Ned Schwing

Ned Schwing

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Walter E. “Ned” Schwing, Jr. is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of NextStage Clinical Research and NextStage Clinical Research International (“NCR” companies), the latest in a series of successful business enterprises conceived and created with his brother and business partner, Robert Schwing.

At NCR, a pioneer of the physician-centric clinical research model, Schwing serves as Executive Chairman, and oversees every aspect of the businesses, to include strategic direction, executive team management, partnership development, and organizational expansion. 

Schwing is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of NextStage Medical, a durable medical equipment company; MedSite Partners, a cardiovascular ASC development and management firm; and Partners Surgical Corporation, a multi-specialty spine and orthopedic-focused ambulatory surgery center company.

In 2010, the Schwing’s founded National Cardiovascular Partners (NCP), an organization that created, sustained, and grew independent, outpatient cardiac catheterization and vascular labs in a unique partnership with physician entrepreneurs. During his tenure at NCP, the company partnered with Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private investment firms, to accelerate their growth and increase their operating capacity. By 2014, NCP had a growing national footprint, and was acquired by Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), one of nation’s largest healthcare conglomerates.

A lifelong entrepreneur, Schwing founded several other successful companies including National Billing Partners, Specialty Therapeutic Care, Physicians Surgical Care, and Southwest Renal Care. Intimately involved in the strategy, development, and overall management of operations, Schwing’s steady stewardship has resulted in consistent and significant increases in investor equity and returns for each endeavor.

Schwing was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 and was recognized as an Outstanding Entrepreneur by the Texas State House of Representatives in 2011. He is the former chairman and a charter member of the Gulf States Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO); a founding member of the Gulf States Chapter of the World President’s Organization (WPO); and has served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations and educational institutions.

Schwing earned both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a 2003 graduate of the Owner-President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

He and his wife Liz live in Houston, Texas and Bozeman, Montana, and have three adult children. For additional information, please visit:  Ned Schwing LinkedIn.

"Patients deserve to have access to innovation! Our NCR worldwide team is committed to serving patients and physicians alike, providing solutions that deliver results through trust, transparency and dedication to those who need it most."

Ned Schwing
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
NextStage Clinical Research

“I’m extremely excited to help collect data to advance medical treatments for future patients"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient

"NCR addresses an unmet need for busy physician practices like mine. We have a large practice, but do not have the resources to do meaningful clinical research to provide innovative solutions to patients across the Central Texas region."

Dr. Buck Cross
Managing Partner
Waco Cardiology Associates

"Next Stage clinical research has assembled an amazing team that has helped my patients and allowed me to collect accurate and valuable data."

Dr. Brian Chalkin
Orthopedic Surgeon
The Orthopaedic Center

“The study team has made the process simple and easy. I’d be glad to do this again"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient

"NextStage Clinical Research has engaged PIs who are not only world class surgeons, with very busy clinical practices, but they are best in class people who truly care. This is why you are different and this is why we will bring innovation to market faster."

Chief Medical Officer
Biotech Company

“Engaging in the study has helped in my recovery"

NextStage Clinical Research Patient