REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Evernote, the company that's helping the world remember everything, today appointed Ken Gullicksen as Chief Operating Officer. Ken's responsibilities include investor relations, corporate development, sales and global support. Ken will also lead Evernote Business, the company's SMB- and team-focused offering. Previously, Ken had served as VP of Corporate Development for Evernote. Prior to becoming an employee, he led the first Silicon Valley venture round in Evernote as a general partner at Morgenthaler Ventures and served on Evernote's Board of Directors.
"Ken has played a key role in Evernote's strategy and execution including heading up our five acquisitions to date and the successful rollout of Evernote's China-based service Yinxiang Biji," said Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote. "As COO, Ken will be instrumental in continuing to foster strategic initiatives, building on the momentum we're seeing with Evernote Business and developing efficient services to support our entire global operation."
Evernote Business represents a significant expansion of Evernote's target market with its focus on the global SMB community. Over 2,000 small and medium-sized businesses, and work groups within larger organizations have signed on to Evernote Business since its December 2012 launch. Forty percent of those initial sign-ups have come from outside the U.S.A. indicating strong interest from the global user base.
Ken is leading the continued global roll out of Evernote Business into new markets with a unified sales and support team. Beginning today, Evernote Business is newly available in 26 countries across Europe. Australia and New Zealand will join the list next week with a February 12th launch. The service is expected to be available in more than 50 additional countries including important markets in Latin America and Asia Pacific by mid-year.
Prior to Evernote, Ken was a general partner at Morgenthaler Ventures for over 10 years. He started his career as an engineer at Sun Microsystems before shifting focus to business strategy, market development, and engineering management at companies including Nortel Networks, Hitachi-Raychem Display Systems, and Sun Microsystems. Ken holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.
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