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Matthew Fleeger is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Gulf Coast Western, the company specializing in the acquisition and development of gas and oil reserves, mainly in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. Despite the fact that Gulf Coast Western was established in 1970 in Dallas Texas by Fleeger’s father, his career wasn’t always centered on the gas and oil industry.
Fleeger went to Cox School of Business from 1982 to 1986 at the Southern Methodist University, achieving his BBA degree in Finance and Marketing. After graduating, he took on executive roles with companies in the gas and oil industries, from 1986 to 1993, gaining experiencing in the industry by working for a number of companies in Texas, including Gulf Coast Western.
He ended up founding his own company, MedSolutions, Inc. in 1993, which specialized in the treatment, disposal, and transportation of medical wastes that are produced by healthcare facilities. As a result of his leadership skills, the company became a regional leader in the healthcare waste management sector. He held different positions within the company throughout the years, such as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman. As a result of its growth, the company caught the attention of an industry leader, Stericycle, Inc. In 2007, Fleeger sold MedSolutions to Stericycle for the price of around $59 million.
After selling MedSolutions, Fleeger returned to the gas and oil industry, becoming the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Coast Western. His background in general partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate structuring made him a fitting candidate for the executive position within the company. Fleeger has been acting as the company’s CEO and President since 2007, and under his leadership the company continued to be successful and further expand its operations.
Despite his success in the gas and oil industry, Fleeger ventured out into other sectors as well. He was instrumental in the creation of two successful ventures within the tanning industry, which generate a total revenue of almost $100 million. He helped found Mystic Tan, and Palm Beach Tan, one of the biggest spray-on tanning booth franchises, and one of the biggest indoor tanning operations respectively.