A core believer in the servant leadership model, Greg Fischer is a successful businessman and civic leader in Louisville, Ky.
Also a believer in the concept of citizen soldiers laid out by Thomas Jefferson, Fischer felt there was an opportunity and responsibility to participate in the country’s leadership and ran for the U.S. Senate, a race in which he finished second out of a field of seven.
In 2000, Fischer co-founded bCatalyst, a business accelerator in Louisville, Ky. bCatalyst later evolved into a mergers and acquisition advisory firm.
Fischer co-invented and holds the patent for a combination ice and beverage dispenser. This invention led to forming SerVend, a family business with his father and brother. Under his leadership the small business grew to a global manufacturing company and employed over 300 people. In 1999, Fischer retired from SerVend International and founded Iceberg Ventures, a venture capital firm providing assistance for other start-ups. He is its current chairman.
In 1990, Fischer, along with his father and brother, were named Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year in manufacturing, an award sponsored by Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and Business First.
Fischer was born and raised in Louisville and still resides in the area with his family.