About Us

Disabled Veterans First provides equipment leasing and financing programs for new and refurbished equipment in three specific areas: material handling, healthcare, and technology. As one of the few equipment leasing companies certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), our team provides the critical guidance needed to help you meet your diversity spend goals. By working with our leasing experts, you can fulfill your commitment to implementing diversity in all aspects of your organization.

Principal Owner and CEO

CEO and majority owner of Disabled Veterans First, Mr. Don Gerard, Jr. is a U.S. military veteran who served in active duty as a United States Air Force officer and C-130 pilot.

Don proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Air Force in the 1980’s. While serving on active duty at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR, he developed Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Don was subsequently medically disqualified from flying and has since been rendered legally blind, along with a malady of MS-related and other auto-immune disorders.

Upon retiring from the Air Force more than 20 years ago, he built a successful career as a CPA then as a commercial banker for some of the nation’s largest banks. He continues to push himself professionally and personally to new goals for clients and for life.

Don and the rest of our team at Disabled Veterans First understand that long-term business success is firmly built on relationships and trust. Our goal is to provide you with seamless and hassle-free access to financing and capital, so you can meet your business objectives now and in the years to come. Working with us means you don’t have to worry about complicated financing programs or mountains of paperwork. We’ve assembled one of the most knowledgeable and experienced teams in the leasing industry to work with you every step of the way, all while delivering outstanding customer service and financial expertise.

Let us provide value and tangible results to your next endeavor. We look forward to establishing a lasting partnership with you.