Fast-growing Klarna Continues to Grow its North American Headquarters in Ohio

Klarna CEO Impressed With Ohio’s Fintech Talent Pool and Diverse Financial Services Companies

Klarna may not be a recognizable name to consumers, but the Swedish payments company aims to make online transactions easy for both consumers and merchants.

The e-commerce company recently made Columbus its North American headquarters. In slightly more than a year, the Columbus headquarters has grown from a handful of employees to 85 and is expected to have several hundred employees in the next year and as many as 500 in the next three years.

In an interview with The Columbus Dispatch, Brian Billingsley, the 31-year-old CEO of Klarna's North American operation, explains Klarna’s history in the Financial Services industry and how Ohio moved to the top of its list for a North American headquarters location. 

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