Leadership > Brian Sweeney
President and Chief Financial Officer
Cablevision Systems Corporation
As president and chief financial officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, Brian Sweeney works closely with the Company's chief executive officer, James L. Dolan, on the long-term strategic direction and the overall management of the Company. Mr. Sweeney also collaborates with the executive leadership team on the day-to-day oversight of Cablevision's operations. Additionally, Mr. Sweeney is responsible for the Company's financial and accounting matters as well as its investor relations, treasury, business development activities, and other corporate finance functions. He also oversees Cablevision's Lightpath business as well as the Company's local media properties, including Newsday Media Group and News 12 Networks.
Mr. Sweeney has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Cablevision more than two decades ago. Prior to his appointment as president in 2014 and CFO in 2015, Mr. Sweeney served as senior executive vice president, strategy and chief of staff to the CEO, overseeing corporate strategy and the Company's growth initiatives as well as the long-term planning process. Working closely with the CEO, Mr. Sweeney drove operational efficiency and strategic alignment across all areas of the Company.
Prior to that, Mr. Sweeney served as senior vice president, e-media, where he helped to develop and execute the Company's technology and engineering objectives. He also provided development and operational support for Cablevision's interactive and mobile applications, its broadband video delivery systems, and the consumer-oriented websites.
A long-time Cablevision executive, Mr. Sweeney began his career in 1993 at Cablevision's programming division Rainbow Media (now AMC Networks) as vice president of information systems. While in this role, he was responsible for all application development and information systems support for the Rainbow-managed cable networks.
Mr. Sweeney received his MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Sweeney serves as a member of Cablevision's board of directors, and is on the board of directors at AMC Networks and The Madison Square Garden Company. Furthermore, he is also on the boards of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), CableLabs and C-SPAN.