In 2002 entrepreneur Raj Fernando opened Chopper Trading, and before he sold the company in 2015 he had grown the company to over 250 employees and it was traded on the major markets. Raj Fernando came from a background that included over ten years of expertise at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Due to his extensive experience and unique skillset Fernando was uniquely placed to lead the new trading company. After the lucrative sale of Chopper Trading he launched the successful Internet startup, Scoutahead. As the CEO and Chairman of Scoutahead Fernando offers advanced communication systems that companies can use to increase their productivity and growth.
Beyond his business interests, Fernando is an avid philanthropist, and his efforts range from serving on the board of trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to the board of directors for a no-kill animal shelter.
Raj Fernando is also a valued voice in the political arena and sits on the board of directors for the American Security Project, is a member of both the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee at the Brookings Institution.
As a businessman Fernando is well aware of the many areas the business world can intersect with the policical and social, and by maintaining an active voice in many arenas he is well-situated to make his current venture, Scoutahead, as much a success as Chopper Trading.
Eric Pulier has helped a lot of the kids who have special needs because these kids need the best adaptive devices that they could use. Someone who is trying to be sure that they can help their kids needs to know the name of Eric Pulier because he has been so good about helping kids. He wants to be sure that all the kids who need technology help can get it, and he brought it to schools in the 90s using People Doing Things. He made a lot of devices for kids, and he created a really good system that helped many kids where mine went to school.
The kids in the classes we met were really ready for something new that would help them get through school. These kids wanted to feel like they had an actual chance of graduating, but they were not going to graduate unless they got help. Pulier wants to be sure that they can use all these devices, and he brought them into the schools to make sure that they kids got what they needed. The kids all got to ask questions about what they needed, and then they got devices they could actually keep once they graduated.
The planning from People Doing Things made life a lot easier for our children, and we knew other families that got the same results. I always felt very good about the work that was done by People Doing Things, and I loved to work with Eric Pulier. Pulier is such a good man who has been helping people for a long time, and we are so glad that he came to our school. He works in technology even now, and he has made it very easy for a lot of people to be productive.
Over the years, John Goullet has had many successful business ventures in the IT field. He is a serial entrepreneur. He started off his career by working as an IT consultant but in 1994 he made a transition to IT staffing. Working both the consultant side, and the staffing side of IT gave John Goullet a broad perspective on the industry. He applied this understanding of the market trends that were emerging to found Info Technologies. It was a company that provided It staffing solution to companies all over the nation including some Fortune 500 companies. John’s leadership proved effective and within 5 short years the company was worth $30 million. It placed on Inc. Magazine’s list of privately held US firms that were growing the fastest. As a visionary, John saw that he could go further by partnering with others so he merged Info Technologies with Diversant Inc. With the merger was born Diversant LLC. John assumed the mantle of Principal. He is active at the company forming strategies that help Diversant face and conquer the challenges of the evolving IT industry.
Diversant is a creative company that highly values diversity. Through diversity, innovation can be increased and problems can be solved more quickly. Companies should also reflect the local communities and hiring people who reflect the demographics of the local community is something that Diversant takes pride in. By embracing diversity fully, Diversant has a competitive advantage over other IT staffing firms. No one knows how to leverage the strength of diversity better than Diversant.
Diversant is registered and nationally certified as a minority-owned Business Enterprise. It creates industry leading pioneering programs that transform business and make them empowered. Diversant has created special diversity programs that can meet the talent needs and enhance the capabilities of all businesses in the IT industry that want to benefit from the strength of increased diversity.
James Dondero is known around the world because of his success in business is the Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management. His common name is “Jim Dondero.” He is an investment advisor who is based in Dallas and is among the most experienced and excellent alternative investment managers.
One of the most notable characters of Jim is that he is a manager who is proactive in his giving. His business being majorly global and very successful, James decides to do most of giving locally. Working together with The Dallas Foundation, Jim has increased his philanthropic engagement to many civic organizations such as The Dallas Zoo, The Perot Museum, and The Bush Presidential Library.
James Dondero said, “We were searching for a partner to help in managing our annual philanthropic budget that has grown to above $3 million.” The one found was Mary Jalonick, The President and CEO of The Dallas Foundation, together with her team of donor service experts and other philanthropists.
He then added after the search and said, “We chose The Dallas Foundation which is an organization that is so deeply concerned with the North Texas community. ”
Mary Jalonick, The president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation said, “Jim’s philanthropic strategy aligns beautifully with his business acumen in employing multi-year grants as part of his giving. Mostly rare in the philanthropic environment, these grants are unbelievably very important to most non-profit making organizations since they offer a very sustainable source of funding for the long term,”.
Currently, James and The Dallas Foundation have hired Linda Owen who is the former president and CEO of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. Her role at The Dallas Foundation is focusing exclusively on Highland Dallas Foundation Inc., in connection with Jim’s vision with non-profit making partners in improving the quality of life in North Texas. Jim said that Linda’s guidance, experience, and relationships in the community would help in making a greater impact in North Texas communities.
Talk Fusion is a company that a lot of people are talking about, raving about, and excited about, especially when it comes to the future. They see a company that is on the rise, and they are already successful and popular with their customers and clients, so the fact they are on the rise speaks volumes. It means they are going to reach epic levels. They won the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award from the Technology Marketing Corporation. This is a big company and a company that is tough to please and that is meant in a good way. When someone is tough to please, it means they can tell the difference between products and find out which company is doing things the right way.
That is not how Bob Reina wants Talk Fusion to be run and it is now how he wants the company to be looked at by the public. This is their second award, actually, from this company, so they are definitely on the right path and doing the right thing. They allow people to chat with anyone, anywhere, at anytime on a variety of platforms such as tablets, smartphones, and computers. It is that face-to-face interaction over video that makes the difference. They have always recently introduced free trials for customers.
This is a great way for the company to expand and reach an even bigger audience. Once people get their hands on this product, they will extend their free trial.