Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

Primer aims to democratize personalized education globally, ensuring everyone has an empowering advocate to nurture their growth and purpose throughout their life.

Primer aims to democratize personalized education globally, ensuring everyone has an empowering advocate to nurture their growth and purpose throughout their life.

Primer aims to democratize personalized education globally, ensuring everyone has an empowering advocate to nurture their growth and purpose throughout their life.

Primer aims to democratize personalized education globally, ensuring everyone has an empowering advocate to nurture their growth and purpose throughout their life.

Primer aims to democratize personalized education globally, ensuring everyone has an empowering advocate to nurture their growth and purpose throughout their life.

A Personal Growth System

Primer's innovative platform transforms personal learning, empowering learners of all ages, from Pre-K to Grey. Our cutting-edge AI-driven system tailors educational experiences, guiding students on their unique paths. With personalized recommendations and adaptive tools, Primer shapes the future of learning, fostering growth and skill development. Trusted by educators and learners alike, Primer delivers impactful solutions to support lifelong success and help individuals reach their full potential.

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Mark Naufel, CEO and Founder

Mark Naufel is an innovator, Professor of Practice, and tech entrepreneur. Mark formerly founded and led Luminosity, Arizona State University’s ‘Skunkworks’ innovation lab. His teams have won several prestigious global innovation challenges, including the XPRIZE in 2020.

Will Aja, Chief Operating Officer

Will Aja is a strategic leader focused on structuring sustainable business operations. His expertise in private equity and venture capital fuels growth through innovation and process optimization. Will empowers teams and streamlines business strategies to maximize efficiency and potential.

Connor Nail, Chief Technology Officer

Connor combines Mechanical Engineering and Robotics expertise with innovative tech leadership. He drives solutions in asset management and robotics while empowering teams through strategic guidance, fostering growth, and driving technological advancements.

Alex Slaughter, Chief Security Officer

Alex Slaughter is a seasoned tech executive in the EdTech space. Having co-founded and served as CTO for a LMS called NoteBowl, which was later acquired by the ActiveClass. Alex has deep domain knowledge and expertise in facilitating a secure offerings into both Universities and K-12.

Ira Gluck, Chief Strategy & Sales Officer

A seasoned executive known for leading high-performing teams, Ira excels in product management, business development, and strategic planning. He specializes in driving growth, leveraging technology, and fostering innovation.

Our Advisory Board

  • Michael Moe

    Founder & CEO of Global Silicon Valley

  • Eric Ries

    Entrepreneur and Author of The Lean Startup

  • Julie Young

    Founder Florida Virtual Schools & ASU Prep Digital

  • Anthony Soohoo

    Venture Partner at AI Fund and AZ-VC

  • Andrew Ko

    Founder of Kovexa Former Managing Director of Global Education at AWS

  • Michael Moe

    Founder & CEO of Global Silicon Valley

  • Eric Ries

    Entrepreneur and Author of The Lean Startup

  • Julie Young

    Founder Florida Virtual Schools & ASU Prep Digital

  • Anthony Soohoo

    Venture Partner at AI Fund and AZ-VC

  • Andrew Ko

    Founder of Kovexa Former Managing Director of Global Education at AWS

  • Alan Arkatov

    Director, Learning Transformation Studios Founder, USC Rossier School

  • Kristina Ishmael

    Former Deputy Director, U.S Department of Education - Office of EdTech

  • Sean Sheppard

    Managing Partner @ U+ Serial Entrepreneur, VC, & Global Innovation Leader

  • Craig Heldman

    25+ Years in EdTech Leadership Former CEO - Hobsons

  • Richard Katzman

    Experienced CEO & Board Member. Investor in Early Stage Companies

  • Alan Arkatov

    Director, Learning Transformation Studios Founder, USC Rossier School

  • Kristina Ishmael

    Former Deputy Director, U.S Department of Education - Office of EdTech

  • Sean Sheppard

    Managing Partner @ U+ Serial Entrepreneur, VC, & Global Innovation Leader

  • Craig Heldman

    25+ Years in EdTech Leadership Former CEO - Hobsons

  • Richard Katzman

    Experienced CEO & Board Member. Investor in Early Stage Companies

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