot for the Veterans since his father was KIA during the Korean War and considers serving VA patients an honor and a way of giving back a little to the veterans who have proudly served this country.

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