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Shiny's fractional talent marketplace is the new secret weapon for startups.

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Get access to 300+ vetted
executives on Shiny

Chris

CFO

14 Years of Experience

Finance
Banking
FinTech

Soren H.

COO

10 Years of Experience

Oil & Gas
Transportation
Software

Mayu C.

CMO

7 Years of Experience

AdTech
FinTech
Software

Kenny

CFO

7 Years of Experience

Food & Beverage
Apparel
eCommerce

THE PROBLEM

Hiring a Top Exec is Tough

Founders spend too much time and money to hire key executives, often needing to replace them in a couple of years anyway.

Expensive

Top executives cost companies $250k to $500k to have on their team, making it especially hard for startups to attract the candidates they need.

Hard to Find

Companies worldwide spend billions of dollars every year on executive searches, while most startups are forced to limit their search to their current network.

Essential

Founders feel the burden of forgoing experienced executives in order to save costs, leading to more problems and expenses down the line.

THE SOLUTION

How 

Shiny Works

Use Shiny's marketplace of vetted fractional executives.

Step 1: Schedule a call

Tell us what you are looking for

Set up a free call with our team to go over your requirements and preferences. We'll make sure we match you to the right executives.

Step 2: Interview and choose

Get 5 hand-picked profiles and responses

Shiny matches 5 ideal executives to you within 48 hours. View the candidates' profiles and cover letters before scheduling interviews.

Step 3: HIRE YOUR NEW EXEC

Hire and onboard with ease

Shiny streamlines the process from start to finish, including contract signing, invoicing, payments, and 1099s.

Our Benefits

Hire right, hire fast

With Shiny, you can find and hire a fractional executive in weeks, not months.

Peace of mind

Let your new executive handle their department so you can focus on growth.

300+ Executives

Get matched to some of the vetted executives in our fast-growing community.

Hands-on support

Shiny is here to help throughout the entire hiring process.

40+ Industries

Shiny's executives work across SaaS, FinTech, HealthTech, Ecommerce, Energy, and more.

Experience counts

Over 50% of our executives have 16+ years of experience.

Shiny Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

    What is fractional hiring?

    A fractional hire is, as the name implies, someone who is hired to work for a fraction of the time a full-time employee would work. So, a part-time employee? Not really. Fractional employment doesn’t necessarily have a fixed schedule.

    Usually, fractional workers will make themselves available to a client during certain hours that work best for them and their client.

    Why fractional executive hiring makes sense for startups?

    Fractional recruiting and hiring enables startups to grow quickly without having to invest more money than they need to in staffing.

    Every startup needs experienced C-Level executives that will be able to guide them and advise them on their journeys. They need business leaders with “been there, done that” resumes.

    Getting a top executive on board full-time is going to take a large investment, one that your startup might not be able to afford at this time, despite the fact that a need for leadership exists.

    How do you vet talent?

    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 we can match you effectively to 5 options, and then you can easily choose one.

    What is the minimum time I can hire someone for?

    You can hire a fractional executive for anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours per week. We don’t require a minimum number of hours in the scope, you are flexible with setting up the time commitment and can ramp up or ramp down hours as needed.

    How much do you charge?

    For fractional engagements, we don't charge companies a fee. We charge fractional executives 15% on their total earnings through our platform.

    When a company hires an executive full-time and brings them off the Shiny platform, we then charge a recruiting fee to companies. The recruiting fee is equal to 15% of the executive’s first-year total cash compensation as a full-time employee at the company.

    Is there an upfront fee?

    Unlike other platforms, we don’t ask you to pay a deposit or a search fee. You can sign up to the platform for free and request matching. You will only pay for the fractional executive you hire, nothing else.

    What is the cost of hiring a fractional executive?

    The cost of hiring a fractional executive can range from $125 per hour to $600 depending on the type of fractional executive and experience.

    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.

    How Shiny is different from Upwork?

    Upwork is a marketplace for unvetted freelancers. Shiny does not allow just anyone onto its platform, we only have vetted C-Level executives to choose from. Every executive goes through a multi-step vetting process to ensure that we only offer the best talent.

Tell us about your plans on an intro call and we can start the matching process for free.