Matthew Fleeger, a dignitary in the oil and gas industry, is a businessman of many successes. Before acquiring said success, Fleeger jumped through the obligatory hoops that all industrious entrepreneurs do. While attending Southern Methodist University, Fleeger amassed sufficient knowledge on finance and marketing. After graduating, Fleeger was poised for success. Fleeger’s father, the successful owner of an oil and gas company, served as Fleeger’s inspiration as he plunged into business pursuits. Fueled by his enterprise and ambition, Fleeger ventured into the business world with his entrepreneurialism in tow.
For seven years, Fleeger hopped from job to job in the hopes of obtaining substantial experience in his domain. Given his sheer brilliance and leadership skills, Fleeger excelled in executive roles. While he assumed some entry-level positions, Fleeger rapidly ascended through the ranks. Though numerous Texas-based companies were champing at the bit to bring Fleeger on board, he eventually decided to work for Gulf Coast Western, his family’s business. Fleeger’s stint at Gulf Coast Western proved rewarding, but his entrepreneurial leanings inspired him to embark on his own endeavor. In 1993, Fleeger founded MedSolutions, a company responsible for the disposal, treatment, and management of medical wastes.
While at the helm, Fleeger led MedSolutions to industry success. Over the course of 14 years, Fleeger held the title of CEO, president, and director. Come 2007, Fleeger was approached by Stericycle, an organization keen to acquire MedSolutions. After some tough negotiating, Fleeger sold MedSolutions for $59 million. When Fleeger parted ways with MedSolutions, a job at Gulf Coast Western was waiting for him. His experience as a founder, CEO, and master negotiator made Fleeger the perfect candidate for President of Gulf Coast Western, a position he still holds. From budding entrepreneur to renowned tycoon, Fleeger’s coming-of-age story truly inspires.