Ross Boardman, Fractional CTO

Helping founders get CTO expertise without the cost of a full-time CTO salary. 


What Is A Fractional CTO?

  • You need tech guidance but aren't ready for a full-time CTO?
  • Do you ever wish you had CTO expertise without the full-time salary commitment?
  • Do you feel at a disadvantage because of your limited tech knowledge, potentially leading to costly mistakes?
  • Is your tech team investor-ready?
  • Is your tech team stopping you from reaching your goals?

These are common challenges, especially if you are a non-technical business founder or leader.

A fractional CTO, or Chief Technology Officer, is a seasoned technology executive who offers their expertise and leadership to companies on a part-time or project-based basis. 

Companies get the benefit of C-level tech expertise without the overhead of a full-time executive salary.

What Services Do Fractional CTOs Offer?

  • Strategic Technology Leadership
  • Product & Technology Strategy
  • Product & Technology Roadmap Development
  • Organisational Design & Transformation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Product & Delivery Management
  • Agile/Lean Methodologies
  • Software Development Solutions
  • Project Delay Resolution Services
  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Development
  • Optimised Agile Project Delivery
  • Building and Leading High-Performing Teams
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Recruitment
  • Architecture
  • Software Engineering Best Practices
  • Mobile, Web & API Development
  • CRM & Data Platforms
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Supplier & Partner Management
  • Outsourcing Management and Strategy
  • Efficient Resource Allocation
  • Technical Debt Reduction Strategies
  • Investment & M&A
  • Tech Due Diligence
  • Security

Why Is It For You?

  • You want executive-level technology leadership without the full-time executive cost.
  • You want to optimise your technology and product investments with strategic planning and budgeting to ensure maximum ROI.
  • You want to develop a clear product and technology roadmap that supports your company's goals and scales with your growth trajectory.
  • You want to implement best-in-class agile methodologies to accelerate project delivery.
  • You want to attract, retain, and develop the right technology talent to build a team that can deliver on your company’s objectives.
  • You want your technology team to be investor-ready.
  • You want to leverage specialized technical expertise that scales with your business needs, allowing you to manage costs effectively while growing.

Benefits of Hiring a Fractional CTO

Cost-Effective Leadership:

Get C-level expertise without the full-time salary commitment.

Flexible Engagement:

Tailored services to fit your unique needs, whether it's for a specific project or ongoing guidance.

Immediate Impact:

Quick integration into your business to drive change and provide actionable insights from day one.

Investor-Ready Representation:

Serve as a reliable technical representative during investor meetings, especially when current technical staff might not be equipped or confident to face investors. Ensure that technical discussions are clear, confident, and aligned with business objectives.

Address Leadership Concerns:

With a proven track record, provide assurance and guidance to the leadership team, addressing any concerns over technical leadership.

Elevate Team Performance:

Bring senior experience into your team to evaluate, mentor, and coach existing members, enhancing their skills and productivity.


Have a burning question you need answered before booking your discovery call?



Ross Boardman, Fractional CTO

Over twenty years of startup experience. 3x startup to IPO. Previous work includes Nintendo, Disney, LADBible, Tesco & more.

I help CEOs to scale their product and teams.

I help CEOs who want executive-level technology leadership that aligns with their business vision without the full-time executive cost.

I've helped many businesses to grow into market leaders.

3x startups to IPO.

I was lucky. I had one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world as my mentor.

I've worked for some of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

I was part of the leadership team that became the UK's largest-ever technology IPO.

An excellent background in shipping digital products for Nintendo, Disney, Argos, ASDA, Tesco, LADBible, Honda, Manchester United, Phones4U, NBrown, Ultimate Performance, Myprotein and Unilever.

As a seasoned Fractional CTO, I provide businesses with the expertise and guidance of a Chief Technology Officer, but tailored to their specific needs and without the commitment of a full-time position.

Interested in elevating your tech game? Find out more about how I can help as a Fractional CTO.

Case Studies & Testimonials

"A powerhouse of structure and strategy, accountability, focus and process to get sh*t done. In the best way possible for our business, our clients and the health and happiness of our teams.

The perfect mix."

- COO, Digital Agency

"One of the most dedicated, motivating, committed, inspiring people I have worked with. His tireless quest for progress and improvement is infectious; it is impossible to spend an hour in his company and not expect better from yourself and your team"

- Technical Director, Software

"His technical ability and leadership is world class, hands down. He has the ability to solve challenges  in a way that’s empathetic to all... and everyone wins from the outcome "

- CEO, SaaS Software

"Ross Boardman is an excellent mentor and advisor to myself and the leadership team at my company and I would highly recommend his services. Ross provided clear, actionable insights that we were able to implement with our teams. His experience and "sounding board" abilities were fantastic."

- Associate Director, eCommerce

"I could not recommend Ross enough, any business would benefit from his supportive and impactful input, a true leader, I would follow him through hell and back."

- Technical Director, eCommerce

"Ross is extremely passionate and driven with perhaps the best breadth of experience and skill I have come across so far in my career. He understands such a wide range of disciplines and I've been impressed by his ability to consider the 10 foot view and the 100,000 foot view at the same time across that spectrum. He's very proactive and tenacious in spotting and resolving problems with process or performance and I've definitely learnt from him in that regard"

- Director, eCommerce

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About Me

I'm a seasoned senior executive with over two decades of experience in the fast-paced world of global startups and scale-ups.

I've helped many businesses to grow into market leaders.

3x startups to IPO.

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