A Fractional Executive offers their expertise to a business as part-time leaders, often to help fill leadership gaps.
The role of a CTO isn’t as easy to define, but the fewest words I can think of to describe it is Technical Leadership. The good news for companies, is that the is that the role is versatile. Expect a CTO to foster and curate great product decisions and manage software engineers. They should impress customers on a sales call, investors in board meetings, and inspire the rest of the team to build great things.
Some content about the CTO role that I admire: