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A Flawless Match For Your Business Objectives

Fractional CTO services are not just about the technical side of your project. When you hire a part-time CTO, you can expect a full understanding of where your project stands at the moment, where it will be in a year or five, and what it takes to get there.

  • Development of a product strategy
  • Choosing the right tech stack
  • Establishing and managing a team
  • Setting up realistic objectives
  • Controlling project milestones

Part-Time CTO Services We Specialize In


Overseeing digital transformation

From outlining the structure of your company to finding the most efficient way to achieve sustainable growth, you can count on a fractional CTO for all of it. 


Product strategy development

Identify the steps needed to get your project where it needs to be and avoid the most common roadblocks that can hinder your success.


Team leadership & management

Whether you need to establish your team from scratch or simply want your team members to live up to their potential, an interim CTO will do the trick.


Project cost management

Get the budget for your project under control with optimized buying and spending, a move to cloud infrastructure, and other budget modification possibilities.


Infrastructure and architecture creation

Choosing the most suitable tech stack, ensuring the most capable infrastructure, and building reliable project architecture is what you get when you hire a part-time CTO.


Tactical project management

Easily handle the day-to-day tasks of managing a project and find ways to turn inevitable changes into growth points with the help of a qualified CTO.

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Discuss all the ways you can benefit from CTO as a service with our Head of Delivery with 25+ years of experience in tech.

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What You Can Do With A Part-Time CTO

01 Find your vision

Whether it’s about locating the perfect way to implement a product idea or seeing all the ways to overcome the competition, a CTO will set the right direction for your business.

02 Build a strong project foundation

Do you need a fractional CTO to choose the right tech stack or assemble a perfect team? Rest assured a highly qualified CTO can do much more than that to ensure a solid launch.

03 Improve team culture

When making hiring decisions, the technical skills of the candidate are just as important as their ability to fit into the existing team culture, and an interim CTO will find the right people even for the most challenging positions.

04 Spend your resources wisely

A fractional CTO will help you find the right balance between your desire to grow and the obvious need to avoid unnecessary spending or excessive hiring.

05 Scale with care

Scaling your operations is a natural step for any business that is doing well, and a part-time CTO can help avoid many of the potential bottlenecks of this decision.

Cooperation Models

Full-time CTO

When you need someone to set up a project or resolve a myriad of different issues but don’t want to sign on a CTO for an indefinite period of time, a full-time interim CTO is the way to go.

Part-time CTO

Want a CTO to take care of the tactical decisions and everyday activities but don’t need a full-time employee? The flexible part-time CTO services will be a perfect fit for your goals.

Consulting CTO

Need a CTO for a specific task, such as defining the requirements of a project or selecting the most appropriate tech stack? Hire a consulting CTO for any type of service you need!

Over To Our Clients

Having worked in the IT industry for over 21 years, we have worked with proven market leaders, up-and-coming startups, and everyone in between. Hundreds of clients have experienced our commitment to quality and customer service over the years. Here are some of them talking about their experience of working with us.

“The team did excellent work and I was very happy with everyone we added to the project via QArea. Together we built a custom video CMS in Django and native apps for iOS and Android powered by json feeds from this CMS.”

Theo Burry

Theo Burry,

Former CTO at NowThis Media, Inc.

“QArea has shown to have very competent resources, and have delivered the quality that our team was expecting. Concerns arose over time (that’s expected) but you have always been very proactive in resolving them. ”

Peter Dunham

Peter Dunham,

Co-founder, Mr. Baffo.

“QArea has consistently delivered quality product for us and have been very accommodating when we were on tight schedules to complete our projects on time. We look forward to our continued development efforts with their team. ”

Jon Sugihara

Jon Sugihara,

President & Co-Founder at Perx.

“QArea has played a critical role in the development of HuffingtonPost.com. They have been able to become a part of the core team very quickly and develop amazing features that perform under the highest performance and demand requirements possible.”

Paul Berry

Paul Berry,

CTO at the HuffPost.

“The team were extremely responsive, with a quick turnaround, excellent client communications and have the flexibility to adapt to new requests. Responsive design can present a number of challenges but QArea were up to it and found the right solutions to meet our needs.”

Julie Gilbert-Binns

Julie Gilbert-Binns,

3rd Wave Communications.

“QArea was able to assist us with the design and development of a brand new site that our customers love. Because we have a CMS now, we can manage many aspects of the e-commerce site ourselves. Their team is responsive and professional and we always felt like our new site was in good hands. ”

Katherine VanHenley

Katherine VanHenley,

Third & Wall.


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Is CTO As A Service Right For You?

Wondering if you can truly benefit from this service? Here are all the situations when an interim Chief Technical Officer makes perfect sense for an organization.

01 Early-stage startup

With a brand-new startup, there are so many technical and business aspects to take care of, from validating your product idea and selecting the right tech stack to choosing from the myriad of third-party applications to strengthen your solution. CTO as a service for startups can give a powerful start to your software project.

02 Startup ready to scale

Paving the way for rapid and sustainable growth is one of the best ways to ensure the longevity of the startup, attract loyal customers, and make the solution more appealing to potential investors. Find a fractional CTO to make sure the startup is ready to grow and that all possible risks are mitigated.

03 Mature startup

When your startup is finally where you want it to be in terms of customer base, profit, and recognition, there are still plenty of instances where a part-time CTO can help you. From finding new ways to overcome your competitors to outlining the tech strategy for venturing into a new market, the possibilities are endless.

04 Established organization

Embracing digital transformation and adopting a more advanced technology foundation for your business is never an easy task, especially because so many things can potentially go wrong after one bad decision. Make good decisions only with an interim Chief Technology Officer who knows everything about your processes and objectives.

Our Featured Projects

Development services for Avaaz

Usability is king. This is especially true for the project aimed at a worldwide audience. We built a stable, secure, and user-friendly platform for a client who promotes global activism. Now our client knows that their website can resist huge usage loads and deliver a positive experience for each visitor, no matter where they come from.

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Website Development for Media Portal HuffPost

High traffic is both the main goal and challenge for the news websites. We helped HuffPost build a site and app that are incredibly convenient to use and capable of sustaining the heavy usage load. Having optimized the front-end and back-end of HuffPost, our client can be sure that their message delivery system can send 150,000 messages per second.

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App Development for an On-Demand Child Care Service

An app for an innovative child care service that improves the quality and flexibility of center-based child care with personalized scheduling, convenient booking, and payment by the hour.

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App Development for an On-Demand Child Care Service

Development services for Angelinos Coffee & Tea Online Store

An online store that offers visitors to buy fine coffee and tea from around the world. The platform provides a wide range of products and helps users choose the proper items according to product characteristics, cost limitations, producing countries, etc.

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Development services for Angelinos Coffee & Tea Online Store

Why Choose CTO As A Service

Start fast. Finish with confidence.

A CTO when and where you need one

While it can take months to hire an in-house CTO, we can match you with the most suitable candidate in up to two weeks, so you won’t lose valuable time.

100% Transparency

Working on your terms

With a fractional CTO, you are the one who decides when your collaboration starts, when it ends, and what milestones you want to achieve.

Excellent Code Quality

All overhead costs included

Hiring, training, paid vacation and sick leave, benefits and insurance are not going to increase your spending — you can continue to maintain a leaner budget.

Cross-domain expertise

Reliable decision-making

All of our CTOs have over a decade of experience and have assisted countless organizations in reaching their goals, so their expertise is proven by successful cases.

We Help With

Your tech partner needs to be well versed in all kinds of software-related services. As the software development process involves different stages and cycles, the most natural solution is to have them all performed by the same team of experts. That’s exactly what our diverse range of services is for.

The choice of technology for your software project is one of the defining factors of its success. Here at QArea, we have hands-on experience with dozens of popular front-end, back-end, and mobile technologies for creating robust software solutions.

In-depth familiarity and practical experience with key technologies are one of the cornerstones of successful software development and QA. But it also takes specific knowledge of the industry to develop a solution that meets the expectations of the stakeholders and propels its owner to success.

Web App Development

Web App Development

Reach out to an even wider audience with a custom, widely accessible web app.

Corporate Website Development

Corporate Website Development

Ensure an effective online presence for your business with a corporate site.

MVP Development

MVP Development

Take the first step on the way to a successful business with an MVP.

SaaS Development

SaaS Development

Meet your business goals with a powerful, custom SaaS solution.

Testing & QA

Testing & QA

Make sure the quality of your solution meets your expectations.

UI/UX Design

UI/UX Design

Beat the competition with a modern, breathtaking & user-friendly design.



Create stunning, highly functional, and easily scalable front-end solutions.



Build flexible, good-looking front-end solutions for any scale and purpose.



Construct a powerful, stable, and secure back-end solution for your business.



Take advantage of the .NET flexibility and scalability for your back-end solution.

React Native

React Native

Turn your mobile app idea into reality with a custom React Native solution.



Build a highly personalizable blog, eCommerce shop, or corporate website.

HR & Recruiting

HR & Recruiting

Optimize your HR processes with a functional and powerful solution.



Pave the way to future success with our startup development expertise.



Build a healthcare product designed for dependability and rapid growth.



Give your buyers what they want — a seamless shopping experience.

FInance & Banking

Finance & Banking

Create a product with rich functionality and impeccable security.

Frequently Asked Questions

question 1What is CTO as a service?

CTO as a service is a popular solution that allows you to involve a Chief Technical Officer in your day-to-day operations without going through an expensive and time-consuming process of hiring an in-house CTO.

question 2What does an interim CTO do?

An interim CTO is a person who will take care of every technical matter on a project while also considering the business perspective, which is a combination you need for steady growth. This can include selecting a tech stack and finalizing the functionality of the future product, hiring and managing the team with specific tech expertise, selecting third-party services to implement at the company, overseeing digital transformation, and more.

question 3Is a fractional CTO right for me?

A fractional CTO is the right choice when you have a task scope for a Chief Technical Officer but don’t want to hire an in-house specialist, whether to keep your corporate structure lean, minimize hiring expenses, or for any other reason.

question 4When is the best time for a company to hire a part-time CTO?

A part-time CTO can be an excellent idea for every stage of the lifespan of an organization. From building a strong technical foundation for a new startup to finding potential growth points and the shortest path to success for a mature business, you can count on a fractional CTO throughout all these stages.

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