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  • Writer's pictureTyler Swabey

Explained: Fractional Leadership

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

On the heels of our new Fractional Leadership program launch, we've created a brief guide to help you understand the benefits of working with fractional executives and how they can support your team.

What is a Fractional Executive?

Fractional hiring refers to bringing on board a hands-on leader who works a set number of hours per week or month with multiple companies. Unlike traditional consultants, fractional executives are more involved in the day-to-day operations of your business and become an integral part of your team.

The term 'fractional' is typically reserved for executive-level roles, such as CFOs, COOs, CTOs, and others, who prefer to work with multiple companies rather than committing to just one full-time position. This approach offers a high degree of flexibility for both startups and fractional executives in terms of commitment and cost.

Fractional Executives are a valuable resource for small and mid-size businesses in need of professional help to manage through tough spots, without the need to hire a full-time executive. These highly skilled professionals have experience in various industries, a broad network of contacts, and a proven track record of problem-solving. Their ability to fill executive roles at a fraction of the cost of a full-time employee changes the game for the acquisition of talent in small and mid-size companies.

What is the difference between a Fractional Executive, a Consultant, and an Advisor?

What are some of the benefits and advantages of hiring Fractional Executives?

How long do fractional engagements typically last?

How involved will the Fractional Executive be in my company?

How are Fractional Executives compensated?

Introducing the Artemis Fractional Exec Practice!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new Fractional Exec Practice at Artemis Canada! Our team is constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to help our clients and VC partners reach their goals, and we believe this new service offering will do just that.

We understand that early-stage companies may not have the resources or need to bring in a full-time executive leader. That's why our Fractional Exec Practice is here to help. We've fostered strong relationships with experienced and strategic leaders in Finance, HR, Technology, Marketing, Sales, Product and Ops who are passionate about working with start-ups, coaching and mentoring existing teams, and driving strategy forward.

Our Fractional Exec Practice connects highly-qualified and carefully curated fractional leaders with start-ups that have specific needs. Whether you're seeking to add a fractional leader to your team or become part of our Fractional Exec Roster, we're ready to provide our expertise and support your company's growth. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

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Artemis Canada is a boutique executive search firm specializing in placing top talent in the tech sector across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Our team of experienced recruiters has a proven track record of finding exceptional candidates for a variety of roles, from C-suite positions to high-demand individual contributors. For more information on our services, please visit our website at


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