Starkey Appoints Industry Veteran Kyle Acker, Au.D. as VP of U.S. Commercial Sales

February 15, 2022

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA – Starkey has announced the addition of Kyle Acker, Au.D., to its leadership team as Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales. He will be responsible for developing and aligning Starkey’s sales strategies and growth objectives in the United States.

“As Starkey continues to lead in innovation, service and customer engagement, we are very proud to have Kyle on our team. His strong reputation, vast knowledge of the hearing industry, strategic mindset, and service minded approach will drive shared success with our customers for years to come. Please join me in welcoming Kyle back to the Starkey family.”

Chief Commercial Officer, Jeff Geigel

Kyle Acker, AuD

Over the course of his career, Dr. Acker has invested time and talent in many aspects of the hearing industry, building an intimate understanding of the challenges providers face and how to support them in solving those challenges. He began his clinical career in a vestibular and balance practice in Florida.

“It’s incredibly powerful to have the breadth and depth of relationships we are able to leverage at Starkey, along with the rich history of helping people hear better and live better lives,” said Dr. Acker. “I am excited to lead our team to continue to develop and grow our sales force while helping hearing professionals introduce their patients to better hearing through our groundbreaking technology.”

Dr. Acker completed his B.S. in Industrial Hygiene and Organizational Leadership and Supervision and his M.S. and Au.D. in Audiology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.


About Starkey 

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Owned by Bill Austin since 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide. Learn more at

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