About Forward

Forward is a consulting firm that works exclusively with independent consultants to help startups build their engineering organizations.

About the Work

Company Stage: Pre-Seed

Keywords: Technical Strategy, Team Building

Term: 3-6 months

Hours per Week: 1-2

Budget: $150-$200/hour

Timeline: Immediate

Timezone Constraints: 5 hours overlap with ET

Geographic Constraints: None


We’re working with a company that helps growth stage and pre-IPO companies with executive level finance strategy in a consulting capacity. They are building a product driven by the needs of their current book of business to help these companies organize and disseminate their financials on a quarterly basis in variety of different forms for different stakeholders - c-level groups, divisions heads, boards, external investors, etc.

They are currently developing a low-code prototype and they’re looking for an advisor to help them understand how they should be proceeding here and when they should pivot to a full-fledged web app. This role has the potential to convert into a fractional CTO role over the course of the coming months depending on the traction generated by the prototype.

About You

Roughly in order of importance:

  • Have experience building tech and teams from scratch
  • Have experience operating in an early stage environment
  • Have experience collaborating directly with non-technical executives
  • Have previous advising experience
  • Have 10+ years experience

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