About Forward

Forward is a consulting firm that works with independent consultants to help startups quickly scale the maturity and headcount of their engineering organizations.

We work exclusively with independent consultants because it allows us to match work to humans faster and more effectively than traditional consulting firms.

We typically work with around a dozen startups and a few dozen consultants at a time.

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

If this sounds interesting would be great to hear from you at [email protected] Even if not, we’re always looking to get to know more independent consultants so feel free to reach out and say hey. You can find our other roles here.