Nicolas Cava

Scaling world-class distributed products and teams for SaaS companies

I'm helping distributed SaaS companies as a fractional CTO to achieve success backed by an unique system to scale their technology strategy.

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Fractional CTO

Helping SaaS companies scale high-performing
distributed products and teams.

I have been building SaaS products for 14+ years and scaling remote engineering teams for 9+ years. Executives come to me to unlock their product development potential. The business landscape has changed with remote work and many companies struggle to adapt. They seek a radically new approach.

Managing high-performing remote teams

What you can expect by hiring me

Get instantly access to an experimented CTO backed by an unique system to scale your technology strategy.

Complete expertise

14+ years building SaaS products and 9+ years scaling world-class remote engineering teams.

Flexible offers

Service offers are fully-adapted to your requirements, constraints, and budget.

Tailored-made solutions

Custom-made solutions for your business and context for maximum efficiency.

Reactive services

Fast reply within 24 hours with concrete actions to solve your most pressing issues.

Future-of-work ready

Nothing is left to chance, and every detail is optimized to win in the global market.

Permanent solutions

Secure your business with permanent solutions that will last even without me.

Unique relationship

Foster long-lasting relations together to build a deep understanding of your business.

Instant value

Access to instant expertise backed by a unique evolving system to solve your most pressing issues quickly.

I'm here to help

I'm here to help you succeed

Do you seek reactive and on-demand consulting? Do you need short-term focused support? Are you looking for long-term dedicated assistance?

Let's talk over a coffee

Performing Remote

The first system to scale distributed products and
teams in SaaS companies.

The world has fundamentally changed. Companies must rework how they operate to succeed in the future of work. Performing Remote is an innovative and modular system to build high-performing products and teams in SaaS companies.

Building the first system for remote companies

Performing Remote is built on top of strong values

These values get reflected on all strategies provided by the system following a perfect conceptual integrity.

Fully-distributed

Products and teams are fully-distributed for maximum concurrency and efficiency.

Value-oriented

Fast time-to-market with massive value production from ideation to delivery.

Growth-oriented

Optimized for constant growth opportunities for the business and its workforce.

Modular

Designed with interoperable modules for huge flexibility and scalability potential.

Opinionated

Decentralize authority, refuse consensus, and seek alignment to make smart decisions fast.

Resilient

Leverage fractional workers, fault tolerance, and versatility to get stronger and adaptable.

Transparent

Work, decisions, and data are exposed publicly, fostering high trust and fairness.

Simple

Complexity is a disadvantage to fight at all levels for fast and cheap growth.

Want to dive in?Get a look at the future of work.

Remote work advocate

Working from anywhere

Working from anywhere

I was uprooted from my support network, had trouble finding a place to call home for years, held financial ties that put my family in difficulty, and experienced several societal and economic crises. It led me to self-doubts and dilemmas. I tried to fit into the mould. I finally decided to create my own.

Many families and individuals struggle as I did. Organizations have difficulty adapting to the societal shift without adding increasing global instability and climate change to the pile.

It may sound bad, but it makes me hopeful. People can be very creative when exposed to uncertainty. Many significant civilization developments in history come from living in such a time—the changes we need to solve our challenges.

Remote work is not for everyone. But it saved my life by giving me the options I needed at the right time, and it can also be beneficial for you.

It's time to rethink the way we work.

A question? Let's connect.

Follow me on LinkedIn for daily strategies on SaaS, technology, remote work, and leadership. Send a DM if you have a question.

We can also enjoy a virtual coffee to get to know each other, talk about your challenges, and see how I can help.

Or if you prefer, you can ask my anything by email.

Recent posts

Recent publications on all platforms. Follow me on LinkedIn.

Remote work

How to master asynchronous work

Edited on Nov 4th, 2022

Asynchronous work is when collaboration is not done in real-time. Simply put, it is when you send a message without expecting an immediate response.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

9 minutes read
Remote work

Efficient remote engineering onboarding done in 6 months

Edited on Nov 4th, 2022

When hiring in remote engineering teams, having a cohesive plan for onboarding new hires sets a great start and gives all the information they need to perform well.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

13 minutes read
Remote work

The handbook-first approach

Remote teams must consolidate tribal knowledge into documentation. To solve this, let me introduce you to the handbook-first approach.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

2 minutes read
Thoughts

I decided to pivot my business

The world is crumbling under exponential complexity, diverting and consuming people's attention for the worse and generating tons of process waste. A story on why I pivot my business.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

6 minutes read
Remote work

Why I advocate working from anywhere

The story of how I came to advocate remote work and swore to solve its challenges as an entrepreneur through the prism of my recent family history and origins.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

15 minutes read
Leadership

Building trust early with an introduction letter to my teams

A very honest attempt to be more transparent about me to quickly build trust with my teams.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

4 minutes read
Engineering

Distribute features by executing in cycles

A straightforward product development approach builds around six-week cycles separated by two-week cool-down periods, inspired by Basecamp techniques.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

3 minutes read
Thoughts

Who am I—a story on personal growth

I always been attracted by the concept of personal growth: getting to know yourself and working on it to reach your full potential.

Nicolas Cava
Nicolas Cava

Nicolas Cava

6 minutes read