Deirdre O’Brien

Deirdre O’Brien, Senior Vice President,
Retail + People

Deirdre O’Brien is Apple’s vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Deirdre and her team are responsible for creating and maintaining Apple’s unique culture which enables employees to do the best work of their lives. Leading all HR functions including talent development and analytics, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support; Deirdre will also oversee Apple University.

Since joining Apple in 1988, Deirdre has played a key role in many of Apple’s product introductions. Most recently, she led the Worldwide Sales and Operations Support team responsible for demand forecasting, supply planning and delivery of Apple products to customers. Her team also supported many key sales initiatives, working closely with all of Apple’s sales channels, Apple stores and resellers.

Deirdre holds a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Michigan State University and an MBA from San Jose State University.