Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2015

The CEO of $1 billion Evernote is stepping down because he wasn’t ‘passionate about it’


Evernote, the company whose apps help teams and individuals do their best work, today announced Chris O’Neill has been appointed CEO, effective July 27, 2015.

A month ago Libin told revealed in Business insider of his wish to step down. Libin told Recode that his decision to resign is due to his ‘lack of passion leading a company that’s about to go public’.

Co-founder Phil Libin has been named Executive Chairman, a role that will allow him to be more actively involved with shaping the next generation of Evernote products.

“Chris brings to Evernote the experience needed to scale the company so that we can create the maximum positive impact on the world, ” said Phil Libin, Executive Chairman of Evernote. “He’s highly regarded as a leader who can grow enormously successful teams while preserving their culture and values. I am both thrilled and honored that he is joining Evernote and look forward to all that we’re about to accomplish.”

With a skill set that well complements Evernote’s current executive suite, Chris will help the company focus on sustaining growth, increasing revenue, and on an overall reimagining of the productivity tools that enhance an increasingly global and mobile modern workforce.

Chris joins Evernote following almost ten years in leadership roles at Google. Most recently, Chris headed global business operations within Google [X]. Prior to that, he led Google Canada, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations in that country.
Chris holds an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in economics from Huron University College at The University of Western Ontario.


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