Matthew Fleeger has proven himself a true leader with exceptional capabilities in creating and managing some well-known, highly successful companies with a strong vision and drive for growth and expansion.
Fleeger earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus on financing and marketing from Southern Methodist University, in 1985. He then went to work for several oil and gas companies between 1986 and 1993, including Gulf Coast Western, LLC., a company founded by his father, in the U.S Gulf Coast region.
Fleeger then went on to build the first of several companies, MedSolutions,Inc. MedSolutions offers waste disposal solutions for medical waste produced by the healthcare industry. Between the years of 1993 and 2007, under Fleegers’s leadership, MedSolutions grew to become a regional leader in the industry and after a decade, as CEO and President, Matthew negotiated a deal with national waste disposal leader, Stericycle,Inc and sold MedSolutions for an estimated $59 million
After MedSolutions, Fleeger returned to the oil and gas industry and assumed the role of CEO and President of Gulf Coast Western,LLC. Since taking the helm, the company has experienced tremendous success and the company’s future endeavors, in the oil and gas industry will bring extraordinary growth, under his leadership.
Fleeger later created two more successful companies in the tanning industry. Palm Beach Tan which grew into a national chain of indoor tanning businesses and Mystic Tan, another highly successful national spray-on tanning booth company. Combining revenues for these companies are near $100 million.
Matthew Fleeger’s successful ventures and exceptional leadership skills speaks in abundance for his passion and drive as a truly successful and diversified business leader.
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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jacob Gottlieb’s parents were successful professionals who immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. His father was an economics professor and the mother of a pediatrician. Following his parent’s interest, Gottlieb had an interest in both healthcare industry and economics in his early life. He developed an early interest in investing, and his father guided him in nurturing his newfound interest. After finalizing his secondary education, he pursued two of his primary interest in medicine and economics. He studied at Brown University where he received BA in economics and in NYU Medical School where he received Doctorate in Medicine. His interest in medicine ended after completing an internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and he choose to pursue his career in finance on Chartered Financial Analyst and in Wall Street.
In 1998, Gottlieb started his trading career with Sanford C Berstein & Co as a side buyer analyst covering international healthcare. He left Sanford after some years to advance his career as a director at Merlin Biomed Group. He did not last long at Merlin because he quickly moved to Balyasny Asset Management (BAM). In this firm, Gottlieb hit the stride by becoming a top earner in the firm. In pursuit of an opportunity to manage a more prominent firm, together with his team, they left BAM to establish Visium in 2005.
Gottlieb was the main contributor in building Visium.it had 170 employees with $8 billion hedge fund. In 2016 however, Visium was disgraced publically with insider trading charges. Since Gottlieb was not charged with any unlawful activity, he continued with his work as the company CIO.
From his early age, he showed much interest in the financial industry specifically in the security market to the extent of having an investment trading account. Gottlieb built on entrepreneurial abilities by vending beverages at golf matches and collecting several full teams particularly the Yankees. At the 7th grade, he won the uncommon contest in school that required him to pick stocks. Impressed by those abilities, his father encouraged him to have an investment trading account.
Besides his work at Visium, Jacob Gottlieb is an active individual its charitable work in nonprofits organizations based in the New York including Math for America, Covenant House, and Robin Hood Foundation.
Robin Hood Foundation is among the most prominent organizations, and it was founded in 1988 with a determination to alleviate issues which are associated with fights and scarcity in New York City. Gottlieb is the philanthropist and a significant contributor to this organization. It assists over 200 nonprofits organizations mainly community partners with finances and real estate, management support and a bigger place to help them succeed. They invested $129 million in 2017 and 100% of the fund to get in their partners so that they can fight for poor living conditions since the board pays for the managerial expenses. They stress on the achievement of their efforts as they use metrics system to see that every program they finance has succeeded. The average revenue on investments is 12:1 which implies that there is a rise in the living standard of low- income earners with 12 dollars in New York.
Louis Chenevert is the former CEO of UTC. His reign in the industry led to his legacy and great reputation. He is associated with more than 50 successful businesses. Louis Chenevert transformed UTC into a successful conglomerate by making it the most profitable corporation in the USA. This was through his intelligence and creative thinking.
Louis Chenevert is considered the king of acquisitions. Through his significant purchases, he was able to improve the production of UTC. Louis made history by striking the most significant aerospace deal in the USA. He bought the Goodrich Company at $16 billion. There were many negotiations involved, but he finally got the deal.
Another of Chenevert’s acquisitions that is known to have made a difference is the GTF engine deal. It is important to note that Louis was an employee of the Pratt & Whitney firm before joining UTC. In fact, he served as their President.
During his time in Pratt & Whitney, he realized that the GTF engine had a lot of power. When he joined UTC, he led to the purchase of the engine. It cost the company another $10 billion and two decades of adjusting and designing the engine.
The acquisitions of Louis Chenevert have been very productive in the company.
Louis Believe in Investing in the Future
Louis Chenevert believed in investing in the high future technology. He believed that by so doing, he was helping save the country from future financial crisis.
By investing in future technology, he was not only referring to the resources but human labor as well. This is why when many companies were busy conducting layoffs to remain in business during the recession period, he chose to move his labor force to a center position where they would empower each other and come up with master plans.
Louis Chenevert believes that you can only perform as well as your team can perform. It is, therefore, essential that employers invest in their teams. The current UTC CEO holds the same belief and has maintained the system that enables the UTC employees to acquire degrees of their choice for free. He says it has improved the productivity of the organization.