What is a Chief Technology Officer (CTO)?

Senior technology leader responsible for commercial software product development, reporting to the CEO or similar; usually in a technology organization.

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Do I need a CTO?

All but the smallest of organizations can benefit from the advice and expertise of a CTO.  What varies is the amount of time and the length of time needed.  Explore Virtual, Fractional, and Interim roles below.

The right person, for the right amount of time


Group 4

1-4 hours/week

Highly fractional, advisory leadership (10% or less).

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Group 20

1-4 days/week

Part-time leadership responsibility (20-80%) where full-time dedication is not necessary or affordable

Path 24


Group 6

5 days/week

Full-time leadership responsibilities during an unplanned or forced vacancy.

Path 24

Fortium also provides

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Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Senior technology leader responsible for technology investment and strategy, reporting to the CEO or similar; usually in a non-technology organization.

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Senior technology leader responsible for the overall security and compliance posture of an organization, generally, though not always, reporting to the CIO/CTO with CEO and Board autonomy, for technology and non-technology organizations


Can you help us with a full-time, employed CIO, CTO, or CISO?

While we are not a search firm, we do offer a path to a full-time, employment role. Our pay-as-you-go model involves a monthly fee of 20% of the employee’s actual salary and bonus on a monthly basis, spreading the hiring risk over time.

Our one-time placement fee model involves an up-front fee based on the employee’s salary and bonus offer with no ongoing fees to Fortium. In both cases, the employee remains a Fortium Partner with continuing access to Fortium’s research, methodologies, and fellow Partners at no additional charge.

The 3 Differentiating Factors

World Class Leaders

We're the largest and fastest-growing partnership of experienced CTOs in the world.


Averaging more than 25 years of experience, our Partners have served as top leaders in some of the most recognizable brands in the world.

Immediate Engagement

Your CTO can be deployed at a moment's notice.


Our Partners assume leadership responsibility, continue important initiatives, and handle the unexpected.


Our Partners help you evaluate what worked and didn't work last time, how the organization needs to change, and the key attributes needed for your next CTO to be successful.


We'll even help you interview and select the right candidate.

Our Success Stories


Interim CTO Services

Fast-Growing SaaS BillPay Innovator

This leading PE-owned SaaS company in the hot FinTech space needed senior CTO leadership to integrate a massive acquisition and expand globally. They chose Fortium.

Interim CTO Services

Leading SaaS Growth Equity Firm

Private Equity + Fortium Partners is the easiest way for PE to find technology leadership for their portfolio. Any size company. Any industry. Now.

Our partners have delivered bold leadership to the C-suites of the most respected and recognized companies in the world.


We boldly step in to get the work done. We know what to do. We don't make it complicated. And we say what needs to be said. Ready to join us?

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