Starkey announced that Jeff Geigel has been named the organization’s Chief Retail Officer. For more than 20 years, Geigel has built a strong track record of success in the hearing healthcare industry, leading dynamic, high-growth organizations and developing the teams within them, according to Starkey’s press announcement. As Chief Retail Officer, Geigel will be responsible for leading Starkey’s global retail clinics and teams.
“As a global organization, Starkey’s commitment to the growth and success of our retail business extends beyond the United States. From Canada and Europe to South America and Asia, we have talented teams on the frontlines of providing the best patient care around the world,” said Starkey President and CEO Brandon Sawalich. “Jeff’s experience and knowledge will not only contribute to the ongoing success of the retail team, but Starkey’s executive team and the company as a whole.”
Over the course of his career, Geigel has held numerous executive-level positions within retail and wholesale hearing healthcare organizations, including as president of Widex US and an executive at Helix Hearing Care of America. His extensive experience in, and knowledge of, retail sales and operations team development and strategic planning has positioned him to successfully lead Starkey’s global retail teams to continue to be market growth leaders, the company says.
“I continue to be impressed by the quiet success of Starkey’s retail operations, and I’m humbled by this opportunity to lead a team of experienced industry professionals,” said Geigel. “Over the past five years, Starkey’s breakthroughs in innovation have opened the door to incredible opportunities to improve patient experience. I am excited to start this new chapter of my career as the hearing industry embarks on its best decade yet.”