Raj Fernando is the brains behinds successful businesses such as Chopper Trading. He began his long and notable career while still in college. He volunteered to work at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange which opened many doors for him including a position on the Chicago Board of Trade. He worked there 1991 until 2001. His hugely successful Chopper Trading was created in 2002. Raj Fernando was able to grow his company to over 250 employees and was actively traded on the Nasdaq, CME, ICAP-Broketek, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, Eurex, and ICE. This accomplishment came to fruition in 2015 when he was able to sell Chopper Trading to the Chicago trading firm DRW Trading Group. Currently, Raj Fernando is the creator of Scoutahead, a new internet startup that facilitates corporate growth through modern technology. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Scoutahead.
Not only is Raj active in the business sector, he also has a passion for his philanthropic endeavors. He is involved with a no-kill shelter in Chicago, IL called PAWS, as well as serving on the board of trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This is only a few of the charitable organizations that he strives to help. Some of the others include Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Big Brothers Big Sister.
Raj Fernando has a variety of other business interests along with his current personal ventures. He is involved with the American Security Project as a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a Board member of the esteemed Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is also involved with the Brookings Institution as a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee. He previously served on the International Security Advisory Boad but had to depart due to issues with the international market.
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