Matthew Fleeger was born into a family of entrepreneurs, allowing his ambitious disposition to develop at a tender age. His father, the founder of Gulf Coast Western, is an illustrious businessman in the gas and oil sphere. In the hopes of carrying on his legacy, Fleeger immersed himself in his dad’s line of work. Before venturing into entrepreneurial pursuits, Fleeger earned a degree in business. During his college career, Fleeger discovered his passion and aptitude for finance and marketing. In the hopes of acquiring adequate industry experience, Fleeger assumed numerous entry-level positions at oil and gas companies.
His stint at Gulf Coast Western proved most rewarding, and Fleeger was finally primed to embark on his own endeavors. In 1993, Fleeger demonstrated his prowess as an entrepreneur when he founded MedSolutions, an enterprise aimed at overseeing the disposal, transportation, and management of wastes that healthcare companies cumulated. As time progressed, Fleeger’s eminence in the industry solidified. Though he began as the company’s chairman, he gradually ascended through the ranks, earning the title of CEO before selling the company. After negotiating with Stericycle, a company keen to acquire MedSolutions, Fleeger sold the company for $59 million.
After proving to himself that he possessed the grit and know-how to achieve success single-handedly, Fleeger returned to Gulf Coast Western. This family-owned business specializes in oil and gas reserves, two areas that Fleeger is no doubt versed in. Fleeger’s expertise inspired confidence in his father, prompting him to promote Fleeger to CEO of Gulf Coast Western. Though Fleeger is most prominently known for his intimate involvement in oil and gas ventures, he also has a vested interest in the tanning industry. As the vast world of business diversifies, Fleeger will likely develop an interest in varying trades.