Phil Libin

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Phil Libin, Evernote CEO, at LeWeb

Phil Libin (1972[1]) was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1972, and moved to America when he was 8 years old.[2] He served as CEO of the Silicon Valley-based software company Evernote from 2007 to 2015, then became Executive Chairman of Evernote's board.[3][4][5] In September 2015, Libin joined General Catalyst Partners as its fourth general partner in Silicon Valley.[6] In September 2016, Libin stepped down as Executive Chairman of Evernote's board of directors to focus on his role at General Catalyst Partners.[7]

Prior to joining Evernote, Libin founded and served as president of CoreStreet, a company that provided credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations. In 2009, CoreStreet was acquired by ActivIdentity,[8] now owned by HID Global.[9] Libin was also founder and CEO of Engine 5, a Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation (VIGN) in 2000 for $26 million.[10] Post-acquisition, Libin served as principal architect and chief technologist for applications at Vignette.

Libin graduated from The Bronx High School of Science in 1989 and attended Boston University with a concentration in Computer Science,[11] but did not complete his degree.


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