Brandon Sawalich – Innovation Is About People
In 2020, Brandon Sawalich was named President & CEO of Starkey, the culmination of a life’s passion for connecting people to people through better hearing. More than 25 years ago, Brandon started in Starkey’s hearing aid repair department. Since then, he has worked in every corner of the business, learning every aspect of the hearing industry. He has used that extensive experience to lead Starkey to the forefront of medtech innovation.
More than two decades in the hearing industry have taught Brandon Sawalich that business starts with how you treat people. Better hearing requires a human approach. This all starts with developing technology with the patient’s wellbeing at the core, and then bringing art and science together to manufacture every single hearing aid. It ends with the expertise of the trained hearing health professional who provides personalized service and care to the patient.
Brandon is committed to better — better technology that is helping people live better lives, better customer service and taking care of your employees better than anyone else. Better hearing is the gateway to better health and wellness.
Brandon Sawalich believes in the power of kindness and is involved in a variety of philanthropic and community-based ventures in the Twin Cities and beyond, including Starkey’s corporate social responsibility arm, Starkey Cares, which provides hearing health assistance to those in need. He is a supporter of Special Olympics Minnesota. He was also a longtime volunteer with Starkey Hearing Foundation. In 2019, Brandon was named to the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Executive Advisory Council.
When not working, Brandon Sawalich spends valuable time with his wife, Stacy, and their two children.