Raj Fernando is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Scouthead. Before Scoutahead, Raj was the CEO and founder of Chopper Trading.
While still in University, Fernando began his career while volunteering at the Chicago Mercantile Exchanger, later on, worked his way up in positions in the company and at the Trade Board of Chicago from June 2001 to August 2002.
Under his management, the chopper trading flourished and attained more than 250 employees and had traded with SME, KSE, Nasdaq, Eurex, ICE, ICAP-Broketek, and. Cantor Fitzgerald. Fernando also had significant contributions to the Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC) work in the U.S., supporting its mission by fostering open, competitive, competitive, transparent, and financially sound markets. In 2010, Mr. Fernando spoke as one of the most featured panelists on the discussion about the disruptive business practices on the commission.
In 2013, Raj Fernando had an opportunity to address an international audience of media and shareholders at the annual Rosenblatt Leading Global Conference in Exchange, an exclusive forum in industry.
In 2015, Fernando sold his company, Chopper Trading, to DRW Trading Company, another trading firm based in Chicago.
In 2016, r. Fernando launched the Startup Internet company, Scoutahead, a company that is designed to bring improvement to professional and corporate growth and productivity through its advanced and secure system of communications. Fernando is the Chairman and CEO of Scoutahead. Mr. Fernando also supports numerous philanthropic efforts in the United States. He is one of the Trustee Board members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal living quarters. He has also been in aid of the Clinton Foundation, Wounded Warriors, and the Bug Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.
Fernando is sitting among the direction board members of the American Security Project, as a member of the Chicago Global Affairs Council. He is also serving on the Leadership Committee on Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.