Raj Fernando started his career simply as a volunteer at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He did this partly when in college. Upon graduation, he worked his way up from one of the lowest positions to the highest. After many years of different trading positions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, Raj Fernando found his company known as Chopper Trading in 2002.
The company had a great start, in 2004 he had to stop full time trading with other businesses to make Chopper Trading a full-time endeavor. As the CEO, Mr. Raj Fernando was able to design, implement and manage one of the most sophisticated, communications trading, monitoring and risk management systems ever known in the financial industry.
Over the next years, Fernando grew Chopper Trading to become one of the largest market players in the trading world. He was able to get large exchanges such as Nasdaq, CME, LSE, Eurex, and ICE. The company grew to a massive 250 employees worldwide. It is composed of the industry brightest traders and engineers in the world. In the year 2015, Fernando sold Chopper to DRW, a leading company in the financial sector.
Raj Fernando launched an internet start-up known as Scoutahead.com in 2016. He developed the company so as to build and deliver trusted and reliable information to both individuals and corporations. This is in a bid to increase professional and corporate growth in the industry. Fernando has had many years of expertise and experience in the international financial markets. He has handled various cyber security initiatives; he provides excellent counsel and insights to his company and to several organizations and boards he serves.
A lot can be said about Raj Fernando, what is makes him unique is that he always tries to keep the atmosphere in his work as pleasant as possible. Even though the nature of work he deals with is intense, he always loves and goes along with his employees. When hiring a company, Fernando does not get a significant number of aspirants and nag them with training like the companies. His hiring process is usually lengthy; he wants to hire employees that will work and retire in the enterprise.
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