Posted February 4, 2022 appoints two executives, the AI-powered growth engine for distributors, announced the appointment of two executive positions.

Kevin Colón was hired as chief revenue officer and Emily Garza was named vice president of customer success.

Colón brings more than 25 years of sales leadership to Proton, most recently, serving as a member of the executive team at Salesloft, where he helped grow the SaaS company from $33 million to more than $100 million in two years, leading to a successful majority sale to Vista Equity Partners and a $2.3 billion valuation in 2021. Prior to that, he managed US enterprise revenue regions for Box, and led the strategy, go-to-market, and revenue teams at Striim, which achieved 10x sales growth during his tenure.

“Kevin’s proven success in driving revenue for hyper-growth SaaS companies made him a clear choice for our business,” said Benj Cohen, founder and CEO of Proton. “His experience and drive will help us realize Proton’s lofty growth expectations over the coming years.”

Emily Garza brings extensive experience in direct sales and sales enablement to Proton’s Customer Success organization, having worked for more than 12 years at AT&T and Fastly. In 2021, Garza was named a Top 100 Customer Success Strategist by SuccessCOACHING. Most recently, she was responsible for customer engagement and growth at Fastly, maintaining a 60+ Net Promoter Score while scaling the customer success organization from supporting $60M to $300M+ in annual recurring revenue.

“Emily brings a holistic view of the customer journey to our Customer Success organization,” said Cohen. “She’s an experienced leader who knows how to create and maintain a fanatical customer base.”

These two appointments come on the heels of Proton announcing in January of 2022 that it received a $20 million Series A round of funding led by Felicis Ventures. The company's customers include MSC Industrial Supply, R.S. Hughes, and Palmer-Donavin.