Browse Month: October 2016

Raj Fernando American Success Story

Raj Fernando is an American Businessman who has had an incredible amount of success. He personally designed and managed one of the most technically sophisticated trading, monitoring and communications systems in the industry. He is also on a list of one of the elite donors to the Democratic party and an outspoken Hillary Clinton advocate.

Raj is originally from Sri Lanka and when his family moved to the United States they settled in Oak Brook Illinois. He graduated from Hillsdale Central High School in Oakbrook Illinois and from there he went to Beloit College In Wisconsin. It was while he was at college that Raj became interested in commodities and futures trading. Raj learned all the basics of commodity trading after getting a position on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. When he got comfortable with his trading skills he founded Chopper Trading. Over the course of 10 years, Raj grew Chopper into one of the largest participants trading on the biggest global exchanges including the Nasdaq, Eurex, CME futures group, and the Cantor among others. Raj has also regularly contributed to the work of the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission supporting its mission of encouraging ambitious and sound financial markets.

Today Raj has amassed enough wealth to become a major contributor to not only Chicago charities and civic organizations but also to Democratic campaigns and causes. Raj is also on the board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which just happens to be one of the finest symphonies in the world. This presidential cycle, he is also to be an Illinois super-delegate to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. Before Hillary Clinton’s bid for president, Raj was a major fundraiser for President Barrack Obama in his 2012 bid, funneling over $500,000.00 dollars into his re-election campaign. He has also hosted fundraisers for vice president Joe Biden in 2011 and Hillary Clinton in 2015.

Through the years, Fernando has given between $1 million dollars and $5 million dollars to the Clinton Foundation who only discloses the broad range of contribution, not the specifics.

Raj in Facebook: RajivFernano

Measures that Securus Technologies is Adopting to Be the Leader of Inmate Telephone Systems

Securus Technologies recently announced that eleven of their field specialists acquired the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) certification. BICSI is a professional organization that hugely supports the ICT sector. To be precise, ICT comprises of data and voice security, video and audio technologies and project management. BICSI credential holders and members usually design, install, maintain and manage ICT projects. Most of these projects involve wireless-based, copper-based and optical fiber systems. The Building Industry Consulting Service International also serves 23,000 ICT experts by offering training, publications, and conferences across 100 nations.

 

Securus Technologies’ Senior Vice President, Danny De Hoyos explained how BICSI was ideal for his company. He added that the services offered by BICSI could help Securus Technologies in maintaining the highest level of reliability and performance to its corrections clients. The field specialists who received the certification have a minimum of 15 years working experience at Securus.

 

These technology solutions apply to investigators and correctional facilities. The firm’s public safety solutions are designed to help law enforcement agencies in collecting, consolidating, visualizing, storing and distributing real-time information. The technology heavyweight was established in 1986 and has regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Allen, Texas and Carrollton, Texas.

 

With its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Securus has managed to serve 3,450 correctional, law enforcement and public safety agencies. On average, 1.2 million inmates across North America use telephone services provided by Securus. With such numbers, the company is entirely committed to providing state-of-the-art solutions to the criminal and civil justice sector. Securus Technologies recently announced that it had invested over $600 million in technologies, acquisitions, and patents within three years.