The International Certification Board consists of board members from all over the world. We are expert researchers, educators, and consultants in the fields of procurement, risk management, and project management. Since 1992, PBSRG experts have researched, tested, and refined best value and leadership-based concepts which led to the creation of “The Best Value Approach” (BVA) business model by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi. It has proven to lower costs by up to 30%, minimize transactions up to 30%, and improve overall performance in projects throughout the world. We are the worldwide leaders in the development of optimizing the supply chain, utilizing performance measurements, identifying expertise and solving industry issues. Partnered with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), we aim to improve the delivery, execution, and management of projects in industries worldwide. Please contact josephkashiwagi@ksm-inc.com for any questions or inquiries.

Moham Algahtany

Faculty member at Northern Border University in the College of Engineering for construction.

Yasir Alhammadi

Faculty member in the College of Engineering at Prince Sattam bin Adul Aziz University.

Windy Aphayrath

Assistant director for the State of Utah’s Purchasing Department. Leading a BVA purchasing team.

Erik Brown

Managing, consulting and sourcing at Green Planet 21 using BVA in recycling services.

Karen Ciocchi

Proposal Manager at Alaska Communications. Educates clients on BVA with her team.


Pascal Evertz

Owner of Buyers United, a network of procurement specialists and licensee of the BVA in Europe.

Jake Gunnoe

Co-founder of Leadership Society of Arizona (LSA) a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Steve Hagar

Procurement & facilities administrator for Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency with experience in BVA.

Wayne Hampton

Regional V.P. of Sales at Insulated Roofing Contractors. Alpha Certified Contractor.

Donna Hoskins

Procurement specialist at Kamehameha Schools. Working with a BVA purchasing team in Hawaii.

Kelly Ibara

Senior procurement manager at Kamehameha Schools. Leading a BVA purchasing team in Hawaii.

Dean Kashiwagi

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, Fulbright Scholar is the Director of Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc.

Isaac Kashiwagi

Isaac has taken upon the mission to spread the Best Value Approach all over the world.

Jacob Kashiwagi

Chairman of the Board for Leadership Society of Arizona. Jacob is invested in helping you grow.

Joseph Kashiwagi

Project manager and coordinator for Performance Based Studies Research Group.

David Krassa

Journal coordinator for the CIB Working Commission W117: Performance Measurement.

Nguyen Le

Project Manager for Performance Based Studies Research Group and ASU Researcher.

Jolanda Lempers

Helping vendors succeed in BVA & create winning teams at bestvalueverkoop.nl.

Stephanie Lindner

Contracting Officer for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Erik Mars

Owner of Mars Inkoopadvies, a consultant company. Erik is a Best Value Expert in Europe.

Alfredo Rivera

Project manager and coordinator for Performance Based Studies Research Group.

Nikishka Stewart

Senior Opportunity Manager at Alaska Communications. Leading a BVA educational program.

Matt Thornley

Area Vice President at Staples working on BVA projects in the Western USA Area.

Emeritus Members of the International Board

David Cotts

Past IFMA President (1987), Author of the FM Handbook (1992) and BV Practitioner.

Bill Badger

Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University with a 26-year career with the U.S. Army COE.

Gordon Matsuoka

Retired Public Works Administator of the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).

Charlie Serikawa

Retired Best Value Practitioner from the University of Hawaii Facilities.

Steve Miwa

Retired Staff Services Branch Chief at the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).

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The Best Value Approach is applied and recognized in various industries and thousands of clients. Listed below are only a few of our clients who use the Best Value Approach identifying and utilizing expertise. Contact us today if you interested in learning more about our unique model to become more successful in business and life.

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