Interim and Fractional CIO Services

Puffin Advisors can help organizations fill CIO openings on an interim basis or longer term, via our interim and shared CIO service. Our service can meet a range of needs, from:

  • Startups needing to build an Information Technology function
  • Operational organizations wanting to expand/mature their IT capabilities
  • Any organization in the midst of M&A activities
  • And organizations with an unexpected vacancy

Interim CIO / IT Leader Services

Engagements may span a wide range of circumstances. Examples include providing strategic leadership during periods of transition, addressing crisis situations, or helping an organization that is winding down. Puffin Advisors is proactive and expert in meeting both expressed and implied needs. Interim CIOs concurrently focus on mentoring and development of key employees for future leadership roles.

Our service offers customer access to highly experienced IT professionals with proven business, leadership, and technical skills in a variety of industries. Experience includes managing small and large organizations, some over four hundred people, and budgets over $100M. The service is provided on a time and materials basis and enables clients to expand or contract their use of this service as required.

Fractional CIO

The Fractional CIO service is an extension of the Interim CIO / IT Leader Services noted above. While the Interim CIO service is transitional and designed for a finite time, the Fractional CIO service is long-term.

As with the Interim service, this service is provided on a flexible time and materials basis. This approach allows for elasticity to meet specific needs.

At the service initiation, an overall IT assessment is conducted. Gaps are identified and plans established to move the organization forward in alignment with organizational needs.

This service enables access to experienced leaders they may not typically be able to attract and retain. The Fractional CIO service also leverages experience with other organizations and industries thereby providing broader perspectives into each organization. Like the Interim CIO model, staff also benefit from mentoring and development,

These services can be applied to roles beyond the CIO or VP of Information Technology. Other senior IT roles may benefit as well. We will be happy to work with you in addressing your specific situation.

The Puffin team has the knowledge and experience to help IT organizations identify opportunities to improve their effectiveness and thereby provide higher value to their organizations.

Contact Puffin Advisors today and let us help your IT organization fly to the right target. Learn how we would approach your unique situation and make lasting and positive impacts. To learn about our other services, please click here.

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