Modo Has Its Head in the Cloud

Article featured in    It’s the storm before the calm for MODO, according to the startup’s founder and CEO, Bruce Parker. It’s everything his startup friends and mentors warned him about: big challenges, big opportunities and the sheer terror and exhilaration that go along with them. Parker said Modo works to provide interoperability and manage payments […]

Modo Reaches New Heights (Literally)

By Augusta Daley, Community Manager   Before I joined Modo, I had no idea how lucky I was to engage with this team. Rarely does it happen that I meet people I am over-the-top impressed with. At Modo, every person on the team is not only outstanding in their own right, but holds the same […]

Power of Payments Podcast

  Will Hernandez, host of the Power of Payments Podcast, caught up with Bruce about what we’ve been up to a Modo, the role of fintechs, and what play bitcoin has (or doesn’t have) in payments. A excerpt from Episode 7 of the Power of Payments Podcast can be found above and an overview of […]

Modo Strikes An Innovation Balance

Article featured in    Payments has a balancing problem, according to Modo CPO Matthew Leavenworth. There are two forces at odds, said Leavenworth: The growth of new ideas, entrants and true innovation in payments versus existing legacy systems — which often still function as designed, he noted, and weren’t cheap to implement. “People have made investments […]

2018 Forecast: ‘Global Local’ Becomes a Priority

By Brian Billingsley // Excerpt from the PYMNTS 2018 Forecast eBook   A quote from Bill Gates in his 1996 book The Road Ahead seems spot-on for payments: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next [one or] two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Look […]

There’s No ‘I’ in Payments, But There Should Be

No, we’re not suggesting to start spelling payments like P-A-Y-M-I-N-T-S; we’re talking about a missing piece to the payments puzzle. Right now, the payments industry is made up of  siloed systems, walled gardens and closed networks.  While efficient on a system by system basis, the current state  causes a ton of friction when attempting to [...]

Why The Future Of Payments Is Interoperable (Not Integrated)

By PYMNTS When one person is thinking about sending an email to another, there are all kinds of things to think about: how long or short to make it; whether or not to include pictures; whether an emoji is cute or will make them look immature. But what no one wonders about as they tap […]

Brian Billingsley Joins Modo Team As CRO

By PYMNTS 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 […]

Payments 2017: The Year of No Disruption spoke to Bruce Parker, Founder & CEO of Modo, for the 2017 PYMNTS year-end eBook on the defining moments of the past year. The most defining moment to him? No disruption. Check out why below.  We’ve been hearing (for a few years now) that this will be the year FinTechs will replace banks, disrupt […]

Modo Announces Brian Billingsley, Former CEO of Klarna North America, to Join Team

Christmas comes early for Modo as Billingsley officially agrees to become a ModoNaut DALLAS, Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Modo, the company that creates interoperability for payments, today announced Brian Billingsley, Former CEO of Klarna North America, as the latest to join their team. Billingsley has an extensive payments background that will play an integral role in continuing the […]