Matt Homann Founder & CEO

Matt has suffered from "Idea Surplus Disorder" as long as he can remember. He has a natural knack for helping really smart people think, meet and learn together better.

An accomplished keynote speaker and creative facilitator, Matt has worked with legal, accounting, financial services and healthcare professionals around the world, as well as with executives from companies like McDonald's, HP, IBM, British Petroleum, Nokia, DuPont and the US Military.

A "recovering" lawyer (please don't hold that against him), Matt lives in St. Louis with his wife, Jessica and daughter, Grace.

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Bijal Desai-Ramirez Co-Founder & COO

Bijal has worked with organizations old and new, large and small, and across sectors for 15+ years. Over time, she has honed an interdisciplinary perspective and an integrated approach to solving big tangly problems in healthcare, consumer packaged goods, education and youth development, diversity and inclusion, and consulting.

Above all, Bijal infinitely cares about people.  She demonstrates this in the way she knows best:  by building stuff – foundations, systems, processes, relationships – to make impact for the betterment of society, communities, workplaces, and life.

Bijal serves on several boards, including the Saint Louis Public Schools Foundation Board and the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Women’s Leadership Society Cabinet.  

Bijal lives in St. Louis’ University City with her spouse, David, their daughter, Sahana, and a second child and pet dog they have yet to adopt. (They’re there in spirit!)

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Todd Bauman Lead Artist & Visual Recorder

Todd Bauman is Filament's Lead Artist, where he helps teams visualize complex information while drawing pictures of hard to understand things. 

Todd has spent his career helping large agencies and companies like Lucasilm, Anheuser-Busch and Purina capture their ideas in a shareable, visual way.

While always an artist, Todd Began his career in "business" as a teenager working the caricature booth at six flags over mid America.

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