Earlier this week, on 29th October, Evernote in a blog post made a leadership change and has appointed Ian Small as the new chief executive officer of the company. Small would be replacing Chris O’Neill who served as the CEO since 2015.
The Departure of O’Neill from the company comes right after he announced a mass layoff from the company. 54 Evernote employees were laid off which accounted to 15 percent of its total workforce as per the reports from TechCrunch, news portal focused on technology news.
O’Neill stated in the blog post that the company appreciated the dedication Chris has shown as a CEO in the last years. He also added that Chris put a strong financial footing for the company and O’Neill would strive to build a better future.
Stepan Panchikov, the founder of Evernote has a vision for how technology could augment memory. He believed that an app could change the way people relate to information from work as well as the comfort of their home.
Small’s Linkedin Profile stated that he is a board member of Oclaro, a company which provides optical components, modules, and subsystems for data centers, transport, enterprise, and metro networks. His previous role was in the supervisory board of Telefónica’s Alpha unit.
He was also the chairman at TokBox which is a subsidiary of Telefónica which worked from April 2014 to July 2018. He got the role of a chairman after he served as its CEO from May 2009 to April 2014. At Mark Logic Corporation he held the role of Senior Vice President and also a general manager.
In his new role in Evernote Small plans to bring its user a renewed note-taking and productivity service.