Mon, Feb 11, 2019 — Mark Coronna, Partner & CMO--Chief Outsiders with John Morris, Partner, and Ken Saddler, CFO, B2B CFO® The use of contract executives (also referred to as fractional, on-demand, or outsourced executives) is relatively new in leadership and organizational staffing models. The oldest and largest contract executive company, B2B CFO®, was founded in 1987. The largest contract executive company providing CMO-level talent, Chief Outsiders, is only 10 years old. There are three key takeaway points in this article: Contract execs are a relatively new option for small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) Small- and mid-sized businesses are in a great position to secure significant value from this leadership staffing model While contract Marketing executives are a “newer” concept than using contract execs for functions like finance, contract Marketing and Finance execs both can provide critical strategic expertise and timely support to SMBs, with growth challenges or those interested in more rapidly accelerating growth. Let’s explore what a healthy interaction looks like.