Hire a top Fractional Executive for less

Get matched to a Fractional CFO, CMO, CTO, or COO to join your team at a fraction of the cost of full-time.

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How It Works

White-Glove Process

Answer a handful of questions to help us better understand your company and needs for a fractional executive. Once we have your information, we carefully select 5 ideal candidates for your needs.

Cover Letter

The candidates we match who are interested in working with you will provide a few sentences on why they are a good fit for your specific role. This usually takes about 2 business days from your initial request.

Interview & Hire

Review the candidate profiles, interview your favorites, and then hire the one you like best! We make it easy for you to hire a fractional executive in record time.

Our Executives are

  1. Hand-picked

    We hand-pick executives from our talent pool that are ideal for your company and needs. Our candidates have incredibly diverse experiences and skillsets, making it possible for us to find a great fractional executive for nearly every organization.

  2. Pre-vetted

    Our vetting process ensures that each candidate on our talent marketplace is experienced, highly capable, and ready to handle the needs of startups and SMBs.

  3. Flexible

    Ramp up or ramp down your executive at a moment's notice. With fractional talent, you get the best of both worlds: a flexible team and affordable pricing to fit your specific needs.

  4. Resourceful

    We have built up a large network of support staff and firms to equip our fractional executives with everything they need to get the job done, and then some.


Why Shiny?

Hire a person, not an agency

When it comes to strategy, hiring, processes, procedures, and complicated operations, it's best to hire an experienced individual to focus on solving your needs.

Hire on your own time

Our self-serve platform makes it easy for you to find, vet, and hire very quickly or at a leisurely pace. We have had companies go through our process from requesting an executive to hiring one within mere hours, while others take a few months to carefully structure an engagement. It's up to you.

Structure it your way

We don't force you into one of a few plans to choose from. You get to structure the exact setup you need with the candidate of your dreams.

Made for the long-term

We do the work up-front so that it is easy for you to find a candidate who can grow with you. Hiring a candidate through Shiny is optimized for hiring someone as a partner for the long haul.


The Top Fractional Executive Marketplace

Pioneering companies choose executives from Shiny to help them grow and succeed. Our candidates work for top companies backed by some of the top investors in the world.


Pre-vetted fractional execs to choose from.


Of candidates have 15+ years of experience.


Industries covered.


Countries represented and served.


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How does the Shiny process work?

For Employers:

Sign up onto our platform and request to be matched to fractional executives. Within 48 hours, we hand-pick 5 candidates for you and they quickly follow up with some details on why they are a good fit for your company and role you are hiring for. Choose who to interview, then who to hire, and easily pay them via ACH or credit card each month via our integration with Stripe.

For Fractional Executives:

We maintain a large talent pool of executives around the world looking for part-time, remote work at startups and SMBs. We match startups with the executives in our talent pool, only getting paid when the executives get paid.

If you are a fractional executive, we encourage you to apply to join our talent pool.

How do you vet Executives?

Our executives are vetted with a thorough application process, including two screenings on paper as well as a video interview. We complete the initial vetting so that you can easily choose one.

How do you make money?

We only make money when a fractional executive is hired through us.

For contract work via our platform, we take a small percentage from what the executives make, and we stop taking this percentage after the executive has been working for the company for 1 year.

If a company decides to hire an executive full-time, we make money the same way a recruiter does: charging the company the equivalent of 15% of the executive's first year total cash compensation.

What is a Fractional Executive and what do they do?

A Fractional executive is a freelance expert that works on strategy, operations, and management for startups and SMBs.

Learn more about Fractional CFOs

When should I hire a Fractional Executive?

Hiring a Fractional Executive early on in your company’s existence can be crucial to your success. Having a seasoned executive on the team from the start helps in ways that founders typically don’t realize until they hire a fractional executive.

  • Executives strategize for short term and long term, providing insights that can save money or help make the company make millions over time.
  • They will implement systems and processes that will help your company scale up.
  • Allow for you to be more focused from the start by taking functions of the business off your plate and applying their expertise to your business.
  • Providing you with connections from their previous clients, which could be the difference between success and failure for your business.

How much do fractional executives cost?

The cost of a Fractional Executive can be anywhere from $1k to $20k per month, but the average is around $4k to $8k per month. As you might expect, the monthly cost depends on a number of factors, such as hourly rate, complexity of tasks, and breadth of responsibilities you assign your Fractional Executive. The typical hourly rate for a Fractional Executive is between $125 and $250 per hour. Most executives will charge within that range, but there are always outliers. Executives outside the US, in countries with a lower cost-of-living, might charge as little as $50 per hour. On the other hand, executives who are incredibly experienced and efficient can charge up to $500 per hour.

Can I hire a full time executive through you?

Yes! We won't get in the way if you find an executive through us and decide you want to hire that person full time. If you do hire one of our executives full-time, we will charge you a 15% recruiting fee.

Ready to get started?

Explore fractional executive options by signing up and going through our matching process. You can also contact us to learn more and have any questions answered.

For Partners

Funds, startup communities, and talent communities are always welcome to utilize our network and platform.

For Executives

Executives looking for meaningful fractional work can apply to join our talent pool.