What is ProfVal?

ProfVal is a purpose-driven and ethically-grounded small business.  We provide high quality evaluations for employment-based immigration visa petitions. Much as we are committed to professionally and ethically serving our clients, we are committed to making a difference in our communities through giving to charities that support education, inclusion, and support social welfare.  You can learn more about our social commitments at profval.org.

We offer the following services:


Our story

We founded ProfVal because you matter

In addition to helping companies succeed through their hiring of capable employees, we are motivated by the human stories behind each evaluation we produce; there are dreams, aspirations, and, in many cases, meaningful professional and personal relationships shared between a job candidate and a sponsoring employer. These stories have a particularly deep meaning for one of our founders.

Before she was my wife, Diana was in the US on an employment-based work visa. Whether through her employer or our marriage, we found the visa process to be difficult and stressful.  A denial would have upended her career and the shared life we had created together.  I learned as much about the visa process as possible and, over time, realized that I could help talented people and companies who face some of the stresses we faced. In each client we work with, I empathize with their story... parts of it are like ours was” ~ Zach

We founded ProfVal, LLC because foreign workers are talented and ambitious people who offer valuable capabilities that benefit the companies, nonprofits, and governmental entities within the United States for whom they work. Did you know that US visa programs are designed to make US companies more competitive? By helping talented foreign workers to come here, US companies are less apt to offshore their operations, they are more able to compete, and are more able to compete in the competitive global market.

Motivated by the belief that our services help to improve the competitiveness of US companies and the lives of workers, evaluators within our community have completed high quality successful evaluations for Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses. Using our secure proprietary technologies, we provide our clients with a personalized but efficient process that ensures that we offer the best evaluations within the industry.


Zachary Johnson, Ph.D., Founder

With over a decade of experience across three separate AACSB-accredited business schools, Zach is an expert in understanding procedures, curriculum, equivalencies, and requirements within the academic environment. In addition to completing successful expert evaluations, he regularly consults with employers to understand their needs within an educational and employment context.  He has completed evaluations for dozens of organizations including: members of the Fortune 500, nonprofit enterprises, start-ups, and small businesses.


He has contributed to business knowledge, both as an expert in news outlets such as Innovate LI and Newsday and through publications in some of the world’s leading business publications including: Journal of Consumer Psychology, Marketing Education Review, Journal of Brand Management, Corporate Reputation Review, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics.

Advisers & Equity Members


M. Zane Johnson

S. Diana Sen

Alexandra VanDerlyke

Simon Rycraft

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