Raj Fernando started his career in the business and Finance industry soon after completing his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Beloit College. He served as a volunteer in Chicago Mercantile Exchange. His passion and exceptional skills in finance he was promoted to serve different top executive positions in Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
Later on, Raj started his first enterprise, Chopper Trading. Under his leadership, Chopper Trading grew and maintained one of the best financial task force comprised of over 250 employees. Each employee had a unique skill on finance. For this reason, they offered standard bond trading services to their clients on CME, NASDAQ, LSE, ICE, and ICAP- Broketek.
Besides managing his company, Raj Fernando served as a member of US Commodity Trading Futures Commission. He helped the commission to implement financial structures that could help the company to attract financially sound markets.
In 2015, his company Chopper Trading was acquired by DRW Trading Group, a major finance company in Chicago. After selling Chopper Trading, he founded Scoutahead.com, a company that offers innovative communication systems that improve the productivity of its customers.
Raj is a skilled expert who believes in hiring experts with different skills and teaming them up to a single task force where employees complement each other. This is the reason why his employees are recognized amongst the best in the financial industries.
Apart from being in business, Raj Fernando is also a philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the living standards of his community. He supports the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and PAWS, an organization that preserves wildlife. He also supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Clinton Foundation.
With a wealth of experience and skills in the financial industry, he was honored to speak at a conference held by Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader. Moreover, he serves as a director of the American Security Project, Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Politically, he helped to raise funds to support President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He was also Hillary Clinton’s Illini Finance Chair. During the campaigns, he was privileged to meet with the richest people in United States who inspired him to invest more.