Global Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Project & Programme Management

Best Value Approach Research


Dr. Dean Kashiwagi is an adjunct professor for the DBA Program in Project and Program Management. He has created a research group of five DBA students conducting the latest research in project management using the Best Value Approach. This cutting-edge research is being done in a variety of different industries and companies in changing the way professionals manage projects. Dr. Kashiwagi is looking for visionary students, professionals, and academics who are interested in joining this research group.

Programme outline


The SKEMA Global DBA is a doctoral degree with a digital business and innovation management focus aimed at developing the research capabilities of senior managers and executives to solve complex organisational challenges and thereby contribute to a tangible business benefit. Graduates of the SKEMA Global DBA programme become competent applied researchers that can change business practices for a better society.


In modern times, the ability to identify and respond to global challenges and future technology trends quickly and efficiently is just one of the capabilities that organisations need to master. The Global DBA at SKEMA Business School draws on a strong tradition of innovation, growth and excellence in the competitive world of business research and education.  Our Global DBA challenges senior managers and executives to leverage business insights derived from company data and scientific information, converting them into applied research artifacts that will contribute to the future success of their organisation.


The Global DBA is aimed at the best talent in an organisation who aspire to become the senior executives of tomorrow giving them doctoral research-based capabilities that can deliver real business value. 
A distinguishing feature of our DBA is the strong focus on solving real-world business problems and identifying new opportunities for innovation, especially in the evolving context of digital business and artificial intelligence (AI). 


The programme is taught in English by international faculty. 


Aims and objectives


The aim of the programme is to increase the talent quotient of its graduates by giving them doctoral-level research competencies to address global business challenges, making them more attractive and valuable to an existing or future employer as well as opening doors for a complementary secondary career in higher education as a visiting professor


The DBA programme is designed to:


  • Provide doctoral-level research skills for senior managers and executives.
  • Develop capabilities to identify timely business opportunities from applied research.
  • Enhance the professional and scientific networks of our students.
  • Develop competencies to share new knowledge effectively and transform existing business practices.



The founder of the Best Value Approach [BVA] Prof. Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, has worked tirelessly with BV experts to ensure that they provide the best possible education and expertise to owners and vendors utilizing the approach and processes. There is a large difference between these A+ Certified Experts and all other best value practitioners.  These experts also have full access to Dr. Dean to assist in resolving problems when doing projects.  Dr. Dean highly recommends the use of all A+ certified experts. Listed alphabetically below are the A+ certified individuals.


Contact us and we provide you recent performance metrics of the listed A+ certified experts (or any individual), to ensure their documentation satisfies the level of expertise required by you.

First NameInfixFamily NameOrganizationCertification Date
AlfredoRiveraLeadership Society of Arizona2021
CharlesZulanasLoveland Logistics 2021
DavidKrassaMWH Contractors2021
DelbertFeenstraKnutson Construction2021
ErikMarsMars Inkoopadvies2021
FrankSpaaijBest Value People 2021
HansvanZandvoortProvincie Noord-Brabant2021
IsaacKashiwagiKSM Inc.2021
JacobCharriesState of Oklahoma2021
JakeGunnoeLeadership Society of Arizona2021
JeffCooperChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints2021
JolandaLempersBest Value Verkoop2021
JosephKashiwagiKSM Inc.2021
NguyenLeMWH Contractors2021
OlgaWilhelmsenBest Value Experts Scandinavia2021
PascalEvertzBuyers United2021


First NameInfixFamily NameOrganization
Danielle WoutersDanielle Wouters Aanbestedingsadviseur
DonnaHoskinsKamehameha Schools
Marleenvan derZielOnlanders
SteveHagarOklahoma Housing Finance Agency

B+ certified individuals

Full NameCountryCertificationDateCertification Group
Alexis VigilUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Alicia DillonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Allard DolronNetherlandsB+11/10/2019Best Value United
Andrea LedgerUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Andrew HenkemeyerUnited StatesB+12/30/2020PBSRG
Ari SoilammiNorwayB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Arne SchwartzNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Astrid BosmanNetherlandsB+11/10/2019Best Value United
Barbara SoltUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Bart PluimersNetherlandsB+11/10/2019Best Value United
Bas van HarselaarNetherlandsB+10/5/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Belinda A MorrowUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Ben GoudyUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Ben Hooge VenterinkNetherlandsB+10/5/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Ben KosseNetherlandsB+9/9/2021Mars Inkoopadvies
Bianca StuutNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Bill SiomosCanadaB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Borys LegoszPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Brandon TownUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Brenda McClartyUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Brock EricksonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Bryn PotterUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Carol Williams-DowningUnited StatesB+8/6/2020PBSRG
Carolyn WilkesUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Carrie AndersonUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Chenoa AvensUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Cheryl EmersonUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Christie RoachUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Christina JohnsonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Christine MinorUnited StatesB+7/9/2021PBSRG
Cole NelsonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Cole SniderUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Cory PetersonUnited StatesB+12/30/2020PBSRG
Dan KrugerUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Dana ChouUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Danuta MisiornaPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Darlene SaltzmanUnited StatesB+8/6/2020PBSRG
Dave FinlinsonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Deepa SheehanUnited StatesB+3/20/2021PBSRG
Derek HansenUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Dick FloreyUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Dimitrios LoukasUnited Arab Emirates (the)B+1/30/2021PBSRG
Don BielinskiUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Donn RichardsonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Dylan McDonahUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
E. VanderheydenBelgiumB+6/1/2020Best Value United
Emily van der LindenNetherlandsB+9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Erik HaysUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Ethan LochnerUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Frank HoltmaatNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Frank van der BurgNetherlandsB+9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Gabriel LigeskaPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Greet DroogmansNetherlandsB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Hans van ZandvoortNetherlandsB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Heather OsborneUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Henk VrielingNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Ike McWatersUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jack ColemanUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jackson HarareUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jacob ShortUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Jake KingUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
James ButlerUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jared StafkeyUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jason LawsonUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Jean Pierre van der WeerdNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Jeb StuartUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jeff EvensonUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Jeffrey MichelsUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Jennifer HankinsUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Jennifer McCaullaUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jennifer WalfordUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Jenny DohertyUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jeremy BantleyUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Jeremy BarrickUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Jessica HowlettUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Jessica PavelkaUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Jibriil YusufUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
John PristashUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
John PristashUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jon WhickerUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Jordan BarnesUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Jordan TeuscherUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Josh CooperUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Josh HagenUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Joshua CarrUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Julius WestendorpNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Kaitlyn DunnUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Kanjana FosterUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Karl EichingerUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Katey CampbellUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Keane McWatersUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Kerk JohnsonUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Kerry JohnsonUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Kimberly WilsonUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Kris AndersonUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Kristen WallaceUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Kyle HugoUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Kyle ShoopUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Kyle WalkerUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Laura BybeeUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Leah BarbosaUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Leen BoltjesNetherlandsB+9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Lisa SmithUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Lisette BerkienNetherlandsB+11/10/2019Best Value United
Lukasz WasiewiczPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Maaike BlaasNetherlandsB+9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Marc BrownUnited StatesB+8/6/2020PBSRG
Marcel DijkstraNetherlandsB+9/9/2021Mars Inkoopadvies
Mark CusterUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Mark DouglassUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Mark HirschiUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Mark RylesUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Marlene CooperUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Matthew JohnsonUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Matthew LafonUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Matthew ThornleyUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Melissa GroomUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Michael BondsUnited StatesB+7/9/2021PBSRG
Michael JohnsonUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Michal GielzynskiPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Michelle DavisUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Mitchell AbadUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Moez GharbiQatarB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Nick JewellUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Nikki SmithUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Olga WilhelmsenNorwayB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Patrick HoeflakenNetherlandsB+9/9/2021Mars Inkoopadvies
Paul HendriksNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Paul NelsonUnited StatesB+12/30/2020PBSRG
Paula BranamUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Pawel BorowskiPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Paweł ZejerPolandB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Phyllis GadberryUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Pieter-Jan KasteleinNetherlandsB+9/9/2021Mars Inkoopadvies
Pieter-Jan KasteleinNetherlandsB+9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Piotr AnteckiPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Przemyslaw PanekPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Rene BergerNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Rhonda CuzzortUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Rhonda PowellUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Rob SaleminkNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Robbie SchultzUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Robert DallingaNetherlandsB+9/9/2021Mars Inkoopadvies
Ron WarrenUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Ronno BroekhofNetherlandsB+11/10/2019Best Value United
Ross DapperUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Ross MickelsonUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Samuel KesslerUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Sean TolbertUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Shane ButlerUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Shawn HollandUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Sheri DiehmUnited StatesB+8/6/2020PBSRG
Sonja van der PoelNetherlandsB+9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Stacy WeltyUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Stephanie BeshearsUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Stephanie BeshearsUnited StatesB+8/6/2020PBSRG
Stephanie LindnerUnited StatesB+7/9/2021PBSRG
Stephanie SmithUnited StatesB+10/15/2021PBSRG
Steve KeeneUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Stijn TimmenNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Susan GeyerUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Szymon GrabowskiPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Tanju AksuNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Tanner SorensenUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Teresa HarveyUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Teresa TerryUnited StatesB+7/21/2021PBSRG
Thelma FreemanUnited StatesB+11/3/2021PBSRG
Tim KuechleUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Timothy JungersUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Tom LeimerUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Tomasz TengliPolandB+5/26/2021PBSRG
Tony HightUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Tyler LenznerUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Tyler MelleckerUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Tyler PasseyUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Valerie ScottUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Victor LeamerUnited StatesB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Victor RakowGermanyB+1/30/2021PBSRG
Wendy BlankertNetherlandsB+1/30/2021PBSRG
William BurtUnited StatesB+2/1/2020PBSRG
Yassir Omar NejjarNetherlandsB+11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies

B Certified Individuals

Full NameCountryCertificationDateCertification Group
Brad SmithUnited StatesB11/3/2021PBSRG
Crystal WilliamsUnited StatesB11/3/2021PBSRG
Jeannette BellewUnited StatesB11/3/2021PBSRG
Shelly JordanUnited StatesB11/3/2021PBSRG
Stella PauleyUnited StatesB11/3/2021PBSRG
Stephanie RichardsonUnited StatesB11/3/2021PBSRG
Josh ThygesenUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Queenie TranUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Brad PotterUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Jason TentisUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Jeff HolzUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Phil SchrackUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Casey SwansonUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Brent KathUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Rabiu Haruna AfricaB10/15/2021PBSRG
Brandon TownUnited StatesB10/15/2021PBSRG
Peter van GinkelNetherlandsB9/9/2021Mars Inkoopadvies
Mr. Andrew RossNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Jan RuitenbergNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Jorrit ThieleNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Misiu SmitsNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Kees van DuijnNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mrs. Christine SiedenburgNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Edwin RogierNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Frank JutteNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Jeffrey van der TolNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Johan BlokzijlNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mr. Jac van HeiningenNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Mrs. Karyn van der HaarNetherlandsB7/21/2021Best Value United
Byron KnoxUnited StatesB7/21/2021PBSRG
Mark SleutjensNetherlandsB6/3/2021Best Value United
Sabesan van VijfeijkenNetherlandsB6/3/2021Best Value United
Peter HendriksNetherlandsB6/3/2021Best Value United
Meinie StaatsNetherlandsB6/3/2021Best Value United
Amy SuterNetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Annemieke Oostveen NetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Bob Zonnenberg NetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Celine den Brave NetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Eline Kevenaar NetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Lieke Hekers NetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Ronald de WaalNetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Wouter HuismanNetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Aljo SolleNetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Mellissa van der WeiNetherlandsB3/22/2021Best Value United
Odd TillerliNorwayB1/30/2021PBSRG
David RodebaughUnited StatesB1/30/2021PBSRG
Jeff PalmUnited StatesB1/30/2021PBSRG
Joseph FaraniUnited StatesB1/30/2021PBSRG
Kingsley OkenyiUnited StatesB1/30/2021PBSRG
Chris LarsonUnited StatesB12/30/2020PBSRG
Mark WipfUnited StatesB12/30/2020PBSRG
Michael KirschUnited StatesB12/30/2020PBSRG
Ryan MilesUnited StatesB12/30/2020PBSRG
Shane SteinmetzUnited StatesB12/30/2020PBSRG
Frank OstermeierNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Joachim StöhrNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Joris DriesNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Joyce DrooghmansNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Katrien EggermontNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Luk Van RoyNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Marcel GriepNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Marleen DenooNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Paul KegelsNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Roel MichielsenNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Vanessa Van ZeebroeckNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Wim SchellekensNetherlandsB11/25/2020Best Value United
Mr F. CreemerNetherlandsB11/18/2020Best Value United
Mr R. BeusinkNetherlandsB11/18/2020Best Value United
Mr. F. van SchaikNetherlandsB11/18/2020Best Value United
Mr. J. VethNetherlandsB11/18/2020Best Value United
Mr. V. van der HeemNetherlandsB11/18/2020Best Value United
Mr. A. PotsNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mr. A. van VelzenNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mr. E. de HaesNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mr. J. BloemhofNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mrs. M. KramerNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mrs. M. MatadinNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mrs. R. AlberdaNetherlandsB11/3/2020Best Value United
Mr. E. GijsselNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mr. H. van RavenhorstNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mr. P. MeerwijkNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mr. R. BouwmanNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mr. T. RuttenbergNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mr. T. van de ZuidwindNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mr. T. van EijckNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Mrs. L. BekhuisNetherlandsB10/7/2020Best Value United
Harrie BoertienNetherlandsB9/25/2020Mars Inkoopadvies
Hein Veldman  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Klara Abbes  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Marcel Eversdijk  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Marieke Lucassen  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Michel Jonker  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Rick Ruimveld  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Rita LanzingNetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Sydneij van den Berg  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Vincent Kok  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Wilma van der Hulst  NetherlandsB6/1/2020Best Value United
Len GamblaSaudi ArabiaB2/1/2020KSM Inc.
Jim HulmeUnited StatesB2/1/2020KSM Inc.
Lisa StockUnited StatesB2/1/2020PBSRG
Mark RoelofsmaNetherlandsB11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Pim JonkerNetherlandsB11/15/2019Mars Inkoopadvies
Erik NijhofNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Frank van DijkNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Freddy NieuwenhuizeNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Gerard EickmansNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Jeroen JansenNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Linda RebelNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Michel VonkNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Peter OudshoornNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United
Remco GulickxNetherlandsB11/10/2019Best Value United

Licensing of the BVA and Recognized Partnered Groups

Intellectual Property and Licensed Material

The Best Value Approach inclusive of the Information Measurement Theory, Performance Information Procurement System, Weekly Risk Report and Director’s Report was created by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi and his research group Performance Based studies Research Group (PBSRG). Through an agreement with Skysong Innovations, a unit of the Arizona State University knowledge Enterprise, the BVA has become licensed technology.

Approved and Partnered Certification Groups

As the BVA technology spreads and licensees grow, Dr. Dean has observed that there are many differing approaches and hybrid approaches which are labeled “Best Value”. Based on this need, Dr. Dean and PBSRG have created their own certification program to ensure proper implementation education and use of the Best Value Approach (see certification program: at There are multiple different groups which run certification programs in the Best Value Approach. The only certification groups which are affiliated and partnered with Dr. Dean Kashiwagi and PBSRG include:


1. Mars Inkoopadvies (

2. Best Value United (

3. Knutson Construction (

4. Best Value Experts Scandinavia AS (


A list of certified individuals (inclusive of A+, A, B+ and B certifications) which are recognized in the certification program created by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi and PBSRG can be found at

Licensed Entities

There are multiple other active groups in Europe who are not affiliated or partnered with Dr. Dean and PBSRG but have since licensed the Best Value Approach technology to educate, train and utilize on projects. The license groups within Europe that are not affiliated or partnered with Dr. Dean include:


1. Heijmans Infrastructuur

2. Scenter

3. Nederlandse Vereniging voor Inkoopmanagement (NEVI)


5. Best Value Europe

6. Best Value Experts Academy

7. Deloitte Legal



*The licenses held by the above entities cannot be sub-licensed for any reason. Sub-licensing should be reported to ASU as grounds for immediate license termination.

Entities which are not licensed in the BVA technology through Skysong Innovations

Out of respect and fairness to those who have purchased the BVA licensed technology, Dr. Dean Kashiwagi and PBSRG would like to be clear on the entities which are not licensed through Skysong Innovations at Arizona State University. These entities include:


1. Best Value Group Netherlands

2. InkoopTarget

3. RIF Norway

4. Van Hes Project Management

International Best Value Approach Board Members

M. Algahtany

Faculty at Northern Border University.

Yasir Alhammadi

Faculty at Prince Sattam bin Adul Aziz University.

Saud Almutairi

Faculty at Qassim University

Windy Aphayrath

Assistant director for State of UT Purchasing.

Erik Brown

Area Manager at Green Planet 21.

Jacob Charries

Procurement officer at the State of OK OMES.

Allen Cook

IT Procurement Manager at State of Oklahoma.

Jeffrey Evenson

Superintendent at Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

Pascal Evertz

Owner of Buyers United.

Dhaval Gajjar

Assistant Professor at Clemson University.

Jake Gunnoe

Co-founder of Leadership Society of Arizona (LSA).

Steve Hagar

Procurement administrator for Oklahoma HFA.

Wayne Hampton

Regional V.P. of Sales at Insulated Roofing Contractors.

Teresa Harvey

Owner at Divina Management.

Kelly Ibara

Senior procurement manager at Kamehameha Schools.

Donna Hoskins

Procurement specialist at Kamehameha Schools.

Dean Kashiwagi

Director of PBSRG and Creator of BVA.

Isaac Kashiwagi

Project Manager for PBSRG.

Jacob Kashiwagi

Chairman of the Board for Leadership Society of Arizona.

Joe Kashiwagi

Project manager and coordinator for PBSRG.

Tom Leimer

Vice President/ General Manager of Knutson Construction.

Nguyen Le

Project Engineer for MWH Contractors.

David Krassa

Project Engineer for the MWH Contractors.

Jolanda Lempers

Owner of Best Value Verkoop, vendor training.

S. Lindner

Contracting Officer for FEMA.


Neha Malhotra

Project Manager at CBRE @ Google.

Erik Mars

Owner of Mars Inkoopadvies, a consultant company.

Steven Mayle

President at Custom Seal.

Larry Pauling

Director of Facilities at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Alfredo Rivera

Project manager at Leadership Society of Arizona.

Sylvia Romero

Marketing & Program Manager.

Eduardo Rubio

Maintenance Planning Leader at the HEINEKEN Company.

Mark Ryles

Facility Consultant at OVEC.

Matt Thornley

Area Vice President at Staples.

Pawel Zejer

Director at INAB.

Emeritus Members of the International Board

Bill Badger

Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University.

David Cotts

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

Denise DiGruccio

Retired Corporate Accounts Manager at Neogard.

Ray Jensen

Retired Associate Vice President at Arizona State University.

Gordon Matsuoka

Retired Director of the State of Hawaii Dept. of Accounting.

Steve Miwa

Retired Special Assistant at the State of Hawaii Dept. of Accounting.

Jim Pederson

Retired Procurement Agent at the Church of Jesus Christ.

Mike Perkins

Retired Purchasing Manager at the State of Minnesota

John Riley

Retired Chief Procurement Officer at Arizona State University

Charlie Serikawa

Retired Practitioner from the University of Hawaii.

Thomas Shultz

Retired Director of Facilities at Intermediate District 287, Minnesota.

Mike Valerio

Retired Chief Engineer of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Trainings & Courses

Education is the core of PBSRG’s function and is the key to utilizing the business concepts and models that we provide. If you’re new to what we do. Our training sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. If you are interested in receiving in-person training for our Best Value Model, please contact us.

We also have an online course for professionals who are not able to come to our events or do an in-person training!

  • The A+ BVA is the highest comprehension level of certification a BV expert can achieve. The A+ certification signifies an individual is capable of educating other professionals in the Best Value process and concepts....

  • The A certification is the 2nd highest comprehension level of certification a BV expert can achieve....

  • The B certifications are the introductory level certifications a professional can achieve. It signifies a person has a basic understanding of the Best Value Approach...

List of 2021 Virtual Presentations



  • International Research in Construction and Building Innovation (CIB)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP)
  • Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)]
  • American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)
  • Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)


2021 Virtual Presentations:

  • Jan. 15-19: Annual CIB International BVA Training/Certification
  • Jan. 28: IFMA Delaware Chapter
  • Feb. 9: ISM Tennessee Nashville Chapter
  • Feb. 10: PMI Alaska Chapter
  • Feb. 18: IFMA Orange County California Chapter
  • Feb. 25: IFMA Chesapeake Maryland Chapter
  • Mar. 11: PMI Dayton Ohio Chapter
  • Mar. 16: PMI Central Mississippi Chapter
  • Mar. 18: ISM Alabama Chapter
  • Mar. 18: NIGP Utah Chapter
  • Mar. 22: CIB Early Career Researchers
  • Mar. 25: PMI Central Florida Chapter
  • Mar. 27 PMI Monterey Bay Chapter
  • Apr. 7: Brigham Young University Idaho Training
  • May 14: NIGP Saratosa Florida Chapter
  • May 17: Instytut Analiz Budowlanych Training/Certification (Poland)
  • May 19: PMI Oklahoma City Chapter
  • June 3: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
  • June 18: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)
  • July 2: Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • July 14: BOMA Orlando Chapter
  • July 20: State of Oklahoma – Office of Management and Enterprise Services
  • Aug. 10: ASCM Brandwine Chapter
  • Aug. 11:PMI Illinois Chapter
  • Aug. 13: PMI Tulsa Chapter
  • Aug. 18: EDEN Conference – SKEMA Business School (France)
  • Aug. 26: ASHE Missouri Chapter
  • Aug. 27: ASHE Nebraska Chapter
  • Sep. 7: Mars Inkoopadvies (Belgium)
  • Sep. 9: IFMA Alberta Chapter (Canada)
  • Sep. 21: NIGP Arizona Chapter
  • Sep. 23: ISM Philadelphia Chapter
  • Oct. 11: City of Roseville
  • Oct. 14: NIGP Arizona Chapter – Winter Conference
  • Oct. 22: PMI Tulsa Chapter Conference
  • Oct. 26: IFMA World Work Place Conference
  • Nov. 3: State of Oklahoma – Department of Transportation

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2016 Saint Louis School Academic Innovation Award

Saint Louis School (SLS) awards the 2016 Education Innovation Award to Professor Dean Kashiwagi (Class of 70′), the Performance Based Studies Research Group, KSM, and the Leadership Society of Arizona (LSA) for their donation of the “Leadership and Deductive Logic” course to SLS and continual support of the NCAA approved course. PBSRG has donated over $65,000 of intellectual property license rights, support services, electronic textbooks, course materials, and in-person teaching for the “Leadership and Deductive Logic” Class [2015-2016].

2012 IFMA Fellowship – Dr. Dean Kashiwagi

Established to recognize members dedicated to IFMA and the facility management profession, the IFMA Fellowship Program creates an elite core of respected leaders who act as advisers to and ambassadors of the association. Being named an IFMA Fellow is the highest honor the association can bestow on a member. In 2012, Dr. Dean Kashiwagi became one of only 90 professionals that have received the distinction thus far. Kashiwagi was recognized for his “inspiring, engaging and tireless” FM education and research, which has spanned over two decades.

2012 Dutch Sourcing Awards – Best Overall Procurement Effort & Operational Excellence – Rijkswaterstaat

The Dutch Sourcing Awards are presented annually to the purchasing teams that have demonstrated the most impressive purchasing performance in the Netherlands over the past year. In 2012, Rijkswaterstaat won the award for Best Overall Procurement Effort as well as the Operational Excellence category. Under great political and social pressure, the organization has implemented Best Value Procurement on a billion dollar road network project. This sparked the growth of Best Value Procurement in the Netherlands.

2011 IFMA MSP Chapter Facility Practitioner of the Year

In January 2012, The Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of IFMA presented its 2011 Facility Practitioner of the Year award to Tom Shultz, Director of Facilities for Intermediate District 287, for his use of the Best Value Model. Using Best Value, he was able to transform the way his organization selected and managed the construction of their new facility in New Hope. Rather than using the traditional price‐based procurement processes, his team used best‐value processes to select the highest performing contractors who had an affinity to identify and minimize risk.

2011 George Cronin Silver Award for Procurement Excellence – State of Idaho

The 2011 George Cronin Silver Award was presented to the State of Idaho for its Best Value Model. Idaho teamed with the Performance Based Research Studies Group in an effort to improve the success rate and decrease the risks associated with service contracts. Since implementation, the state has applied these Best Value practices to a variety of programs internally, has promoted their plan to at least two other states and has assisted Arizona State in transforming what started as a construction-focused process to a mainstream public procurement sector solution.

2008 CIB Research Innovation of the Year – University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota (Capital Planning and Project Management Group) was awarded the 2008 Research Innovation of the Year Award by the CIB for their use of Best Value Model in the delivery and management of construction and design services. Visit this link for detailed information about this award.

2008 Fulbright Scholarship Award – Dr. Dean Kashiwagi

The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the world. The program operates in 144 countries and awards only 7,000 grants annually. In 2008, Dr. Dean T. Kashiwagi was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at University of Botswana (Africa).

2007 COAA Gold Award – City of Peoria

The Construction Owners Association of America has an annual Project Leadership Award that recognizes excellence in project management & promotes leadership, professionalism & excellence of owners & developers involved in the construction process. In 2007, the City of Peoria received the COAA’s highest award (Gold Award) for the success of the Rio Vista Recreational Center. This project was procured using the Best Value Model.

2005 H. Bruce Russell Global Innovators Award – Harvard University

The CoreNet H. Bruce Russell Global Innovator’s Awards program showcases solutions, best practices & innovations in corporate real estate and workplace management. In 2005, Harvard University received CoreNet’s highest award for innovation for transforming their organization using the Best Value Model.

2001 Pono Technology Award – State of Hawaii

The Pono Technology Award is presented to organizations in Hawaii that have excelled at successfully implementing information technologies for the betterment of the enterprise. In 2001, the State of Hawaii was recognized for its innovation in improving productivity and performance using the Best Value Model.


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