Erin McSweeney

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer


With over 30 years of experience as an HR professional, McSweeney is an experienced strategic change agent with a track record of elevating organizations and cultures. 

Before joining Optum, she was executive vice president, global human resources for IT leader EMC Corporation (now Dell EMC), with responsibility for executive, leadership and employee development; compensation and benefits; staffing; and a global network of HR professionals advising EMC’s business leaders. Prior to that, she led Human Resources for EMC’s product and marketing divisions, supporting nearly 15,000 employees worldwide. She also served as chief human resources officer at VCE — a joint venture of EMC, Cisco and VMWare, and now a full business unit within EMC.

McSweeney earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire, a master’s degree in business from Suffolk University and a Juris Doctor from New England Law School, where she was the1995 recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Employment Law and Practices.