Fractional CTO

A fractional CTO will create, lead and deliver technology strategies and solutions that accelerate your business growth.

Our executive-level, business-focused Chief Technology Officers will make a transformational impact on your business.

We use the term “fractional” CTO to mean a role focused on:
  • Responsibility for technology, teams, and suppliers.
  • Driving innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness across the company.
  • Using technology to increase company value, often through online and digital initiatives.
  • Overseeing the development of custom software and apps.
  • Representing technology initiatives to investors and other external stakeholders when necessary.

Why have a CTO, and can I afford one?

A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for technology, teams and suppliers. They drive innovation and efficiency across the business.

Hiring a full-time CTO is an expensive exercise. By definition, CTOs have decades of experience and one of the most demanding roles within a company.

But having a fractional CTO means that a heavy financial burden is lifted “fractional” simply means part-time or interim

 

Meet our team

How to hire a CTO

At Freeman Clarke, we have a stringent selection process: only 1% of applicants make it through! We insist that our CTOs have extensive technological and business experience, and we ensure that they understand the particular culture of the mid-market sector.

So you can be confident that we have done all the same HR processes that you would for a full-time employee. This can shave weeks or even months off the hiring process, freeing you up to focus on business. And with our emphasis on the mid-market, you can be confident of a good fit.

In many ways we bring more to the table than a full-time CTO. Freeman Clarke is a company of 85+ CTOs and CIOs, which means when you hire one of our experts, you benefit from that institutional experience and support.

The 6 must-haves for hiring ‘simply the best’ CTO!

Rich experience connecting digital to business objectives

We have built our team around the fundamental idea that businesses need to connect their systems and digital strategy to their business objectives. This should be the ambition of every innovative company, and we see real growth when the two disciplines are linked.

 

Connect your systems and digital strategy to your business objectives

Technological, strategic, and leadership skills to drive growth

Working on a fractional basis also means that a Freeman Clarke CTO can do a highly specialized job. Our team can facilitate in a number of areas, from software and product development to implementing large-scale IT infrastructures or a comprehensive digital transformation.

All of our fractional CTOs have a unique combination of characteristics suitable to ambitious mid-market businesses. They have superior technological knowledge. They are strategic thinkers and compelling leaders. They understand how to use technology to drive growth.

We have every confidence that our Chief Technology Officers will make a transformational impact on your business.

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 CTO can transform a business through innovation and value creation.

 

CIO

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

CTO

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Responsible 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 custom software and apps.
Represents technology initiatives to investors and other external stakeholders where necessary.

IT Director

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Responsible for technology, teams, and suppliers.
Drives efficient and effective use of technology throughout the business.
Focuses on delivery of IT services to underpin and improve the business.
Manages and oversees team and suppliers, ensuring best practice and appropriate cyber-security and risk management.

C-Suite Technology Advisor

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May not have direct responsibilities. Advises the CEO and other executives.
Drives integration, automation and transformation projects including ERP and online.
Uses technology and innovation to increase company value, often through online and digital initiatives.
May mentor an existing senior IT leader.

We will help you build the technology your business needs.

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