Looking for an expert CIO, CTO or CISO?

Freeman Clarke can help. Our team of Board-level IT leaders is the best in the business and has deep experience in transforming mid-market businesses with technology.

Freeman Clarke is the largest and most experienced team of  Board-level IT leaders. We work exclusively with ambitious organisations, helping our mid-market clients drive growth with technology.

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How it works

Our simple, four-step process removes the guesswork, allowing you to get the absolute best fit for your mid-market company. This is how we go about finding you a Principal (a CIO or CTO):

1.

You get in touch

It starts with a no-pressure conversation in which you explain to your Regional Director your business’s challenges and goals.

2.

We get to know you

No two businesses are alike. That’s why your Regional Director learns how your business works, its products and services, its culture, the IT you use, the problem areas and opportunities. It’s about efficiently capturing a holistic picture: typically all it takes is a 90-minute meeting.

3.

Making a match

The Regional Director provides a specific IT proposal as well as the best Principal for your business. During a four- or five-day review, the Principal spends time with your business, a chance for you to get to know each other.

4.

Working together

The Principal starts working towards your benchmarks and goals. Since we work on monthly contracts, there is no lock-in; you can scale up or scale down at any time.

1

You get in touch

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It starts with a no-pressure conversation in which you explain to your Regional Director your business’s challenges and goals.

2

We get to know you

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No two businesses are alike. That’s why your Regional Director learns how your business works, its products and services, its culture, the IT you use, the problem areas and opportunities. It’s about efficiently capturing a holistic picture: typically all it takes is a 90-minute meeting.

3

Making a match

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The Regional Director provides a specific IT proposal as well as the best Principal for your business. During a four- or five-day review, the Principal spends time with your business, a chance for you to get to know each other.

4

Working together

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The Principal starts working towards your benchmarks and goals. Since we work on monthly contracts, there is no lock-in; you can scale up or scale down at any time.

How do we match you to the right CIO or CTO?

We understand that hiring a fractional CIO or CTO is about more than just skills. It’s about cultural fit as well. That’s why we ensure your Principal is matched on a number of factors, including:

  • Experience of the technology and project you require
  • Experience of your sector and challenges
  • Knowledge of partners to work within your space
  • Location

Why Freeman Clarke?

  • A streamlined process. We’re not a recruitment agency, so you won’t have to wade through thirty CVs. Our Principals are vetted and ready to work.
  • We’re good at this. Over 300 satisfied clients and a world-class NPS score. Read what our clients say about us.
  • It’s affordable. Many mid-market businesses simply don’t need a full-time CIO or CTO. Our fractional model provides Board-level service at a fraction of the usual cost.
  • A team of 85+ IT leaders. When you engage one Principal, you get the backing of the entire Team, who meet regularly to share tips and institutional knowledge.
  • Independence. We don’t make outside agreements with suppliers, so you know our recommendations are objective.
  • Flexibility. We can start tomorrow, and we can scale up or down as you need it.
  • We’re the best in the business. We have a nine-point screening process, accepting only 1% of applicants, which saves you time and money.
  • No lock-in/low-risk. A straightforward rolling 30-day contract that you may end at any time.
  • Experience. We’ve got experts in every industry: ERP, cyber security, bespoke software, systems integration, automation, innovation, team management, and more.

Why Freeman Clarke?

We’ve got every industry covered:

IT strategy and delivery | ERP | Systems integration | Cyber security, risk, and compliance | Private equity | M&A and exit | Leadership and development | Bespoke software | Data and reporting | Automation and more

With deep commercial knowledge, experts in all sectors, and over 300 happy clients—we’ve got you covered.

Want an informative but no-strings, no-pressure conversation?

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Answers to the most commonly asked questions about us.

 

Why fractional?

Many mid-market businesses don’t need, don’t want, or can’t afford a full-time CIO or CTO. Our fractional model provides a Board-level service at a fraction of a cost.

How much does it cost?

We’re priced for the mid-market. We have the best people in the business, and you can access them at a rate that is more affordable than you think. Also, it’s fixed… read more.

Why is Freeman Clarke different from a recruitment agency?

First, we already have a Team of vetted, exceptional IT  leaders; we’re not just collecting CVs and sending them on. Second, our Regional Directors work to understand your business… read more.

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Get your tech working harder. Find out how.

Don’t just take our word for it. Read some of our client testimonials.

 

‘When Kev Cooper established and delivered a clear and market-leading IT strategy, our business became recognised as a recruitment technology firm. This allowed us to secure our funding deal and contributed significantly to the valuation we achieved. Kev has been everything and more that we hoped for when making this appointment, and I cannot recommend Freeman Clarke highly enough.’

Cynthia Bostock, CEO, Amberjack.

 

Working with leading organisations, all with the vision and ambition to achieve high goals, Kev takes leadership in developing and delivering technology strategies and digital transformations. Read more.

‘Having Dave on board has given us confidence that our IT investments are properly aligned to both business and IT strategy and that our growth plans and ever-changing customer needs can be accommodated.’

Paul Oliver, CFO, BioCity

 

Dave has been with Freeman Clarke since 2013. He works as a trusted IT expert across multiple sectors, from bioscience to manufacturing and construction, with company structures from family-owned to Board-run with investment backing. Read more.

 

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