Mariya Breyter
Full Name
Mariya Breyter
Job Title
Head of Product Management
Speaker Bio
Mariya Breyter brings over 20 years of leadership experience to the Agile and Lean community. Her passion for creating high-performance teams and delivering superior products to clients through efficient, lean processes has led to numerous successes in companies ranging from Big 4 consulting firms and Fortune 100 tech and financial services companies to educational and media businesses.

Mariya holds a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics and completed a Post-Doctorate at Stanford University. She has built her career on optimizing and improving software delivery, instilling Agile and Lean values company-wide, and maintaining a primary focus on the people within those processes. She is a frequent presenter at Agile conferences, from Agile Games in Boston to Lean IT in Paris, and is a popular blogger. Her book, Agile Product and Project Management, was included in the list of the 13 best business books of 2023, and her blog was selected for inclusion in the Best Agile Articles 2020 publication. Mariya runs a free agile coaching site,, where she provides on-demand coaching and shares her thoughts on organizational agility.

Mariya is passionate about Agile and Lean methodologies and uses personal Kanban at home with her family.