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Klarna’s Brian Billingsley Joins Modo Team As CRO

Financial institution and payments interoperability provider Modo has announced news of an addition to its team. According to a Friday company press release, Brian Billingsley, former CEO for Klarna North America, is joining the Modo family as its chief revenue officer.

“I was blown away by Modo’s tech when we implemented it at Klarna, and am very excited to be joining the team,” Billingsley said. “Modo has incredible talent and technology, and I believe Modo will revolutionize payments over the next few years making complex payments function as we experience email today — it just works.”

Billingsley comes from an extensive payments background. His experience will play a key role in Modo’s expansion, particularly as it works to develop and increase its capabilities for its clients.

Bruce Parker, the company’s founder and CEO, previously worked with Billingsley during a partnership between Klarna and Modo. An integration created during that collaborative effort allows Klarna to interoperate with online merchants in a fraction of the time normally needed for traditional integrations. The effort accelerates implementation of Klarna’s checkout solutions for eTailers around the world.

“All I wanted for Christmas was for Brian to join the team, and Santa really came through for this lucky ‘payments geek’ this year,” Parker said. “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.”


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