Raj Fernando founder and CEO of Scoutahead.com is also the former CEO and founder of Chopper Trading. He actively works in foreign policy and is a expert in technological innovation and international financial markets. He serves on the board of directors for the American Security Project and on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institute. He also currently serves on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Fernando started his career volunteering at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. After he graduated from college, he worked his way up to the highest positions. Then worked several trading positions at the Chicago Board of Trade and became founder of Chopper Trading in 2002. In 2004, Raj Fernando made the decision to stop trading full time to work on making Chopper Trading the success it became. Fernando, the CEO managed and designed the most powerful risk management, trading, communications, monitoring and source code security systems in the financial industry.
Over more than a decade, he grew Chopper Trading into one of the largest empires of its kind. Chopper Trading was one of the largest global exchange companies. The company grew to be 250 employees worldwide. The company employed some of the greatest traders and engineers around. In 2015 Chopper sold out to DRW which is a global leader in the industry. Mr. Fernando launched in 2016 Scoutahead.com. This is an internet startup company he developed to deliver trusted information to other individuals and companies. He created this company to increase professional and corporate growth, and productivity.