Fractional IT Director

The fractional IT Director can transform an IT function from a drain to a source of value.

We have every confi­dence that our well-versed IT Directors will make a transformational impact on your business.

We use the term fractional IT Director to mean a role focused on:
  • Ensuring technology, teams and suppliers are well selected and properly managed.
  • Driving efficient and effective use of technology throughout the business.
  • Delivery of IT services to underpin and improve the business.
  • Management and oversight of team and suppliers and ensures good practice and proper cyber security and risk management throughout.

An elite but affordable IT Director

An IT Director supervises technology, teams and suppliers. They focus on delivery of IT services to support and improve a company. The ‘fractional’ bit simply means ‘part-time.’

Hiring a full-time IT Director can be a lengthy and costly process. A Freeman Clarke fractional IT Director, however, saves you both time and money. We have our own selection process, so you don’t have to expend resources on a search. Our standards are extremely high: only 1% of initial applicants become a part of our team, so you can be assured that our IT Directors are the absolute best in the market. Our exclusive focus on the mid-market means a good fit for your own mid-market company.

Why fractional?

Because some businesses have smaller, more tactical requirements. They need the knowledge and experience of an IT Director, but there is no call for a full-time position. A fractional IT Director fulfills that role at a sustainable price.

A unique combination of leadership and teamwork

Freeman Clarke IT Directors enjoy a unique combination of commercial and technical experience. They are part of our own team as well, communicating regularly with other technology leaders to share knowledge. This unique combination of teamwork and superior skills is why we have delivered more than 740 IT strategies to leading companies in the UK and US!

Experience and clarity

IT Directors with decades of experience are ready to get involved in the most complex and demanding business environments. They will ensure clarity and superior performance from your IT department and teams. The fractional model means you have the benefit of lower overhead, but with the depth of knowledge of an experienced IT Director.

Defining IT leadership roles

The terms fractional IT Director, CIO (Chief Information Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer) are often used interchangeably and are defined inconsistently across the industry. The fractional IT Director can transform an IT function from a drain to a source of value

 

CIO

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Accountable for technology, teams and suppliers.
Provides a clear oversight of process, systems, people, data and reporting improvements.
Actively contributes to Board discussions and creates alignment between IT and business strategy.
Drives integration, automation and transformation projects including ERP and online.
Focussed on business improvements, risk and cybersecurity management rather than just technology delivery.

CTO

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Accountable for technology, teams and suppliers.
Drives innovation, efficiency and effectiveness across the business.
Uses technology to increase company value, often through online and digital initiatives.
Oversees development of bespoke software and apps.
Representing technology initiatives to investors and other external stakeholders where necessary.

IT Director

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Accountable for technology, teams and suppliers.
Drives efficient and effective use of technology throughout the business.
Focussed on delivery of IT services to underpin and improve the business.
Manages and oversees team and suppliers and ensures good practice and proper cyber security and risk management throughout.

Board technology advisory

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May not be directly accountable. Provides counsel to the CEO and other leaders.
Drives integration, automation and transformation projects including ERP and online.
Uses technology to increase company value, often through online and digital initiatives. Provides innovation and challenge.
May provide mentoring to an existing senior IT leader.

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