A leading light in the oil and gas industry, Matthew Fleeger began his illustrious career in 1986. Though Fleeger was keen to delve into the business world, he knew that earning a college degree was a necessary steppingstone. Fleeger attended the Southern Methodist University where he cultivated knowledge on finance and marketing. Fleeger maintains that a firm understanding of these fields bodes well for entrepreneurial success. After graduating, Fleeger immersed himself in his line of work. In the hopes of gleaning substantial experience, Fleeger assumed numerous roles at various Texas-based oil companies.
As time progressed, Fleeger developed a vast skill set. Said skills earned Fleeger an honorable reputation in his domain. As a result, companies were eager to bring Fleeger on board. As Fleeger began dipping his toes into executive roles, his eminence blossomed. In 1993, Fleeger felt confident enough in his capabilities to venture out on his own. Fleeger’s creation of MedSolutions, a company aimed at treating medical waste, marked the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey. Fleeger took a shine to his administrative duties and rapidly ascended through the ranks. Transitioning from CEO to president, Fleeger reached the pinnacle of his career at MedSolutions.
In 2007, Fleeger was offered the deal of a lifetime. Stericycle, a similar enterprise to MedSolutions, approached Fleeger with hopes of acquiring his company. Fleeger demonstrated his master negotiating skills after selling the company for $59 million. Fleeger believes that his background in finance lent a helping hand in establishing this deal. With Fleeger no longer at the helm of MedSolutions, a world of business opportunities awaited him. After much consideration, Fleeger decided to work for his father’s oil and gas company, Gulf Coast Western. Fleeger is currently the CEO of Gulf Coast Western as well as the co-creator of two tanning companies, Mystic Tan and Palm Beach Tan.