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.