Marina Kernes has over twenty five years of IT Management experience, twelfth of them as an executive at Warner Brothers, Entertainment Partners, FOX and Paramount. Marina specializes in increasing value delivery, building IT efficiencies and aligning Business and IT around strategic goals.
In her last role as a VP, Portfolio Management and Agile Transformation at Paramount, Marina helped to align strategy and execution by spearheading the rollout of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), focus teams on the top priorities by instantiating Lean Portfolio Management practice, and raise organizational maturity by building Lean Agile Center of Excellence. Prior to that, Marina increased value delivery and minimized delays by helping to identify organizational Value Streams, rolling out PI Planning and creating cross-functional teams at Fox.
Marina has extensive experience in successfully delivering large enterprise initiatives across complex domains including ERP, Cyber Security and Data Analytics. Her secret sauce is balancing processes with organizational and team agility, Organizational Change Management, building successful cross-functional teams, and removing silos between the Business and IT.
Marina earned her BA in Political Science from University of California, San Diego and an MBA from University of Colorado, Denver. She is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Scrum Master, Product Owner and an Enterprise Agile coach.