The Global Leader in FinTech and A.I. Since 1997

Since 1997, Modulus has provided advanced insights, products, and services to global clients including The Nasdaq Stock Market, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, UBS, Citi Group, BNP Paribas, Devon Energy, SAS Institute, Rutgers University, University of Chicago, MIT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NASA, and thousands of other corporate, educational, governmental, and non-profit institutions, throughout 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 professional services, affecting millions of end users. 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 commodity futures under a custodial account. He began developing software systems for top-tier financial institutions in the 1990's. In 1996, he developed an agricultural 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 deep learning using neural network algorithms and bio-inspired A.I., 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, intent, and emotion behind each message. Since then, the system has been running uninterrupted, having become the largest global sentiment database in the world, now containing multiple petabytes of historic data.

Richard has authored three programming languages for quantitative trading and he is the designer of RMD Server, a high performance time-series database engine for quantitative analysis of market data and other time-series data.

Other research includes his past position as principal architect of SharpeMind, 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 companies such as Anzer and is the founder and managing director of Modulus VC, a seed stage VC fund investing in companies at the intersection of finance and technology, investing between $100k and $10 million.

Why Choose Modulus?

At Modulus, we don't just preserve your profits; we amplify them. Our clients are forward-thinking companies committed to profitability and sustainability. Modulus solutions stem from years of experience in collaborating with global clients, provided by teams with firsthand experience in the offerings they deliver. At Modulus, we understand and speak your language.

We are committed to under-promising and over-delivering, making promises based on our genuine desire and ability to follow through, never making commitments we can't keep.

Client confidentiality is paramount to us, for both SMBs and large enterprises. We ensure an ironclad Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for all clients. Our consultants, some holding top US security clearances, are dedicated to keeping your intellectual property confidential, regardless of the pressure.

Above all, we are dedicated to your success. Embracing the spirit of true partnership, we aim to build valuable, long-lasting relationships with our clients.