At the scene of the 3000-feet office space lies over 10 tennis tables, six poker joints and about 15 weight lifts. This is how Chopper Trading office looks like. Though it may seem peculiar and ludicrous for such a respected company, over 150 employees find this unique office arrangement beneficial. After a long day of hustle and bustle associated with work, the employees usually find relief by resorting to exercise and gaming.
Raj Fernando, former Chopper Trading CEO, acknowledges the stress associated with the nature of business. That is why his company wants to keep the work environment as pleasant as possible. As a result, Fernando has a unique methodology when it comes to getting new employees. According to him, an employee should make working less miserable for others. He or she should create an enabling environment at the workplace to enhance productivity on a larger scale. His approach is different. It is thorough and lengthy, which tends to contradict significantly with the conventional methods of hiring.
About Raj Fernando
Raj Fernando is the founder and CEO of Scouthead, a firm that provides internet solutions to hundreds of individuals and corporate organizations in the United States. Before forming Scouthead in early 2016, Fernando worked as the CEO of Chopper Trading until he sold it in late 2015. He was also the founder of Chopper Trading. He transformed the company from a small fixed income startup to a multi-million dollar venture with over ten branches and 200 employees across the country. His vast knowledge and interest in technology made him a pillar at Chopper Trading. Everybody looked up to him for advice and direction. The company has since expanded its scope of business to attract over 10,000 clients from different parts of the country.
Before he became an entrepreneur, Raj Fernando worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a volunteer. He worked is way up the career ladder to become one of the senior board members at Chicago Board of Trade from 1991 to 2001.