Dan Newman adopted these design and facilitation methods in the mid-1990s while working as a strategy consultant for Ernst & Young. He is based in Rome and London.
Alfredo Carlo, a highly-experienced graphic designer and founder of Housatonic, came on board in 2001 and is a recognized leader in the area of overlap between collaboration and visualization. He is based in Bologna.
Jodi Engelberg came to this work in the early 2000s through her experience as a health care administrator when the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health built a dedicated facilitation and design center in Nashville. Jodi lives in Miami.
After many years of working together informally, Dan, Alfredo, and Jodi came together to form Matter Solutions in late 2010.
Meanwhile, Hilde Rydning and Andor Gregorics launched Minds On in Oslo in 2003. Hilde learned these methods as a strategy and transformation consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Andor has been working with group dynamics and organizational development since the late 1980s. Both Hilde and Andor are Certified Professional Facilitators with the International Association of Facilitators.
After a decade of frequent, successful collaboration, Minds On and Matter decided to formally join forces in 2012.
Matter is part of the MGTaylor value web of professionals sharing methods and tools and a common ‘Pattern Language’. Although this network numbers over 200 people, a core group of 20, based in Europe and North America has been involved in our projects for many years. These colleagues bring an enormous range of skills and experiences as well as their sense of the possible and their appetite for fun.
Our core team includes:
SunShine Ben Belkacem
Catherine de Meulemeester