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Fractional Chief Technology Officers: Maximize Growth with Flexible Digital Leadership

Transform your business under our CTO guidance: Our fractional chief technology officers (FCTOs) bring industry-specific experience and help companies streamline DevOps, improve product development cycles, and create and/or improve your overall technology strategy. Here's what we bring to the table:

Strategic Technology Leadership: Your growth demands technology strategies that align seamlessly with your objectives. Our expert FCTOs go beyond planning; they implement and scale your technology vision, bringing tech initiatives to life on time and on budget while achieving meaningful outcomes. 

Innovation & Technology Adoption: Empower our FCTOs to identify cutting-edge technologies and integrate them seamlessly into your tech stack. Our pledge to you is simple: We will deploy the right technology to enhance operational efficiency and unlock new growth opportunities for your organization. We’ve done this hundreds of times, and we will do it again!

Comprehensive IT Oversight: From product development and technology assessments to IT team development and risk management, our FCTOs provide comprehensive oversight to your existing It organization. We ensure your technology operations run smoothly and securely, positioning your organization for long term success.

Flexible Expertise: Our FCTOs offer top-tier expertise without the full-time commitment, providing scalable solutions tailored to your organizational needs. Whether you’re looking for specific project help or ongoing fractional technical leadership, we always deliver high-impact results to your business.

Meet our Featured Fractional Chief Technology Officer: Eric Faulkner


Eric Faulkner is an international marketing, product marketing management, and customer success executive who has delivered growth and profitability to over two dozen startups.

Eric Faulkner is a seasoned technology and product transformation executive with extensive experience in driving revenue growth and expanding product portfolios. His expertise spans from fast-growing startups to large-scale, VC & PE-backed digital product businesses and technology-enabled service organizations.

“I firmly believe that successful technology transformation must deliver measurable outcomes, such as enhanced operational efficiency, increased revenue, and improved customer satisfaction. Clients often hire me for my ability to simplify complex technology strategies and solutions, presenting them in a clear and compelling way to stakeholders.”

Organizations frequently hire Eric to serve as an interim/part-time Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Product Officer. He specializes in leading technology transformations, leveraging data analytics, and implementing cutting-edge technologies to achieve strategic goals.”

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How Our Fractional Chief Technology Officers Bring Innovation & Technical Expertise to Your Organization

  • 1

    Evaluate Your Existing Technology Stack & Process

    Our FCTOs begin by assessing your existing technology infrastructure and strategy, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement that align with your business objectives.

  • 2

    Develop a Comprehensive Technology Strategy

    We craft a robust technology strategy with clear objectives, timelines, and actionable steps.

  • 3

    Implement Advanced Technologies

    Our FCTOs integrate cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, and cloud solutions to streamline operations, enhance product offerings, and drive innovation.

  • 4

    Optimize IT Infrastructure

    We assess and upgrade your IT infrastructure to support your technology initiatives, ensuring it is scalable, efficient, and aligned with your business needs.

  • 5

    Leverage Data Analytics for Insightful Decisions

    Our FCTOs deploy robust data analytics frameworks, turning raw data into actionable insights that inform strategic decisions and drive growth.

  • 6

    Lead Product and Technology Development

    We oversee the creation and implementation of software products, ensuring they meet market demands and align with your business strategy. Our approach ensures rapid development and high-quality delivery.

  • 7

    Foster a Technology-Driven Culture

    Our FCTOs promote a culture of innovation and agility within your organization, encouraging continuous learning and technological fluency among your teams.

  • 8

    Facilitate Cross-Department Collaboration

    Our FCTOs work across departments to ensure seamless integration and collaboration, fostering a unified approach to technology adoption and implementation.

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Fractional Expertise We Offer

Fractional Chief Technology Officers: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of a Fractional Chief Technology Officer?

A Fractional Chief Technology Officer (FCTO) oversees an organization’s technology infrastructure and strategy on a part-time basis. We typically manage the deployment of cutting-edge technological solutions to optimize operations, foster innovation, and align with business objectives.

Our FCTOs are often hired when an organization is not ready to hire a full-time CTO due to business or strategic uncertainty, competing priorities, or resource constraints. Our FCTOs spend 3-6 months addressing critical technology issues, developing comprehensive technology roadmaps, and providing the necessary insights to guide the organization’s technology strategy for the future. Oftentimes, we are also actively engaged in the process of hiring a full-time Chief Technology Officer for our client.

Our fractional CTO rates range from $300 to $500 per hour, determined by factors such as the FCTO’s experience, the client’s industry, current IT challenges, and the client’s minimum monthly commitment.

Our Fractional CTOs are commonly hired by startups and small businesses that need expert technology leadership without the cost of a full-time CTO. SaaS companies often require specialized expertise for product development and technology strategy. At DAP, SaaS companies represent the most extensive client pool for us.  Healthcare technology companies need advanced technological solutions for data management, compliance, and innovation. Financial services firms require robust IT infrastructure and cybersecurity measures to handle sensitive data. E-commerce and retail businesses focus on enhancing digital platforms, improving customer experiences, and streamlining operations. Manufacturing and logistics also hire our experts to implement technology for process optimization, automation, and supply chain management. Finally, Education and EdTech companies integrate new technologies for digital learning platforms and administrative efficiency.

A Fractional Chief Technology Officer (FCTO) drives innovation by identifying and implementing cutting-edge technologies that align with business goals. They conduct thorough assessments of current technology infrastructures and strategies, identifying and prioritizing areas for improvement. By integrating advanced solutions such as AI, machine learning, and cloud computing, our FCTOs streamline operations and enhance product offerings. Additionally, FCTOs leverage data analytics to provide actionable insights, enabling informed decision-making that supports strategic innovation. 

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Why Companies Want to Work With Our Fractional Chief Technology Officers

  • We implement cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, machine learning, and cloud solutions, to enhance operational efficiency and drive innovation.
  • We provide specialized expertise for pivotal IT projects and initiatives, delivering the skills necessary for swift technological advancement.
  • We accelerate technology transformation by leveraging our extensive experience and industry insights, enabling us to swiftly develop and implement strategies that align with your business objectives. This approach empowers CEOs and founders to drive growth, enhance operational efficiency, and stay ahead of the competition.

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