Dr. Steve Mayner is an executive coach and Lean-Agile evangelist with a passion for cultivating transformational leaders and high performing teams. His 30-year career in business includes roles as Vice President in multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as Chief Technology Officer for a Heath IT startup company. Steve is a thought leader and change agent for Lean-Agile and DevOps adoption within the world’s largest organizations as well as the U.S. federal government. He was responsible for the first official use of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) in a government program, which led to the successful turnaround of a large, mission-critical Department of Homeland Security mainframe modernization initiative. In his current role as a SAFe® Fellow for Scaled Agile, Inc., Steve is using his experience as an innovator, strategist, public speaker, teacher, trusted advisor, and transformational leader to help enterprises in the Global 1000 implement Lean-Agile and DevOps at scale.
Steve holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree in Strategy and Innovation, as well as Masters’ degrees in Business Administration and Divinity, and a Bachelor’s in Education. He has been a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1999, and an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) since 2012. He also holds a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) credential from Scrum Alliance. Steve retired in 2003 as a commissioned officer in the reserve component of the US Air Force with just under 21 years of service. He is married with five children and three grandsons. He lives in Southern Maryland, and is an avid golfer, runner, cyclist, and backpacker.