The Foundations of Matthew Fleeger

Matthew Fleeger is the current CEO, President, and Director of Gulf Coast Western, LLC. He has bee highly regarded as a primary leader in a variety of industries for a number of years. Possibly his greatest achievement has been as leader of Gulf Coast. He first entered the business world by earning a B.A. in Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. After he graduated in 1985, he joined the team of Gulf Coast Western, founded by his father in 1970. He would work there for the next eight years.

In 1993 he then became the Vice President of Kinlaw Oil Company. He would serve in this role for the next three years. After this time he returned to Gulf Coast, but he credits his time with Kinlaw with teaching him business leadership skills. It was also in the early 90s that he began founding and/or investing in other businesses. His first business to found was MedSolutions which transported, disposed of, and handled the medical waste of medical organizations. It was so successful a company that be 2007 he was able to sell it for $59 million.

In 996 he founded Palm Beach Tan, Inc. which at its beginning maintained six indoor tanning partners in the Palm Beach area. In just a few years it was the largest chain of tanning parlors in the U.S. Around the same time he also co-founded Mystic Tan, which specialized in airbrush tanning products. It too soon became enormously successful, so much so that it became the most popuar spray-on tanning booth franchise in the world. Today he is considered a top expert in corporate structuring, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions.

As leader of Gulf Coast Western, he has led it to include a expand its active holdings, wells, activities, and operations.