Raj Fernando almost gained national recognition in 2011 when his company was ranked among the top three fundraisers for President Obama’s campaign. Besides President Obama’s campaign, Raj also served as Hilary Clinton’s Illini finance chair during the campaign.
Raj Fernando is an individual who believes that one has to interact with other like-minded people if he or she is to draw sufficient inspiration and motivation to attain success. For instance, he was able to interact with some of America’s wealthiest people during the 2011 presidential campaigns.
Raj Fernando has grown to be a renowned business person in Chicago. He started his business career when he was still pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Beloit College.
He later moved to serve as a volunteer trader in Chicago Board of Trade. Due to his exemplary performance as a trader, he was employed as a merchant in Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he worked from 1997 to 2002. He left the company after making the decision to start his business venture.
In 2002, Raj founded Chopper Trading as a fixed income trading company. Under his visionary leadership, the company achieved a significant growth and opened other regional offices outside Chicago. The firm grew to be among the best trading companies that boasted of having the most professional traders in the industry.
In 2015, he sold Chopper Trading to DRW and started scoutahead.com where he currently serves as the CEO. Scoutahead.com specializes in providing internet solutions such as conducting surveys and reviews for their clients.
His businesses have always grown due to his exceptional ability to bring together a passionate team of experts. His companies have always experienced remarkably low employee turnover. By working with self-driven employees, he is able to guarantee high-quality services to his customers.
Besides running successful business ventures, Raj Fernando is an ardent Philanthropist who supports different groups around Chicago and across the country. Among the beneficiaries of his philanthropy include Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Illinois Holocaust Museum. In his leisure time, he engages in fitness exercises, plays guitar, or hangs out with people from work.