ABOUT SEARCHSTAX

WE MAKE IT EASY FOR EVERY INNOVATOR* TO DELIVER POWERFUL EXPERIENCES

*IF YOU ARE CREATING OR IMPROVING SOMETHING, YOU ARE AN INNOVATOR.

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.

Customer
Obsession

Results
Focused

Ownership

Embrace &
Drive Change

Lead
Humbly

Innovation & Continual
Improvement

Meet the Leadership Team that Drives Our Growth

Sameer Maggon

Founder & CEO

MARK SMIALOWICZ

COO & CFO

DIPSY KAPOOR

VP | Engineering

MIKE DILASCIO

VP | Business Development

KELLI CLARK

VP | Customer Success

MAMIE CRUSE

VP | Global Partnerships

GRANT INGERSOLL

Advisor

MICHAEL SCHMITT

Advisor

BRADLEY ALLEN

Advisor

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How Can We Help You?

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.

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.

Mike DiLascio | VP, Business Development

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 Clark | VP, Customer Success

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.

Mamie Cruse | Senior Director, Global Partnerships

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 Ingersoll | Advisor

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 Schmitt | Advisor

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.

Bradley Allen, PhD | Advisor

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.