Christopher Gleason is CEO of NextMed, a Tucson-based national supplier of equipment and technology to hospitals and medical clinics. NextMed equipment includes laser surgical devices and lithotripsy machines that use sound waves to break up kidney stones. NextMed’s database software tracks patient outcomes, executes billing, and performs other administrative functions. Privately owned NextMed, has about 150 employees, and contracts with more than 350 facilities in 30 states. Gleason was educated at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and Pomona College. Before joining NextMed in 2006, he was the CEO of Advanced Clinical Therapies and vice president of acquisitions for Self Storage Mortgage, a part of National Self Storage.