Raj Fernando serves as Scouthead’s Founder and Chief Operating Officer. He attended Beloit College to pursue a degree in History and Economics. Later on, he joined University of College London for advanced studies in economics and history. Before joining Scouthead, Raj Fernando worked at Chopper Trading. Fernando’s career started in College as Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s volunteer. Later on, from 1992 to 2001, Fernando served on the Chicago Board of Trade before establishing his trading firm, Chopper Trading. Under Fernando’s regime, Chopper Trading grew to a global-scale organization having employed over 250 employees and traded on LSE, ICE, ICAP-Broketek, and Nasdaq.
Raj Fernando’s Philanthropic efforts
Besides, Raj Fernando would support the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC) accomplish its mission of fostering transparent, competitive, and regulated financial markets. In fact, Raj featured as CFTC’s panelist during the discussion of disruptive trading practices. Additionally, Fernando attended the annual exclusive industry forum, Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference where he addressed an international audience of media personalities and shareholder. In 2015, Raj Fernando’s Chopper Trading was acquired by a Chicago-based trading firm, DRW Trading Group. Later on, he founded Scouthead, a technology startup, to improve professional and corporate productivity through hi-tech communication systems. Currently, Raj serves as Scouthead’s head of strategic planning.
Besides business, Raj Fernando supports several philanthropic initiatives in Chicago and across the United States. He serves on the board of PAWS Chicago, a pro-animal rights activist as well as on Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s board of trustees. He also offers financial support to several foundations such as the Wounded Warriors and the Clinton Foundation. Furthermore, Raj serves on America Security Project’s board of directors. Here, Fernando serves as a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee of Brooking Institution as well as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs member. In 2011, Fernando served as a member of the International Security Advisory Board.
As an experienced entrepreneur, Raj Fernando approaches the hiring process uniquely. Unlike competitors, Raj Fernando subjects his employees to a lengthy screening process before they are hired. As such, Raj Fernando can hire passionate and dedicated employees.
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