Who are we?

Whatever your experience level, making the move from building software to leading a team can be a delicate process.  How do you learn the skills needed to build and motivate a team of engineers? What does success look like? And how do you ensure the triumphs of your team lead to triumphs for your business?

We bring together established startup CTOs from around the world, willing to share their knowledge and experience via mentoring groups, coaching sessions, workshops, events and much more.  Whether you’re a new tech lead, engineering manager, head of development or a fellow CTO, our community can help make the transition to a great leader as straightforward and as successful as possible.

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Why choose us?

CTO Craft's team of experienced coaches and mentors have helped support and develop CTOs and software development leaders in businesses of all sizes and industries - but why should you trust us with your growth?

Top Industry Coaches

The CTO Craft team is made up of expert coaches from businesses across the tech, finance, gaming and e-commerce industries ready to lead you to success.

A Safe Space

Operating under the Chatham House Rule, we provide a safe physical and psychological space for you to share your stories, worries and concerns without fear of judgment or risk of exposure.

A Massive Network and Resources

Hundreds of CTOs and technology leaders are using the Community and Mentoring services, sharing resources and swapping stories and solutions

The CTO Craft Mission

We want to improve the quality of technology leadership in all types of organisation, by providing key support to leaders throughout their careers, improving their relationships with others and the work itself and reducing the chance of burnout and imbalanced energy demands.

We strive to increase the chances of businesses' success by helping technology leaders gain better alignment with other departments and set clearer expectations of their teams and direct reports.

The CTO Craft Mission


Circles and One-to-One Coaching Programmes are facilitated by experienced former CTOs from businesses like Made.com, Secret Sales, MyDeco, Photobox, Graze and more.

Andy Skipper

CTO Coach, former CTO at Comic Relief and Made.com

Jeffrey Fredrick

CTO and Head of Product & Marketing at TIM Group

Dan Smith

Consulting CTO and Leadership Coach, ex-IBM, Rabobank

“It’s always about the people not the technology”

Private: Alex Hudson

Former CTO at Iron Group, Qinec, Mydeco

Private: Hywel Carver

Former CTO at Bridge-U

“Every department of a modern company runs on technology and requires technology to function, so technology leadership is company leadership.”

Private: Douglas Squirrel

Consulting CTO, former CTO Osper and Secret Sales

“Scaling up would be so easy if only we didn’t have to talk to each other!

Private: Edoardo Turelli

Former VP Engineering at Adbrain