The Global Leader Since 1997

Since 1997, Modulus has provided advanced financial technology products and services to professional traders, brokerages, trading firms, and educational, governmental, and non-profit institutions, throughout 94 countries. Our products and services reach over 3 million traders and investors around the world.


Richard Gardner, Founder and CEO

Richard Gardner

Richard is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic direction and enabling its rapid growth as a global provider of financial technology software and services. As the founder of Modulus, Richard was instrumental in growing the sales, support, and business development units of the company, and establishing the research team that developed numerous A.I. based trading systems

Richard immersed himself in financial markets at a very young age when he began trading futures under a custodial account at age 13. While obtaining an education in computer science and engineering, he moonlighted as a software developer for financial institutions in the early 90's. At age 23 in 1996, he sold his first commodity trading system, which used artificial intelligence 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 position as principal architect of SharpeMind, powered by IBM Watson, which was developed to read millions of financial reports in order to provide investors with the information they need to make better investments.

Richard Gardner

Why Choose Modulus?

Modulus is a financial 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 financial technology industry. Our products and services are provided by developers and engineers who have first-hand trading experience. Everyone here at Modulus speaks your language.

We offer innovative solutions which far exceed the requirements of the finance industry. Our solutions are engineered to stand the rigorous use of professional trading.

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 financial 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.

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