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



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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