Definition of Fractional Executive

An experienced and highly skilled professional who is hired by a company on a part-time or temporary basis to fill an executive-level role. These roles typically include positions like Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and other C-suite positions. The term fractional indicates that the executive only works a small number of hours per week or month for the company, rather than being full-time employee of the company.

Example: The company hired a fractional executive because it needed help to build its marketing function, but didn't have the budget to hire a full-time employee to be its CMO.

Variations: fractional CMO, fractional CFO, fractional CPO, fractional CTO


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The definition for "Fractional Executive" was last updated in 2023.

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Date: 06/13/2024

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"Fractional Executive." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1776. Accessed 06/13/2024.