Matthew Fleeger

Gulf Coast Western, LLC is one of the most successful oil companies in the world. The company was founded in 1970 and is a family-owned business. The company was started by Matthew Fleegers father. The company is based in Dallas, Texas but it has four other locations which are located in Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Matthew Fleeger is currently the president and chief executive officer for Gulf Coast Western, LLC. Mr. Fleeger is known for being a great businessman and innovator. He is a specialist in strategic planning, team building, and contract negotiations. Matthew Fleeger attended the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and he graduated with a degree in business administration.

Mr. Fleeger has a great history when it comes to running and building companies. He was the chief executive officer and founder of a company called Medsolutions Inc. This company specialized in transportation and the disposal of medical waste. Matthew Fleeger and Gulf Coast Western, LLC have begun focusing on forming oil and gas partnerships with other companies. They seek out companies that are low-risk and profitable. The company has purchased multiple companies in Southwestern Louisiana and have created a plan to increase the production of the oil wells at each of these companies drill sites. Gulf Coast Western has also partnered with Northcote Energy to create a multi well drilling program.

Matthew Fleeger and Gulf Coast Western, LLC has plans to drill outside of the gulf coast region and explore drilling in other areas of the United States in the future. The company has great business ethics and business practices so they never have complaints from any of their business partners or anyone who does business with them. Because of these practices Gulf Coast Western, LLC has received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Doing business the right way only creates more business opportunities.

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Highland Capital Management at a Glance

Highland capital management in simple terms is one of the most experienced and largest firms offering alternative asset management globally. The firm primarily focuses on various credit strategies such as private equity fund, a closed-end fund, hedge fund, mutual fund, collateralized loan obligations, 40 Act Fund, and separately managed account. Its service base ranges from institutional to retail investors worldwide. Read more about James Dondero at Nexpoint Advisors.


The Highland Capital Management firm has grown over the past 25 years. First operating out of Los Angeles, the organization started as a joint venture with Protective Life Insurance Corporation in January 1990, founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada. It focused on fixed income markets. It then evolved into PAMCO (Protective Asset Management Company) in 1993 and this time as an SEC-registered investment advisor. The firm later moved its headquarters to Dallas, Texas in 1994.

When the firm began to take off, the founding partners purchased Protective Life’s stake in PAMCO to develop Ranger Asset Management. However, by 1998 the name did not hold, and it was renamed to the now, Highland Capital Management, L.P. The company has built on its value-based approach and credit expertise to venture into other asset classes. Other than high yield credit, today, the company also operates I public equities, real estate, and structured credit.



Highland capital management still maintains the headquarter office in Dallas Texas with offices in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, Seoul, and New York.

Leadership and Approach

Highland Capital Management operates on three main principles; experience, discipline, and boldness. The team comprises of research professionals focused on the investment industry. Their role is to review the existing investments, monitor trends within the industry, and evaluate possible opportunities across capital structures.

Mark Okada is the CFA-Co pioneer and founder. He is the current Chief Investment officer of Highland capital management while James Dondero oversees and runs CFA, CMA as the company’s President. Read more about James Dondero at