Raj Fernando thrives in his expertise in the international financial markets and technological innovations. Aside from that he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Scouthead.co, an internet startup, and also the former founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chopper Trading, a proprietary trading firm. Raj Fernando is also actively involved with foreign policy, being an American Board member of American Security Project. His hiring policy is outstanding. He maintains a pleasant atmosphere at the workplace to ensure employees are productive and get along.
Mr. Fernando was born to parents CK and Laura Fernando in Denmark, but later on moved to the United States before he reached the age of one. Raj was born the youngest of three children after his two sisters, Tanya and Netasha.He completed his tertiary education at the Beloit College after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics and history. He also attended the University College London.
Shortly after college, Mr. Fernando volunteered at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for ten years, having different responsibilities including trading positions at the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He founded his first company, Chopper Trading, which is based in Chicago. The company is a proprietary trading firm centralized on equities, fixed income and other products. During his tenure, Mr. Fernando overlooked the construction, implementation and management of sophisticated risk management, trading, communications, monitoring and source code security systems. Under his bold leadership, the company revealed impressive growth and went on to become a world’s largest global participant on the exchanges including Nasqad, LSE, CME, Eurex and ICE with an estimate of 250 employees worldwide.
Mr. Fernando sold the company to DRW Trading Group, which merged to form two of the best companies in Chicago’s Proprietary trading community. He, later on, launched his second company, Scouthead.com, in 2016, where he serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Being an active participant of foreign policy organizations, Mr. Fernando is currently a board member of the policy leadership committee, American Security Project at the Brookings Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
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