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Mariya Breyter

Goldman Sachs
Enterprise Transformation Leader
United States
Mariya Breyter is an enterprise agile coach, and transformation and strategy leader with over twenty-year experience ranging from government jobs to versatile corporate experience in financial services, healthcare, media, and education. Mariya's professional passion is leading enterprise-level agile adoptions and culture changes by promoting alignment, collaboration, customer-centricity and driving business results. She is a passionate agilist and an active member of the New York City agile community. She is an Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching Agile Project Management class to graduate students. Mariya is also a contributor to a number of online resources on agile and enterprise-level delivery topics, including her own Agile site. Mariya shares her experience at multiple Agile and Lean conferences in the U.S. and worldwide. Mariya's session on Agile Leadership was highly rated at Agile Conference 2018 and Agile Camp 2018; she also served as a mentor at the Lean Startup Conference and as a coach at Agile Clinic at Big Apple Scrum Day. Mariya holds a combined BA /MA degree in Linguistics and Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Linguistics from Moscow State University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Her passion is building high-performance teams and organizations. At home, Mariya is using post-its to organize her family activities, and the kids use kanban boards to achieve complete alignment and full transparency.