The Life of Matthew Fleeger
Matthew Fleeger graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in business, with a focus on finance and marketing. After college, he mainly centered his attention on the oil and gas industry and as he gained more experience in the field, he was able to take on top executive positions within those companies that he went into. For instance, from 1986 to 1993, he worked for several Texas companies, like Gulf Coast Western, which was a company that his father had founded. During his time in Gulf Coast Western, he served as the CEO and the President and Director for this company. Through his experiences with running these companies, he was able to gain the skills and knowledge that he needed to start his own company, MedSolutions Inc.
MedSolutions Inc. was essentially a holding company that focused on transportation, disposal, and waste management as it relates to the healthcare industry. Through Fleeger’s management, the company grew to become a regional leader in the space and he became the CEO, President, and Chairman of his company from 1993 to 2007. Because of the company’s growth under Fleeger’s leadership, Stericycle Inc. eventually bought MedSolutions Inc. from Fleeger for about $59 million. This essentially showed Fleeger’s competence when it comes to running and growing a successful business and it solidified his skills as a CEO and Chairman of the company.
After the deal with Stericycle Inc, Matthew Fleeger went back to becoming the CEO and the President of Gulf Coast Western and he formally went back to the oil and gas industry. Through Fleeger’s leadership and knowledge about mergers, partnerships, and running a successful company, Gulf Coast Western would be able to continue to grow and possibly become one of the key players in the oil and gas industry. Additionally, Fleeger had also been involved in the tanning industry, where he was able to raise the revenue of two companies, Palm Beach Tan and Mystic Tan, to about $100 million. The successes that these companies took on essentially reflected how adept and skilled Fleeger really was when it comes to running a business.