We are in the company-building business, not the consulting business. We are active partners to our clients, rolling up sleeves, and helping build resilient companies. We’re entrepreneurs first and foremost, we haven’t forgotten how to hustle.
Who we help
What is a Fractional COO?
A Fractional COO is a c-suite or executive that an organization brings in on a part-time or as-needed basis. Whether for major organizational change or planned rapid expansion, fractional COOs provide tactical guidance, expertise, and executive-level leadership to help organizations avoid roadblocks in their business model and ensure they are on the right strategic and operational track for maximum growth.
What we do
Visionary CEOs often need a leader to execute strategies. A filter for visionary ideas. To create organizational clarity, communication & consistency. Driving results, forcing resolution, focus, team unity, prioritization & follow-through. Harmoniously integrating leadership while helping remove obstacles and barriers.
Some companies will name a COO to lead a specific strategic imperative, such as a turnaround, a major organizational change, or a planned rapid expansion. A fractional can COO fit this need perfectly, serving as an operational vanguard to lead the charge on focused and time-sensitive initiatives.
Companies bring a COO on board to mentor a young or inexperienced CEO (often a founder). This 2IC serves as a sounding board for ideas. A rapidly growing entrepreneurial venture might seek an industry veteran with seasoning, wisdom, and a rich. network who can develop both the CEO and the emerging business.
"It is my pleasure to provide Dylan Jones a testimonial as it relates to the work we've done together and the valuable services he has provided over the nearly two years we've been working together. Dylan brings with him a host of skills and experiences that truly helped Atlantis structure our strategy, future growth and opportunities. He is a pleasure to deal with and his deliverables have consistently been on time and on target. We look forward to working with Dylan well into the future and are excited about the role he has been able to play within our company."
"I would like to start with Martin’s professionalism and his ability to engage Railroaders, he had a way of pulling from his personal experiences and using analogies that kept our attention. To start with he asked what I would like to gain this week and mine was to 'be a better listener', but I also asked for his assistance with the three other FLS’s – Front Line Supervisors. What I received from Martin was continuous feedback that allowed me to adjust as I went, which meant I could use what I learned in the next conversation (very effective to learn as you go). At the same he showed me how to develop the leaders during our Operations Testing providing us with feedback or a debriefing after every work group we encountered, and after each encounter I did see a noticeable difference. To sum up, this was a very positive experience, I think what set it apart was Martin’s ability to coach as you go."
“Working with the URGEO team combined a rare mix of technical experience, astute leadership and a warm candour. They approach enterprise agility and business resilience with excellence, and always strives to outdo their own previous achievements. I was fortunate to have undergone some mentioning and coaching with both Antoine and Martin. URGEO teaches that leadership can always be taught and learned.”
"Dean is self-motivated and versatile, able to manage multiple projects in tandem. He's ethical and trustworthy, and able to think strategically while executing. He pushes tasks through to completion and is able to pivot when necessary. He can be effective at any role he puts his mind to, which is critical in startup. I recommend him without reservation."
"I was privileged to work alongside Dean at Knowledge Factor (Amplifire). Dean is an excellent Technical Leader that brought new ideas and an open mind. Dean was always willing to expand his role and reach out to other groups helping them through tough decisions by providing leadership and solutions to challenging problems. Dean is detail oriented, flexible, and a great balance between technology and business leaders that proved successful in building partnerships across the organization. Dean is the type of individual where you give him an opportunity and he turns that opportunity into a success. It would be a pleasure to work with him again in the future."
"Kevin began coaching our L-10 team in 2018 by facilitating our 1/4ly meetings of our executive team. He then joined us in the fall of 2020 on contract, full time, which continued through until July of 2021. During this time Kevin coached our team, ran our weekly meetings and also coached me as I prepared to leave the role of integrator and become the companies visionary. The results were consistently good. I saw our team grow month upon month in their business acumen, management skills and team alignment. For me personally, to have a fellow entrepreneur along side of me, was invaluable. It enabled me to see things about my style of business operation that I couldn’t have otherwise been able to see. Robust conversations, laughs and moments of enlightenment were the norm. We are a better company, and I a better leader, due to our relationship with Kevin."
"Dean assumed a role associated with considerable complexity and management challenges. During the whole project Dean exceeded expectations in deliveries and solutions to problems and obstacles that arose. The specification of the product was changed at some point where Dean found innovative solutions to market demands. Dean delivered the first prototype on time and with margins left in the budget to allow for a few bonus features requested by the market. I can highly recommend Dean to any position that requires general management with swift sense for meeting market demand within time and budget limits."