Innovators across the globe trust SearchStax to deliver better search

SearchStax is on a mission to empower teams across the globe to deliver better search applications and experiences faster and with more confidence.

SearchStax Managed Solr is a fully-managed SaaS solution that automates, manages, maintains and scales Solr search infrastructure in public or private clouds. Our fully-managed search service allows your developers and DevOps teams to spend more time focused on building a better search experience for your customers and less time on managing and supporting search infrastructure.

SearchStax SearchStudio is a game changer that makes it quicker, easier and less expensive for companies to deliver relevant and personalized site search experiences on the websites. We empower marketers to measure, manage and optimize their customers’ search experience -- and remove most bottlenecks with IT.

Our team is passionate about enabling companies to move faster and do more with less. We’re headquartered in California with a distributed team located across the United States and around the world.

Meet Our Leadership Team

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, CFO & Advisor

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 - SearchStax VP of Customer Success

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.

Maggie Schrock- VP People at SearchStax

Maggie Schrock

VP, People

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 Cruse - Senior Director Global Partnerships at SearchStax

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 - SearchStax Board of Advisors

Grant Ingersoll


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


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


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.

Why SearchStax?

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. Major players like Ticketmaster, Toyota, Samsung, and others are investing in SearchStax daily to help serve better search experiences. These partnerships help us understand what matters and gives us insights into how we can build even more value for them in the future.

Let’s talk about how SearchStax can help you