Our Team

Strategic Value Solutions, Inc. team offers the most complete value improvement and facilitation services in the consulting industry. Our ability to define, plan, and execute on value initiatives for organizations is based in our team’s experience and our vast network of industry relationships and expertise.

SVS Team Leaders & Project Managers

PE, LEED AP, VMA

Principal and President

PE, CVS-Life, FSAVE

Principal and Executive Vice President

PE, CVS

Vice President of Operations

PE, CVS, PMP, RMP

Senior Project Manager & Team Leader

CVS, LEED GA

Project Manager & Team Leader

PE, CVS

Project Manager & Team Leader

CVS, PMP, RMP, CCM

Project Manager & Team Leader

EIT, VMA

Assistant Project Manager / Team Leader

VMA

Assistant Project Manager / Team Leader

PE, PLS, CVS-Life

Team Leader

CVS, CPE

Cost Estimator & Team Leader

SVS Support Staff

Korene Robinson

PE, LEED AP, VMA
Principal and President

Korene is a Principal and President of Strategic Value Solutions, Inc., as well as a Senior Project Manager. Her experience in managing large government contracts, combined with her value training and experience, makes her an invaluable asset for managing the fast-paced and complex requirements of the value industry. In addition to her day-to-day activities, she often serves as an Assistant Team Leader and team member bringing her construction and cost estimating experience to the benefit of the project. Her “boots on the ground” construction experience, as well as her competency in pricing and scheduling of construction activities, makes her an excellent resource. Korene also serves as the Quality Control Manager for SVS.
Korene has a B.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

John Robinson

PE, CVS-Life, FSAVE
Principal and Executive Vice President

John is a Principal and Executive Vice President of Strategic Value Solutions, Inc., John serves the firm as an Executive Vice President, as well as a Senior Project Manager. John’s experience includes planning, design, value engineering, and construction of public and private capital projects across the continent. Over 30 years of his career has been spent participating in and leading value engineering studies, with over 500 VE studies to his credit. He is a registered professional engineer and a Certified Value Specialist (CVS, the highest level of certification in value engineering). John’s value engineering study experience includes projects with water and wastewater, flood control, transportation, hazardous materials facilities and remediation, military projects, and buildings. The projects and programs that John has conducted VE studies on have ranged from a few hundred thousand dollars in capital costs to as high as $50 billion. John is past President of SAVE International® and Chairman of the SAVE International® Certification Board.

John has a B.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Ryan Robinson

PE, CVS
Vice President of Operations

Ryan serves as the Vice President of Operations, as well as a Project Manager and Team Leader for SVS. Ryan has served as a project manager, CVS team leader, and co-facilitator on numerous value workshops. His project experience includes federal projects, water, heavy civil, transportation, healthcare, energy, and administrative buildings. These workshops have been conducted at all stages of project development from design charrettes to constructability reviews. This broad experience has proven advantageous in workshops and yielded exceptional results for the studies he has led and managed. He has been responsible for managing and coordinating with teams of subject matter experts, pre-paring subconsultant agreements, coordinating workshop logistics, managing the documentation of findings during workshops, and developing the VE study reports. Ryan’s high degree of professionalism and his commitment to adding value to projects under study has earned him the respect of his clients. An advocate for value engineering, Ryan is a certified instructor for our value engineering courses and serves on the ASTM subcommittee E06.81. Ryan currently serves as the Chapter President for the MO-KAN-DO chapter of SAVE International®.

Ryan has a B.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Missouri.

Kyle Schafersman

PE, CVS, PMP, RMP
Senior Project Manager & Team Leader

As a Professional Engineer, Certified Value Specialist, Project Management Professional, and Risk Management Professional, Kyle brings a wealth of diverse expertise and knowledge to his role as a Project Manager and Risk/Value Team Leader. He has facilitated over 300 VE, risk, constructability, and planning studies relating to all aspects of design and construction including campuses, compounds, buildings, transportation, transit, military, power generation, healthcare, education, water/wastewater, marine and coastal, flood control, environmental, and disaster recovery orientated projects. He was honored by SAVE International in 2008 as the recipient of the Rising Star Award. Kyle has been trained in advanced facilitation techniques and team leader strategies. His client portfolio includes USACE, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of State, GSA, universities, departments of transportation, public/private utilities, and public works departments. Kyle was the local Chapter President for the value engineering professional society, SAVE International® for 5 years and now serves as the Chapter Vice President. He also serves on the Certified Value Specialist (CVS) Applicant Review Committee for the SAVE International® Certification Board.

Kyle has a B.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas.

Jared Robinson

CVS, LEED GA
Project Manager & Team Leader

Jared is a Project Manager and Value Team Leader with SVS. Prior to joining SVS, Jared worked as a meteorologist for several news stations across the country. Since joining the company in January 2018, he has participated in over 60 value studies at nearly every stage of development from early planning to late-stage design. His diverse project experience includes a secure training facility, judicial center, coastal resiliency plan, and personnel staging facilities, as well as military maintenance and housing facilities. He has also participated in large capital construction projects including municipal water pipelines, large tunneling projects for water and mass transit, and flood risk reduction. The scale of these projects has ranged from a few million dollars to over a billion dollars in project cost. Jared also has experience using the value methodology tools in organizational changes. Jared’s ability to quickly assess project drivers and to discern the true functional requirements, coupled with his natural leadership abilities, drive his teams to deliver results that exceed clients’ expectations.

Jared has a B.S., Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences degree from the University of Missouri.

Tyler Clark

PE, CVS
Project Manager & Team Leader

Tyler serves as a Project Manager and Team Leader for SVS. Since joining SVS in May 2018, Tyler has participated on over 50 value engineering studies with diverse industry exposure ranging from military, wastewater, civil works, environmental rehabilitation, healthcare, and transportation projects. Over the course of these studies, he has applied the Value Methodology at a variety of project design levels from conceptual design to constructability reviews at 100% design. Tyler has extensive career experience in coordinating and managing complex projects with multidisciplinary teams and demanding federal stakeholders. As a Professional Engineer, Tyler works closely with clients and subject matter experts to provide exceptional technical expertise and value that is tailored to address project objectives and pain points.

Tyler has a B.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Cordell Kirk

CVS, PMP, RMP, CCM
Project Manager & Team Leader

Cordell joined SVS in May 2019 as a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing all aspects of value engineering, constructability, and risk workshops. As a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Continuity Manager (CCM), Cordell has a proven track record and over 30 years’ experience leading high visibility, large scale, time sensitive projects. He has given back to the project management community by sharing his expertise as a conference speaker and writing articles for various trade journals. In addition to his PM acumen, Cordell has extensive private sector business operations experience having worked as a risk manager, senior business analyst, and purchasing manager. Cordell’s client focus, attention to detail, and passion for seeing projects through to completion are assets to the SVS team. Cordell is also a Risk Management Professional (RMP) and has led and contributed to several Risk workshops since receiving his certification in October 2020.  Cordell earned his CVS certification in August 2021.

Cordell has a B.A., Psychology and a B.A., Business Administration from Southwest Baptist University.

Megan Holland

VMA
Project Manager

Megan joined SVS in 2010 and has a breadth of expertise in all our customer facing engagements.  Megan is a Project Manager for SVS and leads SVS in responding to client inquiries, RFQs and RFPs.  She engages Clients directly in the preparation of Proposals, Fee Schedules, long-term Client Contracts and assists other SVS Project Managers in the recruiting, qualifying and selection of industry Subject-Matter-Experts.  Megan has intimate knowledge of the scope of SVS’ capabilities and Client projects and is invaluable in ensuring that the right team members are selected and SVS projects are set up for success to provide maximum value to our Clients.

Megan has a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas.

Michael Meyer

EIT, VMA
Assistant Project Manager / Team Leader

Michael is an Assistant Project Manager / Team Leader with SVS.  Since being employed by SVS in 2020, Michael has participated on more than 25 workshops as both a Team Member and Co-Facilitator.  These workshops include Value Engineering, Risk Analysis, design charettes, and Constructability Reviews.  His experience includes renovation and construction of military facilities, large civil works projects, water/wastewater facilities, and transportation projects.  Each project varying in size and complexity ranging in scale from a few million dollars to over a billion dollars in project cost.  As an Intern Engineer, Michael works closely with clients and subject matter experts to provide exceptional technical expertise and value that is tailored to address project objectives and pain points.  Outside of work, Michael is a member of the Kansas City Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB).  Utilizing his passion for Value Engineering, Michael works to incorporate value methodologies into each project he is involved in with EWB.

Michael has a B.S., Chemical Engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Tyler Nichol

VMA
Assistant Project Manager / Team Leader

Tyler is an Assistant Project Manager / Team Leader with SVS. Since joining SVS in June 2021, he has participated in value studies at various stages of development ranging from early conceptual planning to late-stage design reviews. His diverse project experience includes military facilities, water pipelines, civil works, and ecosystem restoration.

 

Tyler’s background as an educator gives him a unique mindset, with a focus on engagement and collaboration, that helps drive his teams to achieve exceptional results.

 Tyler has a B.S., Biology degree from Avila University and an M.A. Education from the University of Missouri.

Robert Prager

PE, CVS
Team Leader

Robert is a professional water resources engineer specializing in geotechnical engineering and serves as a Team Leader with over 45 years of experience in value engineering, planning, design, construction, and management. His experience as a value specialist covers a wide variety of projects including coastal storm risk management, environmental restoration, river restoration and management, dam safety and rehabilitation, levees, dredging and beneficial use of dredge waste, conservation site design, flood reduction, pipelines, tunnels, pump stations, water supply,  highways, airports, railroads and railheads, company organization, and processes.

Robert is the Vice President of the Florida chapter of SAVE International®, a member of ASCE and Engineers Without Borders (EWB), where he also serves as an International Community Program (ICP) Reviewer.

Bob Rude

PE, PLS, CVS-Life
Team Leader

Bob’s professional career includes over 40 years of experience in the planning, design, value engineering, and construction of public and private capital projects across the continent. For the past 30 years, he has been devoted to participating in and leading value engineering studies. His experience includes over 500 value studies on a wide range of project types including roads, bridges, water and wastewater facilities, transit facilities, airports, drainage facilities, and buildings. His varied VE experience also includes more unusual projects such as the lead-based paint removal program for several bridges in the City of New York and his pioneering work in the application of VE at the earliest stages of conceptual planning of capital projects. Bob has conducted VE studies on projects and programs ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars in capital costs to as high as $8 billion. Bob is a registered civil engineer, retired professional land surveyor, and a CVS.

Donald Daigle

CVS, CPE
Cost Estimator & Team Leader

Donald Daigle brings an invaluable perspective from his 38 years of Construction Management and Contractor experience. Mr. Daigle has worked as an estimator, project/construction manager and was the owner/operator for his own firm, where he led the successful construction of various public and private projects, ranging from public safety centers to higher education facilities.

His experience with cost estimating, value engineering, life cycle cost analysis, design, master planning, scheduling, negotiation and administration of contracts makes him a valued team player. His proficiency, professionalism, and team player mentality is reflected in the high quality of the workmanship he puts into every project.  His tenure as a cost engineer and project manager adds a valuable perspective to constructing or renovating a facility in today’s dynamic market.