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Interim CTO

Finding the right CTO is hard and time consuming, especially in times of transition, exit, or crisis. We can act as an interim CTO, either on a part-time or a full-time basis, for up to 9 months. We make sure that the tech strategy and execution move at high speed while helping find a full-time CTO as quickly as possible. Don’t miss a beat.

What Gaussian clients see

Our approach is fast and high impact, and our clients expect nothing less.

20-50% cost savings over immediate full-time recruiting of executive

Faster ramp to executive talent productivity

Timing: 3-12 months

Engagement phases

Our work is highly accountable. While we work closely with clients to determine collaboratively what the specific needs and deliverables are, typial engagements in the past has included the following:

Context gathering
  • Review technology department, products, and systems
  • Gather inputs from relevant leaders and team members
  • Synthesize 12 month needs of tech department and technology
100-day plan
  • Put together 3-phase plan covering 100 days
  • Plan includes deliverables/outcomes, education ramp-up, and test runs of processes and touchpoints
  • Ensure plan has accountable actions for interim CTO or their team
  • Execute plan together with technology team, and check in regularly on (a) deliverables/outcomes (b) ongoing cultural fit
  • Scale up technology resources in accordance with recruiting plans
  • Initiate and execute search for full-time CTO
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