Raj Fernando is an American businessman and a philanthropist and also a political fundraiser. Raj Fernando is at present the CEO of Scoutahead.com, a company designed to help improve productivity, professional and corporate growth. Raj Fernando was born in 1971, in Denmark, but his parents moved to America before he was one-year-old.
Fernando’s career began when he first worked for Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a volunteer while still in college. Later after graduating he continued working hard and rose from the lowest position to the highest. Fernando has also served on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Chicago Board of Trade.
Fernando founded Chopper Trading in 2002. While at the helm of Chopper Trading the company grew to employ over 250 employees. The company did manage to trade at Nasdaq, LSE, Eurex, ICE, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, and ICAP-Broketek. He also supported US Commodity Trading Futures Commission mission that helped foster transparent, open, competitive and financially sober markets.
In 2014, Fernando decided to dedicate his time fully to Chopper Trading and made it one of the biggest technological Powerhouse. When he was the CEO, Fernando managed trading, source code, communications, sophisticated risk management, and source code security systems. Mr. Fernando worked for more than a decade in the company and led a team of employees and among them the brightest engineers and traders in the world. In 2015, he sold Chopper Trading to DRW which is a leader in the financial industry globally. Mr. Fernando launched Scoutahead.com in 2016. His experience in international financial markets is the reason he is able to provide the company with extraordinary insight and counsel.
Fernando is involved with philanthropy supporting many efforts in Chicago and the US at large. He is also involved politically and has donated funds to different political causes including the Clinton Foundation. He sits on the Board of America Security Project, serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee, and is a member of Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Fernando attended Beloit College wehre attained a bachelor’s degree in economics and history. He did also study in the University College London.
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