Executive Leadership Team

Brian Sweeney

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Brian joined OpenText as Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2018. He has over 25 years of experience as an HR leader in high growth, global technology businesses, and professional services consulting. Brian has led organizational growth and transformation initiatives, including international expansion, M&A, global talent management, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, communication and cultural transformation.

Prior to joining OpenText, Brian worked for 15 years at Amgen Inc., a 20,000-employee global biotechnology company, based in Los Angeles, California. There, he served in HR leadership roles, including Global VP of HR, Head of HR for Global R&D, and VP of International Human Resources. During his international HR role, Brian was based in Europe for four years, leading Amgen’s organizational growth and HR program development across Europe and International regions.

Before Amgen, Brian was at Dell for eight years in Human Resources where he served as Director of Worldwide Compensation and Benefits. There, he led the development of Dell’s global rewards programs and managed the Compensation Committee relationship with the Board of Directors. During his tenure, Brian supported Dell’s global organizational growth from 2,000 to 30,000 employees.

Previously, Brian was a Human Resources consultant at AON Hewitt Associates, working across multiple client industry sectors in the practice areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Earlier in his professional career, Brian worked in corporate sales and sales management for Steelcase, Inc.

Brian holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.