Leadership for Software

At the intersection of powerful software solutions and cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is driving innovation, productivity, and profit to unimaginable levels.  A chorus of knowledge and expertise of software development, product management, DevOps, cloud computing, and SaaS metrics, processes, and tools is necessary to achieve success is this dynamic industry.  Yet the differences between good and world-class SaaS are subtle.  Experienced SaaS leadership is essential for navigating the sea of choices related to feature prioritization, pricing, software architecture, cloud infrastructure, software deployment, production monitoring, customer support, and many more areas of specialization.

Fortium offers senior technology leadership as Chief Technology Officers to SaaS companies in all stages of growth and ownership including owner-managed, private equity, and venture capital backed companies.  We also maintain a network of trusted and proven Fortium associates who specialize in SaaS Strategy, Product Management/Product Marketing, DevOps, Agile Processes, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Science, Near-Shore/Off-Shore Development, etc.

Fortium's Software Services

Leadership

Fortium's Partners are all experienced C-Suite executives from significant, recognizable companies and possess, on average, 25-plus years of experience helping senior executives, boards, and investors lead substantial technology initiatives and solve complex problems.  The Software practice offers experienced software leaders as Chief Technology Officers, Chief Operating Officers, and similar roles in SaaS companies.  Tailored to fit the strategic needs of our clients, SaaS leadership roles can be interim or long-term, full-time or fractional.  Interim roles are designed to help companies who need leadership to assume day-to-day responsibility for operations, assess areas for immediate improvement, plan longer-term initiatives that align with the company’s strategic goals, assist with the identification of a permanent hire, and facilitate an orderly transition to the new leader.  

Advisory

When Fortium’s Partners serve in interim/fractional roles or lead strategic initiatives such as due diligence, product turnarounds, or post-acquisition integration – they are supported by 2-3 additional Fortium Partners in an advisory capacity (the Fortium Advisory Team) at no additional charge to the client.  Our SaaS Advisory solution is designed to offer this same collaborative advantage to intact management teams at SaaS companies.  To support the Office of the CTO, Fortium establishes a CTO Advisory Team of 2-3 proven CTOs to meet regularly (quarterly or twice-yearly) with a client CTO and their leadership team to leverage Fortium’s combined insight and expertise on areas of significant concern as well as SaaS best practices.

Finally, our Partners make an excellent addition to Technical Advisory Boards where they advise CEOs, Boards, and technical leadership through periods of growth and change.