CTO services for startups, small and midsize organizations

The experienced leadership you need
with the flexibility you want.

Experienced leadership has never been more important…

  • Why haven't we found product-market fit?
  • Too complicated for users
  • Fix bugs impacting customers
  • Why does the team keep missing deadlines?
  • Hire more developers
  • Are our systems secure?
  • Fix poor performance
  • Look into compliance audit
  • What is our AI strategy?
  • Cloud costs!!!

…and yet so difficult to fit in the budget.

The challenge is that experienced, full-time CTOs require significant compensation, which is out of reach for many small and midsize organizations. Especially when you consider the need for an expensive and time-consuming nationwide search to find the right candidates.

On the other hand, the cost of not having great leadership can be much, much higher.

It can feel like being stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Building the wrong product, not innovating, security and privacy issues, shipping with bugs or poor performance, and moving too slowly all have a significant impact on revenue — and ultimately cost even more.

Over 20 years of experience in leadership
and software development roles.

Jeremy Bower

When I started my career as a software developer, I joined startups so that I could move quickly with others and invent the future. While we had many successes (two of the startups were acquired), there were also challenges.

I shifted to leadership roles to support teams as they move past these challenges. For over a decade, I focused on learning about the people, processes and tools that enable software teams to perform at a high-level.

Today, I work with startups, small and midsize organizations to build and scale happy, innovative and impactful software product teams.

  • Track record of success leading software teams at startups, small and midsize buisinesses, one with over $700 million in revenue, in the areas of healthcare, life sciences, clean energy, finance, retail and media
  • Increased software development capacity by 2-10x at startups by reorganizing teams, training agile methodologies, simplifying software development workflows, and introducing workflow automation
  • Maximized product impact and innovation by aligning tasks with business goals
  • 10+ years of hands-on software development experience building web, mobile and cloud applications, including at two startups that were acquired
  • 10+ years of technology leadership experience as VP and CTO
  • 3000+ hours of agile leadership experience
  • Degrees in computer science and business
  • Certificates in agile leadership, agile product management, cloud computing, machine learning, and advanced cybersecurity
Eli Singer

Eli Singer

CEO, SpeakSuite

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"Jeremy's experience and leadership allowed SpeakSuite to quickly scale beyond a successful (but limited) prototype to a secure, reliable, HIPAA-compliant product that is ready to meet the needs of large speech therapy institutions with web and mobile apps, APIs, AI and cloud systems. The software development team is happier and more productive with their new workflow, and customers love the results!"

All of the experience without any of the full-time commitment.

What is a CTO? The Chief Technology Officer is a senior executive, reporting to the CEO, who is accountable for product development at Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies or at organizations with a business technology group.

All organizations that develop software products can benefit from the advice and expertise of a CTO. The amount of leadership needed varies between organizations and over time.

I offer virtual, fractional and interim CTO services to fit the needs of your organization — now and in the future.

Virtual
4 hours/week
Advisory leadership for
boards and CEOs
from US$960 per week
  • Advise on product and technology decisions
  • Build trust with investors, board members and customers
  • Align product, design and technology strategies with business goals
  • Introduce generative AI, data analytics, and other advanced strategies
  • Identify opportunities to shorten time to market
Fractional
1-4 days/week
Part-time leadership for
software products
from US$1,920 per week
  • Create shared understanding with a comprehensive assessment
  • Align product, design and delivery strategies with business goals
  • Hire and lead cross-functional teams to quickly innovate and discover product-market fit
  • Optimize software delivery with workflow automation
  • Ensure compliance, security, quality, reliability and efficiency by design
  • Minimize product costs

plus virtual services

Interim
interim
5 days/week
Experienced leadership for an
unplanned or forced vacancy
from US$9,600 per week
  • Continue critical initiatives without interruption
  • Start important initiatives without delay
  • Stop initiatives not aligned with business goals
  • Support the executive search, hiring process and smooth transition to a permanent CTO

plus fractional services

International experience.
Based in Canada.

Experience leading remote teams with product,
design and technology members in the US, Canada,
Europe, South America, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Happy and innovative software teams that delight customers don't just happen…
it takes years of experience.

Get in touch today to learn more.