Matthew Fleeger is an influential business leader in the oil industry. He has founded companies in other industries during his career. Matthew graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1986. He earned a degree in business, and his father founded Gulf Coast Western about a decade earlier. Matthew started working for his father and learned as much as possible about the oil industry.
For the next few years, Matthew took various executive positions at oil companies throughout the country. Although it was a difficult decision to leave the company his father founded, Matthew knew that he needed to expand his network. Working at multiple companies provided Matthew with an excellent foundation for his career.
Matthew eventually grew tired of the corporate workplace. He decided to start a business in a completely different industry. Although some people thought it was a bad idea, Matthew invested a ton of money in a new venture called MedSolutions.
Founding the Company
In 1993, Matthew founded MedSolutions and became the CEO of the company. The company was a waste management business designed to help medical companies with the waste management process. Throwing away medical supplies can be a complicated and expensive process. At the time, MedSolutions was one of the only companies focused on this aspect of the pharmaceutical industry.
Matthew learned tough lessons while leading the company. He made multiple mistakes that cost the company money. However, through each of his failures, he improved as a business executive.
Returning to Oil
Matthew sold his business after several years of leading the company. From the sale, he made millions of dollars and had plenty of career opportunities. He decided to return to Gulf Coast Western as CEO. It was a proud moment for Matthew when he became CEO of the company his father founded. Since taking over as CEO, he has done an excellent job improving profits at the company.