After an extensive global search, Starkey announced that it has named Denise Steinbring as Chief Marketing Officer. In her new role as Starkey Chief Marketing Officer, Steinbring oversees the marketing team to help customers leverage new tools and resources, launch products around the world, and effectively communicate the value and benefit of better hearing technology to customers and the patients they serve.
Steinbring is an accomplished leader and brings nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the medical device and healthcare industries to Starkey, having led marketing teams in small, mid, and large cap businesses, according to the company’s announcement. She spent 18 years at Medtronic where she had the opportunity to lead two business turnarounds and sit on the Marketing Leadership Council, which fostered a customer-centric approach to marketing. She combines her business background and global commercial expertise with a passion to bring out the best in her teams and help others thrive.
“Through a commitment to marketing excellence, Denise offers caring, values-centered leadership and strategic thinking, which will help Starkey continue to deliver on our brand promise and consistently position us to serve our customers better than anyone else,” said Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey. “Denise is incredibly passionate about the connection that better hearing has to overall quality of life for patients, as well as the disruptive innovation that Starkey continues to bring to the market. We are proud to welcome her to the Starkey Family.”
Steinbring holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a minor in management from University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Graziadio School of Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
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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 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.