Raj Fernando is a businessperson, philanthropist, a political fundraiser, and the founder of Scoutahead.com and Chopper Trading. He started his career as a volunteer at Chicago Mercantile Exchange while he was still in college. After graduating, Raj Fernando continued his service at the company and the Chicago Board of Trade before starting Chopper Trading. Fernando has worked with international financial markets and technological innovation for over two decades. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Beilot College and studied at University College London.
Since inception, the company has continued to give fixed income and equities services to their clients. He was responsible for the risk management, communications, trading, and source code systems at the company. Chopper Trading comprises of 250 well vetted and highly trained engineers and traders who undergo a strenuous, involving, and lengthy hiring process aimed at getting the right people who would give quality services for a long time. Their highly qualified team of experts has developed Chopper Trading into one of the largest market participants where it has traded on CME, Nasdaq, LSE, Eurex, ICE, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, and ICAP- Broketek.
Raj Fernando sold the company in 2015 to DRW. In the following year, he launched Scoutahead.com, which he runs as the Chairman and the CEO. The Scoutahead.com provides a platform where the company’s employees get personal reviews from their colleagues, which in turn indicate the areas they need to make improvements in their work.
Raj Fernando has over ten years of experience in cyber security systems. Following his expertise in the field, he became one of the Board of Directors for the American Security Project. Fernando was a member of the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and part of the Brookings International Foreign Policy Leadership Committee. Raj Fernando is on the board of trustees in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Fernando is on the board of directors for Paws Chicago. Other non-profit causes that he supports include the Clinton Foundation, Wounded Warriors, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Metropolitan in Chicago.
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Raj Fernando is the founder and chief executive officer of Scoutahead. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Originator of Chopper Trading before joining Scoutahead. Raj Fernando developed his career while still in college by volunteering at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He later made his way up to the different positions at the Chicago Board of Trade. He moved on to create his company known as the Chopper Trading. His competent administration helped Chopper Trading to expand its business dealings and traded on the NASDAQ, CME, ICE, and the Eurex stock markets.
Fernando has also provided assistance to the operations of the United States Commodity Trading Futures Commission by sponsoring its mission of fostering competitive, transparent, and financially reliable markets. He often lamented of the disruptive trading methods when he served as the Commission’s featured panelist. Raj Fernando also has petitioned worldwide shareholders gatherings and media at the yearly industrial forum that were held at the Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference.
Fernando began Scoutahead this year; the Internet startup company planned to improve productivity, professional, and corporate growth through advanced and secure information systems. The trading floor at his company is usually a bustle with activities during the official working hours. However, it is quite the opposite during the enterprise breaks or when the operation closes. Employees are usually seen using the company’s recreational facilities like the gyms. Fernando grants his employees season tickets for major sporting events such as supporting the Blackhawks hockey team after long working hours. He believes in the importance of creating lively employee relationships for them to get along more easily. His employee hiring method is quite unconventional as he insists on a top-class working force.
CEO Raj Fernando established a different and unique rule for hiring employees when he founded chopper. He does not consider how much profit his employees make for his business, as long the employees do not feel contended. Fernando wants everyone working for his company to be happy and satisfied. He does not expect the type of employees who make everything to look miserable at the company. He believes that business success is directly related to employees’ effort and top management affinity.
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