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About Us

SearchStax is a leading provider of cloud based Search Infrastructure Management & Expert Solutions. Our platform, SearchStax® is a cloud orchestration platform empowering developers & DevOps to provision, manage, monitor, scale & control Apache Solr search engine in the public and private cloud.

SearchStax was started to meet a genuine need - enable companies to focus on what's core to their business - delivering value to their customers by building their applications and not spend time on infrastructure provisioning, management & scaling. We created SearchStax®, a cloud orchestration platform to serve that need in the open source search space.

Our team is passionate about enabling companies to move faster and do more with less, enjoy what they do and love working as part of a fast-moving, dynamic team. We’re committed to open source technology, utilizing it on a daily basis. We’re headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with our teams located across the United States and around the world.

Leadership Team

Sameer Maggon

Founder & CEO

Sameer brings 12+ 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 revolve 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 University of Southern California.

Dipsy Kapoor

Head of 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 University of Southern California.

Mike DiLascio

Head of Business Development

Mike DiLascio 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.


Bradly Alen

A serial entrepreneur who has successfully founded and sold a few search and machine learning companies during his career.

Currently, Brad is Chief Architect at Elsevier and an Advisor to the company.

Michael Schmitt

Enterprise Sales & Marketing Software Executive with over 25 years of experience in Supply Chain, Spend Management, ERP, Web Search and eBilling markets. Has helped multiple companies develop and execute market leadership positioning that has lead to top line revenue growth.