Brian Sweat is the President and CEO of Alterity, Inc. Brian began his journey into becoming an inventory expert when he accepted a job as a support specialist at Alterity in 2001. Brian worked in several positions across different teams for years, honing his business management and inventory expertise before his tenure as CEO and President began. Brian graduated in 2002 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.S. in Information Systems.
Brian considers himself both a big-picture and detail-oriented person, which is a perfect combination for a leader of a thriving small business. Brian takes pride in the amazing Alterity team which is comprised of smart, funny, diverse, and unique individuals, their accomplishments as a team, and the wonderful company culture that has developed over the years. What Brian most values about his experience at Alterity is looking back at the products Alterity’s built and knowing how each and everyone has been influenced by brilliant colleagues, customers, and partners over the years. What always brightens Brian’s workday is explaining concepts and design decisions to new hires. Witnessing that “ah-ha” moment as people learn is unbeatable.
When Brian was little, he always knew he wanted to play with computers when he grew up, but had no idea it could be a job until after high school. As an adult, Brian is confident he’d be terrible at data entry. If Brian could spend an evening in conversation with a deceased person, he would choose the mathematician Ada Lovelace. Brian is sure Ada would get a kick out of how much progress society’s made with (computing) machines.
In 5 years from now, Brian hopes his life will be quite similar to what it today. Brian expects the Alterity team will continue to grow as will our products and services in the ongoing effort to better the lives of our customers and their businesses. What fascinates Brian most about technology is simple — everything!
Role at Alterity:
President & CEO
University of Texas at Arlington
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