Deirdre O’Brien

Senior Vice President

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

As the leader of Apple’s retail store and online teams, Deirdre supports their work to create exceptional experiences for millions of Apple customers around the world. Deirdre and her team are laser-focused on the connection with Apple’s valued customers, and helping them discover products and services that can educate, inspire, and enrich their lives.

An Apple veteran of more than 30 years, Deirdre previously led the People team, in addition to Retail. Deirdre was also part of the team that launched Apple’s very first retail stores in 2001, and as a longtime leader on the Supply Chain team, she has played an integral role in every Apple product launch throughout her tenure. 

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