Matthew Fleeger: An Individual at the Forefront of Texas Oil Booming

As the CEO of Gulf Coast Western Matthew Fleeger is the face of one of the most prominent oil services company in recent history. Looking at his upbringing, it makes perfect sense that he would be heading an oil company one day. He spent much of his early years around oil fields in Texas and Louisiana due to his father being the founder of Gulf Coast Western. The now large company, was founded in 1970 and was once just a small upstream oil services company. In the beginning of his career he set out to make a name for himself with to successful forays as an entrepreneur. He eventually decided to join the family business that his father founded before he was even born. It was a great decision for both Matthew and Gulf Coast Western because with him leading the way the company has evolved into a key player in the present U.S. oil boom.

What made Matthew such a great CEO from the start of the American oil boom was his understanding of the company’s decades of successful experience in the industry. He realized early on how beneficial the company’s deep knowledge of the exploration and production side of the business would be in the near future. Not to mention, Gulf Coast Western possesses numerous strategic partnerships. The company has managed to discover some of the most lucrative drill sites in the U.S. thus making a fortune for itself and investors. The U.S. shale boom is expected to continue for the next 20 years or so.

In a recent interview Matthew Fleeger was asked how he coped during the brutal oil recession that began in 2005. He answered, “I focused my energy on becoming more efficient.” He knew he had to figure out effective ways to cut overhead without losing people. This made him more creative as a businessman.

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