Raj Fernando is a world renowned entrepreneur. He is a businessman that understands the nature of the business and how stressful it can turn out to be. Because of that, he always endeavors to keep the surrounding atmosphere in his businesses as pleasant as possible. Therefore, it is important that all his workers get along. For this reason, Raj Fernando approaches hiring in a different style.
Fernando’s methodology is lengthy and involved. Unlike his competitors that hire only three individuals after bringing in over 30 potentials and putting them on training. Raj’s intentions when hiring is to get individuals that can work in his company for many years. His approach is not guided by how much an individual will make his company. However, it is based on what an individual will offer the company when it comes to enhancing it and contributing to making the other employees better. He has used the approach of hiring A players successfully in his firms including Chopper Trading and Scoutahead.
Raj Fernando has had a successful entrepreneurial journey. He started working while he was still enrolled at Beloit College. Fernando started working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He began as a volunteer before proceeding to serve in multiple positions in the company. Moreover, the Chicago Board of trade is Fernando’s second workplace where he worked from 1991 to 2001. After having made great accomplishments in the two institutions, he decided to form an investment company. As a result, he created Chopper Trading in 2002.
He guided Chopper in its growth. The firm’s employees grew and its business as well. Chopper Trading traded in all the major markets. In 2015, Fernando established Scoutahead. The company is designed to promote professional advancement and productivity using cutting edge communication systems.
Raj Fernando has contributed to the work of organizations like US Commodity Trading Futures Commission. Additionally, he has made charity contributions in his native Chicago and other parts of the U.S. He has supported Wounded Warriors and serves on the board of directors of a no-kill animal shelter called PAWS Chicago. Fernando also sits on the board of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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