Evernote CEO Chris O’Neill (left) and Evernote Co-founder and Executive Chairman Phil Libin. A new chapter at Evernote starts next week: Chris O’Neill will be our next CEO. Wow. That’s a big sentence for me to write. I have to stop for a minute. Eight years ago, a bunch of us came together in California to build something important. We saw an opportunity to change what people expected from productivity tools.