Raj Fernando is among the leading entrepreneurs in the field of finance and technology. He began his career while still in college. Prior to establishing Chopper Trading and Scoutahead, Fernando served as a volunteer for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. During this time, he was a pursuing his education at the esteemed Beloit College. Later, he graduated with a degree in Economics and History. Raj Fernando held multiple positions in the firm. He moved to the Chicago Board of Trade. Between 2001 and 2002, Fernando served in the two prominent organizations. Armed with adequate experience, he founded his preliminary business, Chopper Trading.
Fernando is the CEO of Chopper Trading. He was the brain behind the organization. Through his transformative leadership, Raj enhanced the company’s growth. Chopper attracted and enlisted the services of many employees. In addition, he expanded the company’s operations. Chopper Trading traded on Nasdaq, ICAP-Broketek, CME, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, LSE, and Eurex. Recently, Fernando created an internet startup that sought to improve growth at the corporate and professional level. The company, Scoutahead, was designed to enhance output via secure and modern communication systems.
Raj Fernando designed a system that offers real time feedback on employee evaluation. Unlike the traditional system of reviewing employees on a yearly basis, Scoutahead seeks to provide a new way that allows employees to be responsible for their own growth in real time. The platform enables employee participation in deciding their evaluation criteria and in seeking continuous feedback from co-employees before the official review is conducted. It enhances the check-ins between managers and employees, which, in turn, improves talent management. In addition, it focuses on innovation, which is a crucial component for any organization.
Fernando has been actively involved in the functions of the U.S. Commodity Trading Futures Commission. The entity seeks to build transparent and financially sound markets. In 2013, Fernando addressed international media and shareholders at an exclusive industry event, the Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference.
Moreover, Fernando supports philanthropic initiatives across in the United States. He sits on the board of various organizations, including American Security Project and PAWS Chicago. Over the years, Raj has supported different institutions such as the Clinton Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.
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