Partner Advisory Board (PAB)

The primary role of the Partner Advisory Board (PAB) is to represent the partner community by providing advice to the Partner Network administration regarding its direction and activities. The board has been founded because we recognize that partners make a significant contribution to fulfilling the CMMI Institute’s mission. The board provides support by collaborating with institute staff to address issues, recommend activities, and produce deliverables. Service on the board is voluntary and the members are not compensated. The PAB represents all partners around the world, from small, sole proprietorships to large multinational organizations, and partners who use our products and services for internal process improvement consulting as well as those who use them for external consulting with clients.

2016-2017 Partner Advisory Board

Kathy Smith, Chair
Capgemini America

Colin Benton
People, Process & Performance, Ltd.

Antonio Braga
Crest Consulting 

Jeff Dalton

Jean-Yves Guilbaud
Inspearit Group

Peter Leeson

Patrick O’Toole
Process Assessment Consulting and Training

Viviana Rubinstein

Henry Schneider
Process and Product Quality Consulting, LLC

Non-voting members
Deen Blash – CMMI Institute, Partner and Client Services Manager
Katie Tarara – CMMI Institute, Partner Relationship Manager
Dan Torrens – CMMI Institute, COO

Contact Us

The PAB is interested in any question, suggestion, concern, or issue that you may have. Please feel free to complete the Partner Advisory Board Reporting Form and submit it to All information will be handled anonymously unless otherwise directed.

Advisory Board Resources

  • Partner Advisory Board Governance Policy
  • Partner Resource Center (for current partners)
  • CMMI High-Maturity Case Studies