We are search and analytics professionals and are passionate about what we do. We have worked together in the search industry for over 25 years at both software and consulting companies.  In that time we have focused entirely on search and on maximizing value from structured and unstructured content. We’ve worked with hundreds of companies around the world in every industry sector.  So we have first-hand experience not only designing and building fantastic applications, but also ensuring they are deployed and satisfying users well into the future.


Graham Charlesworth

Managing Director

Graham has been working in enterprise search since 1995 when he joined Excalibur Technologies, a leading search engine vendor (later renamed Convera).  By 2006, Graham had risen to Senior VP for Worldwide Sales for Convera and was also responsible for all International Operations. In 2009, Graham joined Search Technologies, as VP of Europe, responsible for Sales and Operations for the International region. Following the sale of Search Technologies to Accenture, Graham led the Search and Content Analytics group in the International Region. He has an excellent reputation among his clients, and a strategic knowledge of the enterprise search space. Graham studied Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham Trent University.

Phil Lewis

Chief Technology Officer

Phil is a search veteran with over 30 years in the “Cognitive Search” and “Question and Answer” domains across multiple industry sectors. Phil had a three year foray into the E-commerce (B2B and B2C) search market. Prior to forming Pureinsights, Phil worked for Excalibur Technologies, Convera Corporation, Endeca and Search Technologies. Most recently Phil was Accenture’s Lead Architect for the Search and Content Analytics group in Europe who acquired his previous employer, Search Technologies in 2017.  Phil finds the art of “cognitive search” and applying leading AI technologies to all sizes of search projects as exciting now as it has ever been. Phil relishes projects that want to combine modern Knowledge Graph and NLP technologies with Search Engines for maximum value and powerful data driven insights. Phil studied Computer Science at Nottingham Trent University.

John Steinhauer

Vice President of Engineering

John manages all technical and customer delivery operations at Pureinsights. Known for his hands-on style and attention to detail, John is one of the most experienced project directors in the enterprise search space, having been the driving force behind hundreds of sophisticated search and analytics implementations and software development initiatives.  John has worked in the search industry for 25 years at Excalibur Technologies, Convera, Search Technologies (where he was a founder) and Accenture.  John earned an MBA and a Masters in International Relations from Boston University as well as a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.