Brian Sweeney, CPA

Audit Partner, Client Manager, Manufacturing/ESOP Team Leader
Brian Sweeney is a partner, the employee ownership (ESOP) team leader, and also a client manager specializing in financial statement audits, business and systems consulting, and management and advisory services. He works with closely-held businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and wholesale distribution, with a specialty focus on employee-owned companies. As Redpath’s ESOP team leader, Brian focuses on client services, financial health, and cultural consulting to employee-owned companies. He works to protect S Corp ESOPs and stays up-to-date and knowledgeable on issues, changes, and legislation through involvement and committee leadership roles in the ESOP community. Brian was elected to and serves on the board of Directors for the National Center of Employee Ownership. He is an active member of the Finance Committee for the ESOP Association, the Government Relations Committee of the ESOP Association Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, and Employee-Owned S Corporations of America. Brian is a regular presenter on employee ownership topics at local, regional, and national events. He has provided public accounting services at Redpath and Company since 1998.

Professional Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
  • The ESOP Association, finance committee member
  • The ESOP Association Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter, government relations committee member
  • Employee S-Corporations of America, leadership council member


  • ESOP
  • Manufacturing


  • B.S. Accounting β€” University of Wisconsin – Superior


  • Audit & Assurance
  • Retirement/Employee Benefit Plan Audits

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