Brandon Sawalich – Leading Hearing Healthcare into a Decade of Innovation
In 2020, Brandon Sawalich was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Starkey, a culmination of a life’s passion for helping the world hear. Brandon started in the company’s hearing aid repair department and over the course of more than 25 years has built expertise in nearly every aspect of the hearing industry. He uses his extensive industry knowledge to position Starkey at the forefront of innovation in medical technology, carving a new path for the entire hearing healthcare industry.
As the chairman of the Hearing Industries Association, Brandon Sawalich works to educate Capitol Hill, government agencies and the public about the important link between hearing loss and overall health and wellness. Through both of these roles, Brandon is committed to giving those with hearing loss the tools to not only hear better, but to live healthier lives. More than two decades in the hearing industry has taught Brandon Sawalich that people must always come first. From taking care of your employees to serving your customers better than anyone else to constantly innovating for the betterment of the patient — it’s all about people helping people. No matter how the hearing industry evolves, hearing health starts with the hearing healthcare professional who provides personalized service and care.
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. He is a supporter of Special Olympics Minnesota. He’s also a longtime volunteer with the Starkey Hearing Foundation which provides hearing aids to people in need all over the world. 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 teenage children.