David Sykes

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David Sykes is Head of Klarna North America and is responsible for the company’s growth and go-to-market strategies in these two markets. In his current role since December 2019, David leads all commercial and marketing activities, communications, product development, and finance and analytics teams for the region.

Prior to joining Klarna, David was one of the founders and Chief Operating Officer at a fast growing alternative payments firm now owned by an Australian fintech company. David brings more than 10 years’ experience in senior executive roles across a range of industries including online payments, gaming and entertainment, sports and law. Before entering the payments industry, David split his time between one of Australia’s largest private family offices and their major investment Crown Resorts, one of Asia’s most successful integrated resorts companies.