Raj Fernando is a serial entrepreneur. Fernando’s expertise in financial markets and cybersecurity has been commended by former USMC Brigadier, General Stephen Cheney. Raj Fernando has added a great deal of value to the financial industry through developing and implementing risk management, trading, and communications software.
He has also created source code security systems. He grew Chopper Trading into the main major player on global exchanges such as NASDAQ, Fitzgerald-espeed, Broketek, ICE, LSE, Eurex, and CME. The 250 employees that made up the company while he was present were carefully selected. Recruits were chosen based upon their individuality and likelihood of retiring with the company.
Education and experience
Fernando holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics as well as a bachelor’s degree in history. His education stems from studying at University College London and Beloit College. Fernando began his voluminous career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Over the course of several years, he has had many roles at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Afterwards, he went on to found Chopper Trading in 2002. Fernando stayed at the helm of the company since its inception. He took pride in finding stellar recruits that can not only endure the lengthy interview process, but want to retire at the company. Chopper Trading was sold to a financial services leader, DRW in 2015 which lead Fernando into his new endeavors.
Now as the leader of Scoutahead.com, he helps professionals gain critical insights needed to grow their business. He is also a donor to the Clinton Foundation and is advising Hillary Clinton on a government intelligence advisory board.
Fernando is also involved in music and the arts. He is on the board of directors of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He makes humanitarian efforts, being on the board of directors for PAWS Chicago.
SWball September 27, 2016
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