Fractional CIO2024-03-22T10:27:36-04:00


Fractional CIO

TechCXO’s Fractional Chief Information Officers provide the benefits of experienced IT leadership for strategic tech decisions on a virtual, part-time, and on-demand basis.

What does a Fractional Chief Information Officer do?

You may not need a full-time Chief Information Officer (or CIO), but every organization can benefit from the seasoned knowledge and skill that a CIO can bring to their company’s technology systems. A Fractional Chief Information Officer is a part-time or contract-based executive who provides advisory services, strategic guidance, and leadership on information technology (IT) matters to organizations that may not need a full-time CIO. Consider a Fractional CIO to be the same as a part-time CIO – we help small and medium sized businesses align their IT strategy with their overall business processes and business objectives, and ensure that their IT infrastructure and operations are efficient, secure, and effective. They work closely with the leadership team to understand the business’s goals and create an IT roadmap to support those goals while at the same time aligning how the technology platform can help address business challenges.

A Fractional CIO (also sometimes referred to as a Virtual CIO, or vCIO) is particularly useful for small and medium-sized businesses that need expert guidance on IT matters but do not have the resources or need for a full-time CIO. They can help with challenges such as managing IT initiatives, providing advisory services, optimizing business processes, and addressing security concerns. A Fractional CIO can also act as a virtual CIO, managing an internal or external IT team and overseeing the implementation of IT projects. By offering fractional services, organizations can get access to experienced CIOs at a more affordable cost, allowing them to leverage their expertise without incurring the expense of a full-time executive. Because a relationship with a Fractional CIO is so cost-effective, they typically become long-term relationships in support of the company.

Fractional CIO Services

A Fractional Chief Information Officer helps companies ensure that their technology systems, applications, and infrastructure support the needs of the company today, as well as are in line to meet the future needs of the company based on its business strategy.

What to Expect


Client Testimonials

When the Vantaca Success book is written in the future, there will be many people that will be credited with our success. Greg Smith will have his own chapter as he provided clarity, confidence, and leadership for the engineering team and the company when it was so desperately needed.

Dave Sweyer, Chairman and Founder, Vantaca

You were crucial for us (and me) in our early months of launch — everything from having internet service to NexusTek. And your transition of all you’ve built has been seamless. I cannot thank you enough. We won’t hesitate to call on you!

Atul Gawande, CEO, Haven

We have successfully used Greg as both a coach and a fractional CTO, and in both cases, the portfolio companies were very happy with the result and felt that he helped us focus appropriately and move the ball forward.

Brennan Mulcahey, Partner, Brook Venture Partners

Our Team

Ian Findlay
Ian FindlayPartner - Interim & Fractional CIO
Sam Schneider
Sam SchneiderPartner - Product & Technology; Interim / Fractional CIO
Dan Brown
Dan BrownPartner - Product & Technology; Interim & Fractional CIO, CTO
Kirby Winters
Kirby WintersInfoSec Practice Lead / Fractional CiSO / Interim CTO / Fractional CIO
Greg Smith
Greg SmithManaging Partner, Product & Technology
David Johnston
David JohnstonPrincipal, Product & Technology


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