LEHI, UT—Emmersion Learning announced the return of Brigham Tomco as chief executive officer. In this position, Brigham will direct the company in growth, management development, strategy, and fundraising.
Brigham earned his associate’s degree in management from Ricks College, bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University, and JD/MBA from the Marriott School of Business. He has since played a founding role in over 10 companies in various industries including online education, offshore staffing and recruitment, market research, digital media, consumer electronics, and real estate. He later returned to his alma mater as an adjunct professor of Financing New Ventures at the Marriott School of Business.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Brigham return as CEO,” said Dr. Jacob Burdis, CPO and co-founder. “[He] has both the entrepreneurial experience and the leadership ability to take Emmersion Learning to the next level.”
Prior to returning to Emmersion full-time, Brigham was the company’s chairman from 2017 to 2019 and founding CEO from 2015 to 2017. In addition to this new role as CEO, he also serves as chairman for Zylun Global, a private equity-backed investment holding company he founded, and sits on the boards of multiple universities, state agencies, and private companies. Brigham is married with five wonderful children.
“Brigham’s extensive experience in the startup community as both an investor and entrepreneur has lead Emmersion to excellent opportunities so far,” said Joe Tomco, COO and co-founder. “While we have appreciated his influence as chairman over the last couple years, we are thrilled for his return as a full-time executive to help further guide our company strategy.”
“I am extremely passionate about language learning and the solutions Emmersion Learning offers this industry,” said Brigham. “Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning has provided adaptive, automated, and diagnostic assessments that help companies more quickly hire better qualified employees and educational institutions guide language learners more efficiently. I believe that gaining language proficiency provides the greatest opportunities for education and better employment.”
About Emmersion Learning
Founded in 2015, Emmersion Learning is a rapidly growing EdTech company located on the Silicon Slopes of Lehi, Utah. With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy by leveraging powerful data captured through an adaptive and automated assessment system. This goal is founded on the belief that language learning is most effective when it is personalized and customized to the learner on an individual level. Learn more at www.emmersion.ai.
The TrueNorth English Speaking Assessment was developed to modernize English language testing with patented artificial intelligence and machine learning. This technology allows for immediate results and scoring as opposed to all other language assessments that take 24 to 48 hours to grade. TrueNorth provides a convenient and immediate English testing solution that has been validated and calibrated to global testing standards and is also available in several other languages.
Some of the largest international companies rely on TrueNorth testing every day. With this technology, BPOs and international companies utilize real-time data and reporting to assist in attracting and hiring the best talent. Additionally, more than 650 universities, colleges, and training institutions around the globe use the TrueNorth platform for course placement and progress tracking. TrueNorth is delivered online with only the need for headphones and microphones.