Our Story

SearchStax was started to meet a genuine need - enable individuals and companies to focus on what's core to their business - delivering value to their customers by building better customer experiences and not spend time on infrastructure, operations and tooling.

Cloud and SaaS now represent the fundamental building blocks behind every company's success. Companies increasingly move their existing applications and services to an “as-a-service” model and focus their resources on hyper-targeted areas where they know they can derive maximum value.

We’re only starting to explore search beyond the obvious applications. With advances in cloud-based technologies and analytics and the flood of data it creates, it allows the company to move beyond its infrastructure roots and to develop sophisticated tools designed to empower its customers to build ever more accurate and personalized search experiences.

Our customers are central to our continued success. Companies of all sizes across the globe are partnering with us to deliver better search experiences. Our customers help us understand what matters and provide insights that will help us drive even more value for them in the future.

Our Culture is Key to Our Success

We have six guiding principles we follow to develop our brand, our products and our people. Maintaining this culture is what differentiates us from our competition.




Embrace &
Drive Change


Innovation & Continual

Meet the Leadership Team that Drives Our Growth

What it’s Like to Work at SearchStax

We are a bunch of hard-working professionals who also enjoy having fun. We collaborate online but also arrange to meet in person periodically. We have team lunches, attend online, and in-person learning events and we have been known to organize pretty good social mixers such as holiday parties and Quarterly Offsite Planning exercises.

What it’s Like to Work at SearchStax

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Sameer Maggon | Founder & CEO

Sameer brings more than 15 years of experience in building software platforms, teams, and products at the intersection of information retrieval, open-source and scalable systems. His entire career is dedicated to bringing new products to market that revolves around search. An early adopter of cloud technologies, Sameer is passionate about closely working with customers and utilizing technology to solve high-value problems. Sameer earned his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Mark Smialowicz | COO and CFO

Mark is a proven technology leader who specializes in helping venture and private equity-backed technology companies fulfill their strategic vision. With an emphasis on enterprise software and behavioral analytics, Mark has developed a systematic approach for maximizing enterprise value which has been proven by successful exits and company journeys.

Nadjya Ghausi

Nadjya has been leading marketing teams for over 20+ years for B2B and B2C2B companies and is experienced in creating market momentum while focusing on strategy, growth, product marketing, marketing operations and branding. She values an authentic brand voice rooted in customer value and inspiration, creative approaches for growth, and building high performance teams. Nadjya earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BSIE from the University of Michigan.

Dipsy Kapoor | VP, Engineering

Dipsy brings over a decade of large scale search, data alignment, integration, and machine learning experience in building cloud-based software applications. Prior to joining SearchStax, Dipsy worked with both federal and commercial organizations delivering high-value results using big data and machine learning technologies in cloud environments. Dipsy earned her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.


David is an experienced product leader with a proven track record for creating and developing effective and dynamic teams. Using agile methodologies and hands-on leadership, he has led multiple teams that have been able to meet company goals while generating highly competitive and profitable products. David has a BA from the University of San Diego, and an MBA and MS in Media Management from Syracuse University.


James brings over 22 years of experience in building and scaling customer success and account management teams, specializing in analytics, strategy, and SAAS software adoption. James has extensive experience in partner programs and managing teams across multiple verticals with specialization in Enterprise, Commercial, and SMB motions. James has devoted his career to ensuring customer advocacy, success and measurable and compelling ROI.

PETE NAVARRA | VP Product adoption

Pete has been advocating for DXP Platforms and leading development and support processes in large and small consulting firms for the past 16 years. Combined with his experience in engaging with the Sitecore community as a 5-time Sitecore Technology MVP, Pete brings the experience and knowledge needed to lead the DXP Solutions team responsible for advocacy and enablement, as well as pre- and post- sales support.


Suchada is an experienced business partner and people operations leader. She brings over 15 years of experience building and scaling people infrastructure, programs and technology at high-growth start-up, pre-IPO and public SaaS companies. Suchada has a B.A. in Organizational Psychology and MBA from Chapman University.


Russ is a General Partner at Guidepost Growth Equity and led the 2023 investment in SearchStax. He has over 20 years of growth equity experience and leads Guidepost's investing effort in the infrastructure software and tech-enabled services sectors. Russ has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Princeton University.

Bradley Allen

Brad Allen is a technology executive, serial entrepreneur, and artificial intelligence expert with forty years of experience bringing innovative software solutions to market. Brad was founder and CTO at three enterprise software startups in the Los Angeles area and achieved two successful exits. He began his career as one of the very first knowledge engineers of the expert systems era.

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