Evernote cutting dozens of jobs, closing three offices

Evernote announced a number of operating cutbacks on Tuesday, just a few months after the productivity software maker underwent a CEO shuffle.

Evernote announced a number of operating cutbacks on Tuesday, just a few months after the productivity software maker saw a shuffle at the top of the executive deck.

The Redwood City, Calif.-based company is cutting 47 jobs and closing three of its global offices, although which locations weren't specified in the announcement.

Evernote co-founder Phil Libin stepped down as CEO this past summer, although he remained with the company as executive chairman.

Just a few weeks ago, Libin joined venture capital firm General Catalyst as a general partner.

Libin was replaced by Chris O'Neill, who joined Evernote after roughly a decade at Google, most recently overseeing global business operations at the secretive Google X lab, a unit most famous for producing moonshots and experiments like the self-driving car and Google Glass.

In a blog post about the layoffs on Tuesday, O'Neill wrote he "saw the rare opportunity to help transform a product I rely on into a world class business."

But he posited that "a smaller, more focused team" as well as stepping back on certain initiatives outside of Evernote's core portfolio will fuel growth better.

O'Neill added Evernote is preparing a number of product upgrades promised to roll out over the next several months.