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.”
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