Tim Quast

President ModernIR

Photograph of Tim Quast  Vice Chair, 2019 Annual Conference Committee

Tim Quast is an Investor-Relations veteran and founder and President of Modern IR.

Launched in 2005, ModernIR is a financial technology company that uses Big Data analytics to translate complex market data into trading and investment behaviors for public companies. ModernIR pioneered behavioral data-analytics for IR market intelligence and invented Market Structure Analytics™ for issuers and is now the largest provider of quantitative equity analytics to US-listed public companies. ModernIR also launched Market Structure EDGE in 2019, quantitative analytics for buyside portfolio-shaping.  
A NIRI member since 1995, Tim is a frequent speaker and commentator on modern equity trading.  His quotes on trading have appeared in leading media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times of London, Reuters, Dow Jones, the Denver Post and the New York Times.  His editorials on market structure run in trading publications including Traders Magazine, Dow Jones MarketWatch, CNBC Online and TABB Forum. Tim has also appeared periodically on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street.
Before starting ModernIR, Tim served as the first investor relations officer at SureWest Communications (Nasdaq:SURW).

Before that, Tim was co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of global retail investor-relations services company Informed Investors, Inc., from 1995 until its merger with Wilink Plc (PrecisionIR) in 2001.  

Tim began his capital-markets career in boutique investment banking at QBF Management Co., a private-banking British Virgin Islands firm, after earning a BA at Ambassador University in 1991.