Raj Fernando heads Scoutahead.com as the founder and CEO. He also works for Foreign Policy Leadership Committee under the Brookings Institute, the American Security Project Board of Directors, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra board of directors, the PAWS Chicago board of trustees and the Global Affairs Chicago Council. Raj Fernando is an expert in the finance and technological industry and has earned recognition by the former USMC Brigadier General and current CEO of the American Security Project, who cited him as a key member in the fight for national cyber security.
The career of Raj began at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange while he was a college student. He volunteered at the firm before earning employment after his graduation. He graduated from the Beloit College with a degree in Economics and later moved on to study at the University College of London.
In 2002, Mr. Raj set up Chopper Trading with the experience gained while at his former workplace. In 2004, Fernando rerouted Chopper Trading’s business from finance to technology. He was responsible for managing risk management programs, communications, trades, and regulating the source code security of the banking industry.
The founder expanded Chopper Tradings to compete in large markets such as Acme, Eurex, LSE, ICE, and NASDAQ. The company employed 250 staff members with renowned engineering and trading portfolios.
The business structure of Chopper Tradings involved long hiring procedures and consistent team building for the employees. The CEO implemented a system that allowed the staff to bond and work on the same team by integrating sports on off hours. A prospective employee at Chopper Tradings would go through long and different sessions during the interview to prove their potentiality. The then CEO, Raj cited that the procedure was necessary to ensure a consistent growth of the company’s portfolio that would allow the employee to retire from the same company.
In 2016, Raj set up Scoutahead.com. Scoutahead.com specializes in advising clients on corporate and professional moves that will add to the expansion and growth of their businesses.
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