Evernote names new CTO

Following a year of executive leadership changes, Evernote on Monday tapped Anirban Kundu, who was previously GoDaddy's vice president for engineering, to serve as CTO.
Written by Stephanie Condon, Senior Writer

Nearly a year after Chris O'Neill stepped up as CEO of Evernote, the note-taking software company is finalizing its new leadership team: Anirban Kundu, previously vice president for engineering at GoDaddy, will serve as the new CTO.

Evernote has had a turbulent year. In addition to its executive shakeup, the company made some operating cutbacks and recently announced price changes. Now, Evernote said it is focused on growing business beyond its current 200 million users.

"The best thing about Evernote is we already have a large number of users and a tremendous amount of data," Kundu said in a statement. "The challenge is evolving the current infrastructure so that we're better prepared to reliably scale for the growth of both our users' data and our service."

Evernote's existing user base and its collection of data, Kundu added, will allow the company to deploy machine learning to give users recommendations for relevant material. "So if you're going on a trip we can surface everything you need, everything you want to see, based on your choices as a user," he explained.

At GoDaddy, Kundu built the personalization infrastructure that used machine learning to assist in cross-selling and up-selling products. Before that, he served as Shazam's US head of engineering and as lead developer and director of engineering for Yahoo's Edge services.

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