The Global Leader Since 1997
Since 1997, Modulus has provided advanced technology products and services to clients including The NASDAQ Stock Market, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Devon Energy, IBM, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Cisco, Adobe, Ford Motor Company, SAS Institute, Rutgers University, the University of Chicago, and thousands of other corporate, educational, governmental, and non-profit institutions, throughout 94 countries. Our products and services reach over 3 million end users around the world.
Richard Gardner, Founder and CEO
Richard is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic direction and enabling its rapid growth as a global provider of advanced technology and consulting services. As the founder of Modulus, Richard was instrumental in growing the sales, support, and business development units of the company.
Richard immersed himself in financial markets at a very young age when he began trading futures under a custodial account. After obtaining an education in computer science, he developed software for top-tier financial institutions in the 1990's. In 1996, he developed a commodity trading system that used A.I. to analyze crop reports and weather data.
On the heels of success, he founded an A.I. software company in the late 1990s. Focusing on new types of neural network algorithms, the company was later acquired by a Fortune 500 corporation.
In 2010, Gardner developed a system which used Cloud-based Natural Language Processing to read tens of thousands of social media messages each second, extracting the meaning and emotion, including love, joy, surprise, anger, sadness, and fear, behind each message. Since then, the system has been running uninterrupted, having become the largest global sentiment database in the world.
Richard has authored three programming languages ---TradeGPU, TradeBASIC, and TradeScript--- and he is the designer of the Real-Time Market Data (RMD) Server, a high performance time-series database engine for quantitative analysis of market data.
Other research includes his past position as principal architect of SharpeMind, which was an A.I. system powered by IBM Watson, designed to read millions of financial reports in order to provide insights to make better investment decisions.
Richard is also the founder and co-founder of a number of other successful technology startups outside of finance and is an active member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. Richard is also the founder and managing director of Modulus VC, which is a seed stage venture capital fund investing in companies at the intersection of finance and technology, investing between $100k and $10 million.
Why Choose Modulus?
Modulus is a forward thinking technology company. While that may not sound like a real differentiator, it is. It means that our solutions come from our years of experience in the technology industry. Our products and services are provided by developers and engineers who have first-hand experience in using the applications that they develop. Everyone here at Modulus speaks your language.
We offer innovative solutions which far exceed the requirements of the industry. Our solutions are engineered to stand the rigorous use of professionals.
We pride ourselves on our highly accessible product support. With Modulus, you will never be redirected to an outsourced support team, and you won't find a problem we can't solve.
We understand that technology is not one size fits all. What's right for one client may not be right for the next.
Most importantly, we are committed to your success. In the spirit of a true partnership, we strive to build valuable, long-term relationships with our clients. We stick around after the sale.