We have encountered many founders who are looking for a Chief Technical Officer (CTO), however, they don’t always know the best qualities to look for.
At times, they simply select the person who is willing to develop the app/software in return for equity.
This approach may work for some, but in our opinion, this is not the best direction to take. A great developer may not be a great CTO and vice versa.
For tech start-ups, the CTO plays an important role, translating between business and tech, ensuring business’ objectives can be achieved through the use of technology, therefore it is important to hire the right person.
CTOs are more strategic, commercially minded, technical visionaries; they manage developers and servant leaders. They have a deep understanding of technology but are not necessarily able to write software programmes. So, what should you look for?
A CTO needs to be a strong effective communicator, someone who can manage people as well as technology. If you are looking for an interim CTO, please get in touch with us.
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