Propel Leadership Team

Propel has developed the first and only integrated PLM, QMS and PIM solutions built on the Salesforce platform — the world’s most secure, trusted and flexible cloud platform. Our SaaS software helps everyone collaborate better on all the product information needed for market success, and only takes a few weeks to get up and running.

Ray Hein


Founder & CEO

Ray is a SaaS veteran with 20+ years of PLM, development and product launch experience in both hardware and enterprise software organizations. Ray has held multiple executive positions at companies such as Agile Software, Apttus, Vendavo and Centric Software.

Fun Fact: Ray volunteers about two weeks a year with organizations like the American Diabetes Association, Family Giving Tree and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Brian Sohmers


Founder & Chief Product Officer

Brian brings over a decade of experience with PLM, supply chain and SaaS companies. Before Propel, Brian was General Manager and EVP of Products at Equilar, and has held multiple leadership roles at Oracle and E2Open.

Fun Fact: Brian enjoys diving with great white sharks.

Ron Hess


Founder & CTO

Ron has deep experience as a technical and innovation thought leader, including 10+ years of experience as a Salesforce architect, evangelist and program manager. Prior to Propel, Ron was the principal architect at Kenandy, building the next generation of ERP on the Salesforce platform.

Fun Fact: Ron is a licensed private pilot glider.

Miguel Tam

Miguel Tam

VP of Marketing

Miguel has successfully launched new products at companies like Apttus, Oracle, CA/Niku and i2. He brings over two decades of experience as a marketing executive in product marketing, corporate marketing and sales enablement.

Fun Fact: If you unscramble Miguel’s full name, it's "I'm gruesome talent."

Jeff Staley

Jeff Staley

VP of Global Sales

Jeff is a senior sales executive with extensive leadership experience in enterprise software sales, alliances and business development. Jeff has worked with Fortune 1000 accounts during his tenure at Apttus, Salesforce, SAP, Oracle and Siebel Systems.

Fun Fact: Jeff served as a US Air Force Captain.