Innovation Is About People
In 2020, Brandon Sawalich was named President & CEO of Starkey, the culmination of a life’s passion for connecting people through better hearing. Nearly 30 years ago, Brandon started in Starkey’s hearing aid repair department. Since then, he has worked in virtually every corner of the business, learning every aspect of the hearing health care industry.
Brandon leads a team of over 5,000 people around the globe who are pushing the limits of technology. In February 2023, Starkey unveiled Genesis AI. What started as a vision by Brandon five years ago has now redefined the future of hearing health care. Reimagined from the inside out, Genesis AI features an all-new neuro processor, all-new sound, all-new industrial design and all-new fitting software. The result is an entirely new patient experience from a hearing aid unlike anything on the market.
Brandon is committed to making Starkey better every day with industry-leading products and customer service. Starkey also employs the brightest minds in the business who know that it all starts with caring.
In 2019, Brandon was named to the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Executive Advisory Council. He served as Board Chair of the Hearing Industries Association from 2017-2021 and is currently the board’s Treasurer.
As a global leader in custom manufacturing and cutting-edge hearing technology, Starkey is driven by a bigger purpose of building caring products that connect people through better hearing.
In 1967, William F. Austin established Starkey with the simple premise, “Alone we can’t do much. Together, we can change the world.” That commitment to helping the world hear continues to guide Starkey every day. Through its corporate social responsibility program, Starkey Cares, Starkey provides hearing aids to community members in need. Furthermore, through a global partnership with Special Olympics International, Starkey helps ensure all Special Olympics athletes around the world have access to hearing health technology and resources.
We are caring. We are fearless. We are dedicated.
We are Starkey.