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Who we are

Starkey's executive team is comprised of innovative outsiders and industry experts with over 250+ years of combined leadership experience.


Bill Austin headshot

Bill Austin

Owner and Chairman
Tani Austin headshot

Tani Austin

Chief Philanthropy Officer
Brandon Sawalich headshot

Brandon Sawalich

President and CEO
Achin Bhowmik headshot

Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering
Sara Burdak headshot

Sara Burdak, Au.D.

Chief Audiology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Strategy
Dave Fabry headshot

Dave Fabry, Ph.D.

Chief Hearing Health Officer
Jeff Geigel headshot

Jeff Geigel

Chief Sales Officer
Kenny Landherr

Kenny Landherr

Chief Financial Officer
Hans Mehl headshot

Hans Mehl

Chief Optimization Officer
Jessica Perez headshot

Jessica Perez

Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Culture
Heinz Ruch headshot

Heinz Ruch

Chief Operations Officer
Michael Scholl headshot

Michael Scholl

Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations
Karen Spaeth Headshot

Karen Spaeth

Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Tease headshot

Michael Tease

Chief Retail Officer
Thomas Ting headshot

Thomas Ting

General Counsel
Chris Vanguilder headshot

Chris Van Guilder

Chief Customer Officer

Global Market Leadership

Kyle Acker Headshot

Kyle Acker, Au.D.

Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales
Amber Knettel Headshot

Amber Knettel

Vice President of Start Hearing
Owen Olende Headshot

Owen Olende

Vice President of Sales and Operations, Africa and Latin America
Paul Phillips headshot

Paul Phillips

Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa
Thorsten Quaas Headshot

Thorsten Quaas

Vice President of European Sales