Raj Fernando in an American businessman born while his parents were living in Denmark. They relocated to the United States prior to Fernando’s first birthday. He studied at the University College of London and received Bachelor’s Degrees in history and economics from Beloit College in Wisconsin. During his college years he worked as a volunteer at the Chicago Mercantile exchange.
Following graduation Raj Fernando held took on multiple roles at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. This continued until he founded Chopper Trading in 2002. Chopper had approximately 250 employees under Fernando’s direction and was listed publicly on global exchanges. Fernando held the position of CEO and was responsible for numerous advancements and implementations in risk management, trading and much more. The company was sold to DRW Trading Group in 2015.
In 2016 Scoutahead was formed. Fernando is CEO of this startup company designed to assist the HR and communication needs for corporate America. The company offers a web-based site for HR directors to conduct employee performance reviews, offer surveys and communicate with others within their corporation.
Fernando is a noted philanthropist who has donated generously to a number of causes. This includes political campaigns and causes, the Wounded Warriors organization and the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. He is a supporter of the Illinois Holocaust Museum, the Steppenwolf Theatre and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. He serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and on the Board of Directors for the no-kill shelter, PAWS, in Chicago. Fernando is active on social media and writes a blog for Scoutahead.
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