Raj Fernando, an Active Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Raj Fernando is the CEO and former founder of Chopper Trading. He is also the current founder and chief executive officer of scoutahead.com. Raj Fernando is an expert in IT innovations and international financial markets. Fernando is also actively involved in foreign policy matter and currently serves on the Foreign Policy Leadership Committee which is based in Brookings Institute, in addition to his board membership in the American Security Project as well as Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Career path

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he began his career as a volunteer. He later worked his way up in different positions in the company and at the Chicago Board of Trade between 1991 and 2001. In 2002, he founded the copper Trading. The company expanded tremendously under his leadership to over 250 employees and managed to trade on the LSE, CME, Nasdaq, ICE, ECAP-Broketer, Eurex, and Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed.

Fernando made significant contributions to the operations of the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC) trough supporting its mission of establishing competitive, transparent, and financially viable markets. In the year 2013, he addressed an international audience which included shareholders and the media during the annual Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference.

In 2015, DRW Trading Group, a Chicago-based trading firm bought Chopper Trading Company from Fernando. Later in 2016, he launched the Internet startup firm, scoutahead-a company crafted to enhance professional and corporate grown and productivity. This was through establishing advanced and secure communication systems. Currently, he serves as the CEO and the chairman of the company.

Fernando’s Philanthropic Efforts

Fernando supports a number of philanthropic efforts around Chicago and the United States. He serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as the board of directors for PAWS Chicago. Also, he is a supporter of the Clinton Foundation, Wounded Warriors, and Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.

Fernando is a renowned leader in areas of security, and this ensured his appointment to the International Security Advisory Board in 2011.

For more information please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Fernando

Top Three Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipsticks For Winter

Winter is just around the corner and we all know what that means – dry, cracked lips. As if finding and wearing lipstick didn’t chap your lips enough already, but combined with the dry, cold air of winter, winter lipstick wearing is a losing game.


Fortunately, there are lipsticks on the market that don’t dry your lips out, like Velvetines Liquid Lipsticks line from Lime Crime; and with over thirty shades, finding one you love is almost certain. Plus, they’re certified vegan by PETA and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. Win-win!


As the website says, the liquid lipsticks are inspired by the texture of rose petals and dry to a touchable velvet finish.


Here are three excellent Lime Crime Velvetines to try out this winter, all available on UrbanOutfitters:



This dark and sultry shade of deep red is perfect for the moodiness of winter. Hovering somewhere between blood red and black, this is a fierce shade that would match well with that LBD. It’s also limited edition, so grabbing one now (for only $20 too!) is probably a good idea.



This grey-blue shade is reminiscent of wintertime and holiday decorations. The grey aspect tones down the blue a little bit without making it dull. This shade fits in well with the bright colors Lime Crime is famous for without being overly bright, making it a wonderful fit for the subdued colors of winter.



With a name like Marshmallow, how could this not be a fit for winter? This frosty shade of pink adds the fun flush of playing outside in the cold and is wearable enough for the everyday.



All three Velvetines cost $20 each and can be ordered online at Lime Crime’s store on Glambot. Or you can order online at Doll’s Kill.