About ModernIR

We started ModernIR to help the investor relations officer (IRO) shine with the C-Suite and Board. As an IRO, founder Tim Quast studied trading behavior in his company’s shares and recognized patterns that he categorized into market constituents: Active, Passive, Fast Trading, Risk Management. That became the basis for ModernIR, the invention of Market Structure Analytics, to understand the behavior of money in your shares. To know when Active investment is competing in the market to buy your shares. To understand when market structure signals an increase or decrease in stock price, regardless of what news you might put out. To recognize patterns of behavior indicating activism, patterns signaling direction in deal-arbitrage. And more. Flash forward almost 20 years, many algorithms written,technological advances made, innovations in application implemented, and ModernIR is the premier quantitative market intelligence provider to US-listed companies.

Our Philosophy



Our goal is to increase investor relations relevancy in a market where traditional Active investment is decreasing.



We translate SEC regulations and exchange rule-filings into code we apply to trade execution data. Our analytics are predicated on how the stock market actually works.



Our data is not subjective and we aren’t guessing at answers. We let the data and math provide the story. We help you use it to your benefit.

Our Guarantee

We’ve spent almost 20 years crafting our reputation for gold-standard service, and we promise to commit every effort to earning your trust, satisfaction and appreciation, every day.

 We guarantee to provide the best client-support in the profession. You’ll never wait for answers. You’ll always have more than one member of our team at your disposal. And we guarantee our analytics will provide a unique and comprehensive quantitative perspective on market behavior you’ll get nowhere else. We’re the IR profession’s Market Structure Experts.

Meet Our Passionate Leadership Team