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Raj Fernando’s Career Big Shoes


Raj Fernando is the brilliant mind behind Scoutahead.com, an online startup that offers secure advanced communication systems to corporates. He has twenty-five years of experience in the international financial markets and a decade in technological innovations. With such extensive practice, the former CEO and founder of Chopper Trading provide exceptional insight to fellow cooperate, associates.

Currently, Raj is on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and American Security Project. He is also a committee member of Foreign Policy Leadership at the Brookings Institute. Raj Fernando’s portfolio does not end on that note; he is also a board member of no-kill animal shelter, PAWS Chicago and Board of Trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Raj Fernando funds the Clinton Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Wounded Warriors.

Raj Fernando’s Business Achievements

Chicago Mercantile Exchange was the birthplace for Raj Fernando’s career. He joined the company as a volunteer while still in college and worked his way up. After serving in different positions at the Chicago Board of Trade, Mr. Raj Fernando established Chopper Trading in 2002. He, later on, stopped trading and invested his time fully in making Chopper trading the technological powerhouse of today. At Chopper Trading, Raj was able to come up with the most sophisticated Source code, communications, monitoring, risk management, and trading security systems, the financial world has ever seen.

Within a decade, Chopper Trading grew into a leading market participant trading on the biggest global exchanges the likes of Eurex, LSE, CME, NASDAQ, and ICE. Chopper Trading has employed over 250 brightest traders and engineers worldwide. However, late 2015, Mr. Raj sold Chopper Trading to one of the leading global financial trading groups, DRW. In 2016, Raj Fernando began his online presence by launching Scouthead.com.

During his career, Raj Fernando has featured in several functions. While working with US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC), Raj featured as a panelist in the commission’s discussion on disruptive trading practices in 2010. In the 2013 annual Rosenblatt, Global Exchange Leader Conference, Mr. Raj Fernando also got the opportunity to address an audience of the industry’s shareholders.

For more information please visit http://www.rajfernando.com

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