Brandon Sawalich is President of Starkey. He was named President in 2017, a culmination of a life’s passion for helping the world hear. Brandon leads a global team of more than 6,000 employees, with facilities in 26 countries. He drives the strategic direction of Starkey and works closely with the Executive Team and other leaders throughout the organization to support the company’s values and goals.
As President, Brandon Sawalich is focused on forward-thinking leadership and is committed to continuing to innovate the science, design and production of hearing aid technologies, while providing consumers the best quality products at affordable prices.
Brandon believes hearing loss is a critical medical issue and is committed to improving people’s lives through the gift of hearing. According to the World Health Organization, at least five percent of the global population suffers from hearing loss, which, without being treated, can contribute to social isolation, depression, and dementia. Brandon has volunteered with Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide free hearing aids to people in need. In addition, he works with the International Hearing Foundation to spread the gift of hearing overseas.
In 2017, Brandon Sawalich was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors to lead Hearing Industries Association, an 18-member industry group that works with government leaders to support efforts to increase the accessibility and affordability of hearing aids, especially given the overall importance of hearing health. In 2019, he was re-elected as chairman for a second term.
In 2019, he was named to the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Executive Advisory Council, which helps support the Bush Center’s strategic direction to address the issues of today and tomorrow, making an impact in the United States and around the world.
And in 2020, Brandon Sawalich joined Medical Alley’s Board of Directors, where he is committed to identifying new opportunities for organizational growth and collaboration, as well as bringing the importance of hearing health and technology integration to the forefront to overall health care.
Brandon Sawalich is a proud husband to Stacy Sawalich and father to their two children. In his spare time, he can be found coaching little league, supporting his children’s passions, or cheering on the Chicago Cubs.