As the founder of Chopper Trading and now the survey web site Scoutahead.com, Raj Fernando has fashioned a strong profile in whatever field he dedicates himself in.
Raj Fernando gains his trading skills with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. He was cash bond trader before starting his company Chopper Trading in 2002. Fernando earned his bachelor’s degree from Beloit College in economics and history.
As the founder and CEO of Chopper Trading, Fernando made sure he looked after his employees who worked under him. From his days on the trading floor, Fernando was aware of how stressful the trading life can be. His aim was to bring in talent with an eye toward keeping them for a the long term. He didn’t follow the usual training philosophy in the business, but was more interested in nurturing the developing talent in the industry. He wanted workers who were positive and could work well with others rather than how much money they could bring in.
He sold Chopper Trading in 2015 and soon started Scoutahead.com, a survey and review site that helps provide targeted information for organizations, businesses, and even individuals. He serves the site in the same capacity as he served Chopper Trading as the CEO. The Scoutahead.com has had several surveys on the 2016 presidential election and usually features a weekly poll.
Fernando was briefly tapped for the State Department’s International Security Advisory Board, but chose to step down the role.
Fernando is noted for his philanthropy in Chicago and across the nation. The sits on the governing board for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.