Raj Fernando is a unique businessman and investor. The uniqueness comes from the way he hires his employees and from the way he implements his business strategies. Unlike other business people, he can be found on several social media platforms where he actively keeps his followers with his latest inventions and innovations. Raj Fernando can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, and even Twitter. Raj employs a unique strategy in hiring his employees. In Chopper Trading, he would target long-term employees who would retire at the firm. He did not go with the current method of having several graduate trainees and choosing the best at the end of the day. Instead, he went for the promising ones from the start and training them all through.
Raj Fernando is well known for his role with Chopper Trading Company. He was the co-founder and the chief executive officer of this firm. He later sold this company to another company called DRW Trading Group. The two firms operate from Chicago, Illinois. He was very successful while working with Chopper Trading Company as the firm managed to employ over 250 people and trade on well-known platforms such as ICAP-Broketek and Cantor Fitzgerald –espeed. He also traded with LSE, NASDAQ, and CME.
Raj Fernando has always been determined to succeed since his days in college. To show his determination, he took a volunteer position at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he gained some valuable experience. He then proceeded to the Chicago Board of Trade where he spent 10 years before venturing out on his own. It’s after his time at the Chicago Board of Trading that he decided to establish the Chopper Trading. In his years as a businessman, Raj has always supported the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission. He does this by ensuring that he stands for an open, competitive and transparent market. He also features in some of the commission’s discussion about various issues.
After selling the Chopper Trading Company, Raj decided to establish another company known as the Scoutahead. He has retained the position of chief executive officer. Other than business, he is also involved in charity organizations and giving back to the community.