Evernote hires a Google exec to prepare the company for an IPO

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Former Google executive Chris O’Neill is taking over as CEO productivity app Evernote as the company trains its sights on growing from a budding startup to a large publicly traded company.

Co-founder and longtime CEO Phil Libin announced in a blog post Monday that he will hand O’Neill the reigns next week and transition to the role of executive chairman.

Libin, a serial entrepreneur who has run the company since 2007, revealed that he was actively hunting for his replacement last month in a report from The Information. He also hinted that his successor will likely take the company public in the near future. Read more…

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