Providing fractional leadership services for startups and growing businesses

We partner to help you tackle your biggest product and technology challenges so your business can reach the stratosphere 🚀

Who we help

Early Stage Founders

Consider us your missing cofounder. We wear some of your hats and can help with everything from product development to team building and management to market validation to sales and business development. We bring our years of experience building and scaling products to help you make better decisions early on.

Scaling Startups

Scale your existing team with a trusted leadership partner. We take the weight off your shoulders and help to manage product execution so that you can focus on pressing tasks like fundraising, customer meetings, roadmap planning, etc.

Growing Businesses

Expand your existing team with product and technology leaders that can work with you to build internal solutions that leverage the latest technologies to push your business growth further faster.

What we do

We work closely with founders and growing businesses to help lead their most audacious business, product, and technology initiatives. We can be hands-on, work with internal teams, or can build and lead a team of external resources.

Fractional leadership

We fill in the leadership gaps on your existing team: Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer, Chief AI Officer, Chief Sales Officer

Technology strategy

Research, roadmapping, and management of execution are the cornerstones of our process when developing a business' technology strategy.

Product development

From UX / UI to software development to customer research and refinement of product-market fit. We help augment and lead the ares of your product development that need it most.

AI strategy and implementation

Looking to leverage the latest LLM or ML technologies? We have helped a multitude of business to harness the growing power of AI for their products, employees, and customers.

Cloud ops

Building a solid cloud infrastructure requires a careful balance of cost, scale, and security. Whether you are a new founder or a scaling organization, we can help you build or maintain solid cloud architecture.

Business development

We support founders with business development strategies including customer research, product-market alignment, and network growth.


Meet the dynamic duo

Rudzinski & Budzinski: Brothers From Another Mother

Seriously, not a typo. Rich and Todd first worked together early in their careers at Digitaria, a mid-sized creative agency based in San Diego. Later, they reunited when Todd started contracting for Tragic Media in 2012.

After 11 years working collaboratively to build and scale products for startups, mid-market, and enterprise businesses, Rich and Todd are ready to partner with you to help your business avoid a technology tragedy.

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Rich Rudzinski

CPO | CTO | CSO LinkedIn icon


  • Business development
  • Product strategy
  • UI engineering
  • Technology strategy
  • Company leadership
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Todd Budzinski

CTO | AI Officer | VP ENG LinkedIn icon


  • Engineering leadership
  • Technology strategy
  • AI strategy
  • System audits
  • Cloud ops
  • Backend development
Philip Meier

A person I can trust

There are a lot of great things about working with Rich: his broad knowledge base, flexible scheduling, and quick turn around. What I find most valuable is that he's also a good communicator and a person I can trust. Rich has helped a lot of small tech companies, has the battle scars of experience, an eye for opportunity, and a bias for data driven decision making that is helpful for everyone he works with. I have worked with him month after month and keep coming back as a client.

Philip Meier | Founder | 10Zebra

Let's Connect

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Apollo Fractional. We would love to learn more about what you are building 🚀

Connect with us on LinkedIn and let's schedule a time to chat!