As a businessman who boasts all the trappings of entrepreneurial success, Matthew Fleeger was destined to prevail in his industry. As the son of a renowned business owner, Fleeger’s brush with business affairs transpired during his adolescence. It’s for this reason why Fleeger’s passion for entrepreneurial pursuits runs so deep. Before embarking on his long-awaited endeavors, Fleeger needed to develop a keen understanding for business first. While attending the Southern Methodist University, Fleeger learned the ins and outs of finance and marketing. Earning sufficient knowledge on these topics primed Fleeger for the daunting business world, and in 1986, Fleeger got his first job in the oil and gas industry.
Over the course of seven years, Fleeger would assume various roles at numerous Texas-based oil and gas companies. Given his innate wisdom, Fleeger effortlessly graduated from entry-level positions to executive roles. During this juncture, Fleeger even landed a job at his family’s business, Gulf Coast Western. Though he could’ve stayed at the company, Fleeger was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and develop a company of his own. In 1993, Fleeger did just that when he pioneered MedSolutions. MedSolutions, a diversified holding company, took off after its inception.
In essence, MedSolutions was created as an attempt to streamline the disposal of medical wastes. Fleeger’s enterprise accumulated such success that Stericycle, a company specializing in the treatment of regulated substances, was eager to acquire MedSolutions. After 14 years at the company, Fleeger made the savvy decision to sell MedSolutions for just shy of $60 million. With ample experience under his belt, Fleeger was ready to return to his roots. In 2007, Fleeger rejoined Gulf Coast Western and is currently their CEO. When he’s not overseeing operations at Gulf Coast Western, Fleeger’s exploring exciting industries including tanning.