Starkey's Executive Team

Bill Austin Owner and CEO

Bill Austin

Bill Austin

Owner and CEO

Bill Austin is the Founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Owner and CEO of Starkey Hearing Technologies. He has more than 50 years of experience in the hearing industry.

Bill Austin turned Starkey Labs, a small earmold company he purchased in 1970 for $13,000 into Starkey Hearing Technologies, the largest hearing aid manufacturer in the U.S.

No matter how much success he achieves in business, Bill Austin will always be remembered for his generosity and steadfast belief that the gift of hearing can change the world. He founded Starkey Hearing Foundation on his vision: So the World May Hear. He works with the Foundation on dozens of hearing missions every year, having visited more than 100 countries to give the gift of hearing. With his support, Starkey Hearing Foundation continues to impact more and more lives around the world each year.

Bill Austin has received many honors for his philanthropic work, including: the Horatio Alger Award, Mexico's Aztec Eagle Award, the Jefferson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award, the National Caring Award, and the Humanitarian Award from Variety International.

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Tani Austin Chief Philanthropy Officer

Brandon Sawalich President

Achin Bhowmik, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President of Engineering

Sara Burdak, Au.D. Chief Audiology Officer

Bill Courtney Chief Financial Officer

Dave Fabry, Ph.D. Chief Innovation Officer

Chris Hillman Chief Operations Officer

Mary Jeffries Chief Strategy Officer

Jeffrey Krautkramer Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris McCormick Chief Commercial Officer

Paul Phillips Executive Vice President of International Sales

Doug Reynolds Chief Information Officer

Lisa Richards Chief Experience Officer

Steve Richards Executive Vice President of North American Sales

Thomas Ting General Counsel

Contact Us

Worldwide Headquarters
Starkey Hearing Technologies
6700 Washington Avenue S.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3476

(800) 328-8602
(952) 941-6401

Starkey Hearing Technologies is a world leader in the design, development and distribution of comprehensive hearing solutions. We believe in using superior hearing technology as a means to something even greater — creating meaningful connections between people and their worlds.

With 21 facilities in more than 100 markets around the globe, Starkey Hearing Technologies is an industry leader in hearing instrument manufacturing. We create top quality diagnostic equipment, hearing protection products, wireless technology and unique hearing solutions for every environment.