About Us

Archimedes Methodologies, Ltd. (formerly BluPrint Quantitative Strategies) is the investment arm of the Thornton and VanRiette Family Offices based in Jackson, Wyoming. The intellectual property (Archimedes Navigator) is owned by Breeze Technologies, LLC, a company owned by the two families.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower exceptionally qualified, dedicated swing and day traders with decision support and related resources. We intentionally limit our reach so that the quality of our services is never diluted and our small trading community maintains its edge.

Our Values

We do what we say we are going to do when we say we will do it.

Our Founders

A.F. Thornton and Michael VanRiette co-founded Archimedes Methodologies, to share certains aspects of their quantitative-based, algorithmic trading systems, strategies, and techniques with the public.

A.F. Thornton

A.F. Thornton is an expert in Kaballah mathematics, sacred geometry, astrometry, kinematics, syncretism, quantum physics, logic, risk/reward quantification, market fractals, pattern recognition, and asset class behavioral analysis with 36 years devoted to designing, implementing, and integrating quantitative and algorithmic trading systems. He also maintains an acutely refined proficiency in a stock market variant of the law of unintended consequences derived from the Nobel Prize winning Nash Equilibrium and Game Theory.

In addition to trading his own capital, Mr. Thornton designs custom algorithmic and quantitative trading systems for a small and exclusive group of exceptionally qualified traders (known as the Founders Group). In his younger days, Mr. Thornton periodically appeared on CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, and Bloomberg and was quoted in the national financial press, including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. In recent years, Mr. Thornton preferred to maintain a low profile to protect the intellectual property he has developed over the past 36 years.

Mr. Thornton started his professional career as a securities attorney in the 1980s with a large law firm eventually acquired by Greenberg Traurig LLP.  In the late 1980s, Mr. Thornton left the practice of law and founded a trust company, brokerage firm, registered investment advisor, hedge fund, and a family of common trust funds. Mr. Thornton held nearly every license associated with operating as a principal of an NASD Broker-Dealer from 1987-2003. In 1997, Mr. Thornton co-founded and became the largest shareholder of the new Valley Bank of Arizona. Mr. Thornton formally retired in 1999 and has devoted his later years to managing his own capital and designing quantitative and algorithmic trading systems.

Michael VanRiette

Michael VanRiette is an expert in virtual systems logic, inventory management control, and quantitative inventory modeling and forecasting. His most recent venture, IVV Streamlane, is a comprehensive, digital automobile inventory management platform integrating all aspects of wholesale car marketing by lending institutions, car dealers, and auto auctions. The system is rapidly becoming the industry standard, helping to facilitate innovative consumer e-commerce platforms such as CarMax, Carvana, and Vroom.

Mr. VanRiette also co-founded Moontide Media with Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Atlanta offices. Moontide operates a network of digital channels and lifestyle publications. Moontide helps leading brands and organizations use content to engage and motivate their audiences.