Meet Brandon Sawalich

As the President and CEO of Starkey, the global leader in hearing technology innovation, Brandon Sawalich’s mindset has one direction: Forward.
Brandon started working in Starkey’s hearing aid repair department nearly 30 years ago, and he has worked in virtually every corner of the business since, learning every aspect of the hearing health care industry, including what patients and hearing professionals expect from the technology Starkey creates.

Now, a new generation at Starkey has arrived. Brandon’s vision for Starkey and its more than 5,000 employees around the world is not to be the biggest; it is to be the best. That starts with product performance, operational excellence and best-in-class customer service. In February 2023, Starkey unveiled the world’s most advanced hearing aid and the industry’s flagship product. Genesis AI is not only setting a new standard for technology at Starkey, but it’s pushing the edge of what is possible for hearing technology innovation.

Brandon believes in the power of kindness. Starkey Cares, Starkey’s corporate social responsibility program has partnered with more than 2,000 hearing health professionals around the United States to get premium hearing technology to people who cannot afford it. As the exclusive global hearing health partner of Special Olympics International, Starkey Cares has fitted hundreds of athletes and coaches with new, free hearing aids and works with their global network of hearing health professionals to continue care in athletes’ home communities.

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 Vice Chair.

About Starkey

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.

We are caring. We are fearless. We are dedicated.

We are Starkey.