Matthew Homann

Founder & CEO

Contact:  Matt@TheFilament.com

Connect:  LinkedIn

Tweet:  @MattHomann

Matt has suffered from "Idea Surplus Disorder" as long as he can remember.  He has a natural knack for creating methods that help 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. 

Matt is most comfortable when he's coaxing large groups of people to do uncomfortable things -- whether using improv to get them to better understand customer challenges, drawing so they see the big picture, or even dancing the tango so they can learn what meaningful collaboration feels like.  He's designed meetings and conferences for Microsoft, Wells Fargo, the National Creativity Network and Creative Alberta.

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

Contact:  Bijal@TheFilament.com

Connect:  LinkedIn

Tweet:  @BijalMDR

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.  Cross-hatch sales, marketing, research and analysis, strategy, organizational development, facilitation, and general management with work in healthcare, consumer packaged goods, education and youth development, diversity and inclusion, and consulting, and you’ll get a glimpse of her unique approach.

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.  She chairs the board of the Urban Sprouts Child Development Center.

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!)