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Steve Berez

Advisory Partner,


Firm veteran and prolific author with multifaceted Agile, technology and strategic digital expertise

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  • Founder and former leader of our Enterprise Technology practice
  • Author of Doing Agile Right
  • Three decades of firm experience

Steve Berez is a founder of Bain’s Enterprise Technology practice and has served as its Americas head. He is also a senior member of Bain’s Agile Innovation and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices.

Steve has been with Bain for a total of nearly 35 years. Over the past decade, he has helped dozens of firms across industries and around the world improve the speed, agility and effectiveness of their technology-based innovation.

Steve has driven agile and digital transformations for industry leaders in health, P&C, and life insurance; healthcare delivery; pharmaceuticals; retail banking; consumer and industrial products; retail; transportation; and technology. He also has deep experience in strategy and operating model redesign for technology, data and analytics, especially in the context of digital innovation and AI; software engineering and product management; architecture transformation and complexity reduction, including cloud adoption and core systems modernization; and digital growth strategy, including business model reinvention.

Steve is the co-author of Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos (Harvard Business Review Press; May 2020).

His recent articles include “The Agile C-Suite” (Harvard Business Review), “Agile Is Not Enough” (Sloan Management Review), “It’s Time to Rethink the IT Talent Model” (Sloan Management Review), “How Agile Is Powering Healthcare Innovation” (In Vivo), “How to Plan and Budget for Agile at Scale” (Bain.com), and “Four Myths of Digital Transformation: What Only 8% of Companies Know” (Bain.com).

Steve received an MBA degree from Stanford University, where he was named a Miller Scholar. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received the Compton Prize, MIT’s highest award. He has received agile certifications in Scrum and SAFe.

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