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.
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.
We: Prioritize customer satisfaction and retention, aim to learn about our customers’ challenges and needs, constantly strive to eliminate risks, and map our work to the biggest customer problems.
We: Seek to understand the underlying reasons for change, welcome change that is good for the company, and take a proactive approach to tackle change head-first.
We: Focus on results not process, and have a bias for action vs. inaction.
We: Are involved with others to support them, not manage them, are self-confident, but remain calm and show kindness even in tough situations, assume responsibility by speaking up, and accept and are open to ambiguity.
We: Strive to take the initiative in finding and implementing solutions, are accountable and responsible for the quality and timeliness of outcomes, think long-term, and act like an owner.
We: Learn new skills to help ourselves and company become better, challenge current ways of doing things and propose better solutions, keep ourselves nimble by simplifying things, and constantly pioneer new solutions.
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.
Join the SearchStax Team
At SearchStax, we believe that good search changes everything. We are the leading provider of search solutions in several segments and growing rapidly. We are always looking for the best people to join our team to build and manage our technology, help our customers select and implement the right solution, and work with our partners to deliver the best solutions that integrate our products. We offer a dynamic and fast-moving environment for motivated self-starters that is filled with opportunities to hone and grow your skills.
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 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.
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.
Mike brings over 20 years of sales and business development experience in building valuable customer and partner relationships for early-stage software companies including search, analytics, and cloud infrastructure start-ups. Mike specializes in commercializing emerging technology while delivering measurable business value to customers in financial services, publishing, technology, telecommunications, and government markets.
Kelli has been building and leading customer success organizations in SaaS organizations for the last 16 years. She and her teams drive outcomes in the form of adoption, retention, revenue growth, and customer satisfaction. Kelli has a BA from the University of Iowa and a JD from Cornell Law School.
Maggie is a people operations and business leader experienced in all aspects of people, talent and culture, especially with remote teams. She has worked for a number of high-growth startups in the technology, healthcare and SaaS space. Maggie is passionate about building relationships and driving world-class people solutions that support a high-performance work culture. Maggie has a BBA in Business and Management from Southeast Missouri State University and a Strategic Human Resources Leadership Certificate from Cornell University ILR School.
Mamie is passionate about building and scaling global partnership programs into highly leveraged channels for mutual revenue growth. She has extensive experience with SaaS companies with an emphasis on helping early-stage software companies scale. She earned her M.A. in International Affairs at Georgetown University and her B.A. in IT at Catholic University of America.
Grant is a CTO, independent consultant and advisor. He is the former CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation and the co-founder and ex-CTO of Lucidworks, co-author of Taming Text, co-founder of Apache Mahout and a long-standing committer on the Apache Lucene and Solr open source projects. Grant’s experience includes managing a large team of engineers, researchers and data scientists at a top ten website as well as engineering a variety of search, question answering and natural language processing applications for a variety of domains and languages. He earned his B.S. from Amherst College in Math and Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University.
Michael is an enterprise sales and marketing software executive with over 25 years of experience in the supply chain industry, spend management, ERP, web search, and eBilling markets. He has helped multiple companies develop and execute market leadership positioning that has led to top-line revenue growth.
Brad is a serial entrepreneur who has built and led teams in the design, development, launch, and operation of innovative Web businesses, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and linked data technologies. Currently, Brad is Chief Architect at Elsevier, the world's leading provider of analytical solutions for science and health.