Matthew Fleeger: Oil, Tanning, And Waste Management Entrepreneur

Matthew Fleeger is involved in many different industries including waste management, tanning, and natural resources. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Coast Western which is based in Dallas, Texas and does business in the Gulf Coast region with domestic reserves of oil and gas. The company has been successful under his leadership and will continue to grow in the future.

He graduated from Southern Methodist University where he earned his undergraduate degree in business in 1986. Mathew Fleeger’s father had founded Gulf Coast Western in 1970 before he took over the position of CEO. Being raised in the industry, it doesn’t come as much surprise that he would earn the education needed to run such a business. While earning his BA, he focuses on marketing and finance as he knew the skills would be essential in the industry.

After he graduated, Matthew Fleeger worked with different companies in the industry along with Gulf Coast Western. He also founded a company of his own known as MedSolutions, Inc. in 1993. MedSolutions focuses on dealing with different aspects of medical waste including treatment, transportation, and disposal. The company became one of the leaders in medical waste management in their region before Matthew Fleeger made the decision to sell it to Stericycle.

After selling MedSolutions for $59 million, he made the decision to get back into the industry that his father had introduced him to. He became Gulf Coast Western’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Before joining his father’s company, he had already gained a substantial amount of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions which proved useful in helping to grow the company. Matthew Fleeger helped to found the tanning companies Palm Beach Tan and Mystic Tan. Mystic tan is not the biggest franchise of spray tanning in the entire world.

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