Modo raids Klarna for new CRO
Brian Billingsley, former CEO at Klarna North America, has joined PayTech venture, Modo. He will take up the position of Chief Revenue Officer in January.
Bruce Parker, Founder and CEO of Modo, has previously worked with Billingsley, including a partnership between Klarna and Modo where the aim was to tap the latter’s Checkout Event service to make implementing checkouts for Klarna's e-commerce merchants seamless. "I was blown away by Modo's tech when we implemented it at Klarna, and am very excited to be joining the team," says Billingsley. "Modo has incredible talent and technology, and I believe it will revolutionise payments over the next few years making complex payments function as we experience email today - it just works."
"All I wanted for Christmas was for Brian to join the team, and Santa really came through for this lucky #paymentsgeek this year. He's honestly the best Christmas present I could've asked for," says Parker. "Brian crushed it as the CEO of Klarna North America, and also at Alliance Data before that. I am thrilled he decided to join us here at Modo and can't wait to see what kind of beautiful, beautiful payments music we can make together."