Google Cloud chief Diane Greene spent six months negotiating with Evernote CTO Anirban Kundu and other company executives to win the productivity software firm’s data storage business. At one point, a technical issue nearly derailed the talks. But Ms. Greene made it clear that Google would address the issue quickly, Mr. Kundu said.
“Her participation was a big reason why we chose Google,” said Mr. Kundu in an interview. Google provided Evernote with custom-designed software designed to make transfer of the company's data to Google Cloud easier. Evernote made the decision official last month.