Louisville-born Greg Fischer is an entrepreneur and community leader. In 2008, Fischer ran for the Kentucky Democratic Primary for the U.S. Senate and finished second among the seven candidates.
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.
Fischer has centered on three main goals: creating good-paying jobs, improving education at all levels, and making Louisville an even more compassionate city. Fischer prides himself on a data-driven approach towards government efficiency.
He was previously interviewed in December 2008.