Distinguished engineer to lead Evernote’s technology architecture in continued move to scale the business for growth
REDWOOD CITY, CA — Starting today, Anirban Kundu is the new Chief Technology Officer at Evernote. He joins CEO Chris O’Neill’s leadership team to help scale Evernote for continued growth beyond the current 200 million users and more than 5 billion notes and 5 billion attachments those users entrust to Evernote. Kundu is responsible for designing the back-end technology required to help Evernote continue to scale while allowing customers to intelligently consume their data, an opportunity that attracted him to the role.
“The best thing about Evernote is we already have a large number of users and a tremendous amount of data,” said Kundu. “The challenge is evolving the current infrastructure so that we’re better prepared to reliably scale for the growth of both our customers’ data and our service. Laying those foundations for that core service will not only allow us to grow but will also allow us to focus on building applications that enable our users to retrieve and consume their data in the right context, which is very exciting.”
Kundu brings many years of experience building and leading teams solving similar challenges. At Yahoo! he was responsible for designing and implementing the back-end system that allowed Yahoo! Mail to grow to handle more than 25 billion SMTP connections per day while delivering more than 4.5 billion messages a day. He was also responsible for implementing various core components of the anti-spam infrastructure, including its velocity and traffic-shaping systems while being one of the earliest to incorporate machine learning in the defense against spam.
At GoDaddy, he was responsible for creating the personalization infrastructure that assisted in making cross-sell and up-sell recommendations using machine learning, while setting up the data services infrastructure and leading the Data Sciences teams. As the United States head of engineering at Shazam, he led the development and implementation of both the video recognition system as well as the core audio recognition system in addition to building out the engineering team.
“Anirban brings the perfect experience developing and operating backend architecture systems and building engineering teams to Evernote,” said Chris O’Neill, Evernote CEO. “He’s a great fit for our leadership team and his vision for scaling our infrastructure will allow us to create a stronger Evernote that helps unlock the potential of our 200 million users’ ideas by providing just the right information at just the right time.”
The addition of Kundu completes the new leadership built by O’Neill and puts Evernote in a position to quickly scale and grow the business. “At Evernote, our mission is to help our users unlock the potential of their ideas and with Anirban, we have the team in place to deliver on that mission,” said O’Neill.
“The thing I love about Evernote is how differently people use it,” Kundu added. “With 200 million users and 10 billion entities of data, we can use machine learning to make recommendations on what’s most relevant and meaningful to you, 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. It’s a very big job and a lot of work, and I couldn’t be more excited to start working on it.”
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