The financial world is a better place because of the hard work and dedication of Raj Fernando. His experience has spanned over 25 years within the international financial marketplace. He has worked for world renowned companies and launched several successful businesses while continuing to have a positive impact on his community.
Building a Foundation
Raj Fernando has a long list of accomplishments both on a professional and personal level. Volunteering at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange during his college years propelled him to the place he is today. He graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a dual major in economics and history. Raj broadened his educational experience by attending classes at the University College London. His education helped build the foundation that his businesses have been built off of.
Chopper Trading was founded by Raj Fernando in 2002 and proved to be extremely successful under his tutelage, expanding to more than 250 employees while trading on Nasdaq, ICE, CME, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, Eurex, and ICAP-Broketek. He sold Chopper Trading in 2015, which allowed him to start a new venture named Scoutahead where he is currently the acting Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. The goal of Scoutahead.com is to help foster productivity and growth on the corporate level.
The Extra Mile
Going the extra mile in his business and personal life has always been Raj Fernando’s goal. The American Security Project has benefited from Mr. Fernando’s expertise in the area of national security where he has a seat on the board. He also serves on the board of directors for PAWS Chicago, is a board of trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institution, and is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His support and leadership is a valued commodity for organizations that need his guidance. The city of Chicago knows how lucky they are to have such a well-rounded philanthropist who is willing to give his time, money, and knowledge back to the community. He is driven to be the best and his generosity makes everyone around him succeed.