Solution Builders provides services focused on the senior information technology role and function, specifically four key areas: Interim and Fractional CIO services, Technology Executive Mentoring and Advisory Services to non-technical business executives.

INTERIM CIO

A temporary full-time chief information officer of any size business that needs leadership in a sustain/maintain role while the permanent position is in transition or step into the role and provide one or more specific high-level assignments such as the following: an organizational restructure, strategic planning, acquisition planning and integration, enterprise project oversight, or divestiture. Engagements vary in length depending on the assignment type, but are typically a minimum of one to three months. The Interim CIO may assist with candidate selection in the search process as well.

FRACTIONAL CIO

An on-demand part-time chief information officer of a small or medium-sized business that otherwise could not afford or would not need a full-time executive to hold the position of chief information officer but provides the same expertise and capability of a full-time CIO. Fractional CIOs may be serving multiple. Engagements are generally one to twelve months in duration.

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE COACHING/MENTORING

Similar to a Fractional CIO, however the primary focus of this service offering is coaching the most senior IT leader and/or the business executive which the IT function reports to. Typical engagements are with small or medium-sized businesses that desire a sustainable expansion of capabilities without a resource transition, a confidential evaluation of existing leadership, or effective on-boarding of a new leader.

ADVISER TO NON-TECHNICAL BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

Helping executives gain an awareness and understanding of what is necessary to achieve the optimal level of value from their information assets and organization. Additionally, the information technology role varies in scope by organization, culture, industry, product & service diversity, and company size, among other factors. Not all organizations need a position titled CIO and/or reporting to the CEO, however the CIO responsibilities still exist and need to reside in one or more positions within the organization. We can also help the executive overseeing information technology, define the roles and assignments appropriately and, if needed, augment the search process with skill/fit assessments of candidates.

Key business executives can be more effective decision makers and leaders if they have a quantifiable sense of the value the IT assets and capability their IT organization provides to the company.