Brian Little

Brian Little

Head of Human Resources
Zurich North America

Skills and experience

Brian Little is Head of Human Resources for Zurich North America. He is a member of Zurich’s North America senior leadership team and the HR Executive Team for Zurich Insurance Group. He is responsible for envisioning and driving Zurich’s Human Resources strategy in the United States and Canada to help achieve the goals of our business through our people. He was named to this position in 2014.

Prior to joining Zurich in 2009, Little was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources at HSBC Bank, one of the largest international banks in the world. He previously worked for Ameritech as Director of Leadership Development and as Manager of Organizational Learning. He also has experience as an external human resource consultant working with dozens of companies on performance improvement, team building, and executive coaching both domestic and abroad.

External appointments

Little has a passion for working with a number of non-profit organizations, including Marklund, which serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special health care needs. He also leads a number of employee service and giving efforts on behalf of Zurich North America, including the American Heart Association Heart Walk, Covers of Comfort, Junior Achievement, Hustle Chicago, and the Chicago Corporate Challenge. He was recognized for leadership with a prestigious Men of Excellence Award for 2011 and the National Eagle Leadership Institute Award in 2012.

Educational background

Little holds a Master of Science degree from Illinois State University in organization communication and development and completed the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.