Raj Fernando was born in 1971 to Laura and CK Fernando in Denmark. His parents moved to the United States when he was just a year old. He is a famous businessman who is based in the United States. Raj is also a respected philanthropist and political fundraiser and donor. At the moment, he is the CEO and chairman of a startup known as Scoutahead.com.
Raj grew up in the US, and he went for his college education at the Beloit College. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Economics. Later on, he went for further studies at the University College in London.
When Raj Fernando was still in school, he decided to work as a volunteer at an organization called Chicago Mercantile Exchange. After his education, the same organization offered him employment, and he managed to work in several roles. He also worked at the Chicago Board of Trade at one time.
After working in the employment industry for some time, Raj Fernando felt that he was ready to start his trading company. He had acquired enough experience, having worked in the industry for over ten years. In 2002, Chopper Trading was founded.
Chopper Trading is a recognized proprietary trading company that is currently based in Chicago. The company focuses mainly on areas of equities, fixed incomes, and several other products. Raj Fernando worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the enterprise.
When Chopper Trading was developing, Raj Fernando was responsible for several duties. He implemented, designed and even managed the complicated risk management, trading, communication and source code security operations. Under his leadership, the company grew significantly. The institution was able to trade in the international largest exchanges such as ICE, CME, LSE and the Eurex. By 2010, the company had given more than two hundred and fifty people employment opportunities.
Last year in January, the businessman decided to sell Chopper Trading to a firm called DRW Trading Group. After the successful sale, he decided to start Soutahead.com, an online startup that serves consumers from different parts of the globe. Raj serves as the CEO and chairman of the startup.