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Search Technologies Corp.
  • Kamran Khan
  • John Steinhauer
  • Dennis Tran
HeadquartersHerndon, VA, United States
Key people
  • Kamran Khan (CEO)
  • John Steinhauer (VP)
  • Dennis Tran (VP)
  • Paul Nelson (Chief Architect)

Search Technologies is a privately held IT services company whose main business involves search engines, big data, consulting and implementation services. The company specializes in a range of search engines including Microsoft SharePoint, the Google Search Appliance, Elasticsearch, Amazon Cloudsearch, Cloudera, and Apache Solr. Search Technologies provides a wide range of services from experts-for-hire to managed services. The company is headquartered in Washington DC's Dulles Technology Corridor and has offices in Costa Rica, California, Kentucky, the UK, Germany and the Czech Republic.

In August 2017, Search Technologies was acquired by Accenture.


Search Technologies was founded in 2005 by three former executives of search engine software companies, Kamran Khan (CEO), John Steinhauer (VP technology) and Dennis Tran (VP Sales), all of whom remain employees of the company.

In 2008, Search Technologies recruited Paul Nelson,[1] a pioneer in the search engine industry since 1989 and the original author of RetrievalWare. Paul Nelson is currently Chief Architect at Search Technologies, and a minority shareholder in the company.

In August 2017, Search Technologies was acquired by Accenture for an undisclosed amount.[2]

In February 2021, Accenture completed the integration of Search Technologies into Accenture Applied Intelligence. The original Search Technologies website ( was shut down and redirected to page on Some of the founding executives of Search Technologies have since started a new company, Pureinsights.


Search Technologies serves various markets including media & entertainment, publishers, government, and consumer products & services. Their customers include Booz Allen Hamilton, Library of Congress, Lenovo, U.S. Government Printing Office, and Unilever.[3]

The company has experienced steady, rapid growth since its founding which is attributed to their sole focus on implementing search solutions for clients.[4]

In December 2009, Search Technologies acquired InfoSolutions Inc.,[5] a Cincinnati-based company also focused on search engine solutions.

In January 2015, Search Technologies acquired a Prague-based provider of enterprise search solutions.

In August 2017, Accenture acquired Search Technologies for an undisclosed amount.


Search Technologies has been a Microsoft GOLD certified partner[6] since 2008, with specific competencies in Search and Digital Marketing. The company is also a certified Google Enterprise Partner,[7] a worldwide implementation partner of Elastic, and Cloudera, and has been listed in KMWorld's "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management" since 2007.[8] More recently, Search Technologies was honored as one of Virginia's Fastest Fifty companies, based on growth over the last three years.[9]

In 2011 Search Technologies was named to the Washington Business Journal's "List of Top 20 Small Technology Companies"[10]

Search Technologies was named Google Enterprise North American Innovation Partner of the Year in February 2013.[11]


  1. ^ "Paul Nelson". LinkedIn. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Accenture Acquires Search Technologies to Expand Its Content Analytics and Enterprise Search Capabilities | Accenture Newsroom".
  3. ^ "Representative Customers of Search Technologies". Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Kamran Khan". March 15, 2011.
  5. ^ "Virginia-based Search Technologies acquires InfoSolutions". TechJournal South. December 8, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Otilia Otlacan (May 8, 2009). "Search Technologies Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program". Ad Operations Online. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  7. ^ "Google Enterprise website search solutions". Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management". KMWorld. March 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "Search Technologies Named as One of Virginia's 50 Fastest Growing Companies". June 4, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  10. ^ PRWeb – Thu, Sep 1, 2011 (September 1, 2011). "Search Technologies Named to Washington Business Journal's List of "20 Small Technology Companies" - Yahoo! News". Retrieved February 7, 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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