Raj Fernando was born in July 1971. He is a renowned business person, philanthropist, and prolific fundraiser. Mr. Fernando has founded an internet company called Scoutahead. Scoutahead provides corporations and individuals with information to help them strategize the growth and improved productivity of their organizations. However, Mr. Fernando did not start out as a big name in the business arena.
After graduating from Beloit College with a Bachelors degree in Economics and History, he began working as a trader on the floor at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 1999 he started working at Chicago Board of Trade at the same level. His business acumen and high intelligence have seen him climb his career ladder steadily. Having achieved so much and delivered beyond the expectations of his critics, Mr. Fernando has become a force to reckon with in the financial industry.
In 2002, Mr. Fernando established Chopper Trading. His primary position as the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Chopper Trading brought him into the limelight. The company is a giant in foreign exchange playing at the same level with big names including Nasdaq, ICAP-Broketek, Eurex, CME, ICE, and Cantor Fitzgerald-Espeed. However, in 2015, Mr. Fernando sold Chopper Trading to a major global giant in the financial industry, DRW.
Raj Fernando is not only a business person; he has a heart for charity and philanthropic work. He has participated in some charity causes in both the United States and Canada. Fernando is an active member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that is empathetic to, among many other issues, social affairs in the region.
Having raised funds for President Barack Obama and the William J. Clinton Foundation, Raj Fernando has earned his title as a prolific fundraiser. While operating in his capacity as the CEO of Chopper Trading, Mr. Fernando was the third highest fundraiser for Barack Obama’s campaign. His great achievement that made the world curious about who he was. Ever since he continues to impress stakeholders in the financial industry with his impressive leadership and strategizing skills in many kinds of business.
Raj Fernando is well known for his out of the ordinary employee selection process. The former CEO of Chopper Trading does not believe in a one hour interview. He takes prospective employers through months of training and probation to ensure that he get the best fit for his company. His company is said to have had the best minds in business and engineering working for him, hence the immense success.