What Exactly is a Fractional Executive?


A fractional executive is a seasoned professional who provides strategic leadership and expertise to multiple organizations on a part-time basis. They fill a critical management gap for businesses that cannot afford or do not need a full-time executive, offering their skills and knowledge to drive growth and improvements.


Fractional executives typically handle high-level tasks such as strategic planning, business development, financial management, and operational oversight. They work closely with company leadership to identify opportunities for growth, streamline processes, optimize resource allocation, and implement best practices to enhance overall performance.


Engaging a fractional executive allows businesses to access top-tier talent and industry-specific expertise at a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive. This flexible arrangement helps companies overcome financial constraints, accelerates growth, and provides valuable mentorship to existing team members, ultimately leading to improved organizational efficiency and competitiveness.

Reasons for Hiring Fractional Executives

Hire a fractional executive and give your businesses the opportunity to leverage seasoned leadership and specialized skills on a flexible basis.  Navigate complex challenges, drive growth, and maximize performance without committing to the expense of a full-time executive

Benefits of Fractional Executives

Specialized Skills

Fractional executives have specialized expertise in specific areas that you can tap when needed.

Independent Perspective

Because they work on a part-time basis, they can offer independent insights and objective feedback.


Fractional executives can dive into a project quickly and efficiently, allowing you to see results faster.

Challenges of Fractional Executives

Challenges of Fractional Executives

Challenges of Fractional Executives

1. Integration

Fractional executives need to be integrated into your company’s culture, mission, and processes to be successful.

2. Accountability

You need to establish clear goals, deliverables, and deadlines to ensure accountability on both sides.

3. Communication

You’ll need to communicate frequently and effectively to keep your fractional executive in the loop and aligned with your goals.

Who Can Benefit
from Fractional Executives?

What Our Clients Say

Frequently Asked Questions

A Fractional Executive Firm providing experienced C-level executives to businesses on a part-time, flexible, or project-based basis. These fractional executives bring their expertise and strategic leadership to companies that may not require, or be able to afford, a full-time executive. By leveraging the skills of a fractional executive, businesses can access top-level management talent and guidance, which can help them achieve growth, improve efficiency, and navigate complex challenges.

Acting Executives is capable of serving a wide variety of industries and businesses, ranging from startups to established companies. We cater to sectors such as technology, manufacturing, supply chain management, among others. Acting Executives will bring value to companies at various stages of development, whether they are in need of strategic guidance, operational support, or assistance with a specific project or initiative.

Your business may benefit if you are facing any of the following situations:

  • Encountering plateaus in growth or need an experienced executive to identify and implement frameworks in your business that will develop leadership, accountability, product management, revenue generation, and help to reduce the workload of the CEO or owner.
  • Rapid growth or expansion that requires experienced leadership to scale operations and manage organizational change.
  • A temporary gap in leadership due to the departure, illness, or unavailability of a key executive.
  • A need for specialized expertise in areas such as finance, marketing, operations, or technology to tackle specific challenges or projects.
  • Limited capital or resources that prevent you from hiring a full-time executive, but still require access to top-level strategic guidance and management experience.

Complete the Contact Us form and schedule a free 1-hour strategy session to identify and discuss your needs and objectives. Our firm will then match you with a suitable executive based on your requirements.


The cost varies depending on factors such as the scope of work, level of expertise required, and the duration of the engagement. Typically, Acting Executives will charge a monthly retainer or an hourly rate and may require a one-time fee for a deep dive to identify opportunities and weaknesses in your business. It is important to discuss the fee structure and any additional costs upfront to ensure transparency and alignment of expectations.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

Hiring a fractional executive can provide your company with the expertise it needs to succeed without the costs and commitment of a full-time hire. Our team of fractional executives has the skills and experience you need to take your business to the next level.