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Customers love TurnKey (and we love them back!)

3 Years in a Row Best in KLAS for Ambulatory Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) Services

"TurnKey is the only offshore firm we've interacted with that really places an emphasis on retention. They seem to be the only ones that understand how important retention is to maintaining strong product development cycles. Our churn rate with TurnKey has been under 5% annually whereas we were at more than 50% with our previous vendor!"

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Anya Alisova (US)

General Manager, R1
Discord Trusted Partner

We've hired 5 full-time software engineers through TurnKey. To date, not a single engineer has left our contract/arrangement. We worked with several U.S.-based recruitment firms, and none matched the speed and quality of candidates referred by TurnKey. Most impressive and unique about TurnKey is their willingness to reach for the perfect candidate. Our requirements are strict, and they did not compromise.

Kyle Dodson

Kyle Dodson (US)

Head of Engineering, Salad Technologies
2021 Brand Excellence Award for Brand Innovation by BCBSA

"It's been nearly two years of us working together and we have not had the need to replace a single developer. The programmers have all performed very well and TurnKey has been able to give us information that has helped to retain our key players."


Mackezie Drazan (US)

CEO of MiResource

We have hired 5 total developers including tech lead, full stack, dev ops and firmware. For each hire, a strong pipeline of candidates was provided, and the TurnKey team performed a lot of pre-screening such that those that entered the funnel were strong and relevant. They also helped with setting salary comp, and closing. Finally they continue to provide HR services as well as legal admin services associated with employment of a geographically diverse group of developers.

Fletcher Wilson

Fletcher Wilson (US)

80+M Downloads

We started with 8 hired developers and there have been no problems with any of the hires. We are currently monitoring them as we do all engineers but there is nothing to report that would make us consider this arrangement with TurnKey anything but successful. The transparent pricing up front as well as the genuine desire to continue improving with each hire we make is a big difference maker for us.

Chris Oh Chief of Staff and Technology Leader at Headspace

Chris Oh (US)

Chief of Staff, CTO
RESNET has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

TurnKey provided high-quality talent at a cost-effective price. We employed TurnKey to manage the hiring/HR/Legal for >80% of our entire Product team - from identifying and hiring Team Leads, to agent level support roles. I also appreciated that they were proactive in suggesting certain criteria and requirements when first starting our search for key team lead members.


Ryan Rice (US)

Founder & CEO of ResNet AI Inc.
The Best E-Signature Software According to G2

We reviewed several similar companies and along with the cost the major deciding factor was the quality of experienced candidates TurnKey was presenting to us. The additional team members worked alongside our scrum teams delivering new feature functionality and enhancements to our platform.We're impressed with the quality of their candidates and the work ethic they demonstrate on a day-to-day basis in our agile ceremonies.


Sandy Speirs (US)

Director Of Engineering at Sertifi, Inc.

TurnKey is well versed in the startup ecosystem and really understands our needs when it comes to offshore dev, particularly how our needs may be different than the needs of a huge public company. I don’t have to explain as much to TurnKey as I have had to do with other offshore vendors—they seem to get it on the first take. But at the end of the day, all we really care about is quality, and TurnKey has delivered the goods on this front better than other firms we’ve worked with in the past.

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Pat Williams

CEO & Co-founder at iScribeHealth

Latest Hires

TurnKey only hires the Top 3% of talent across Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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Why Choose TurnKey?

Just a few of the awesome things that makes us different from all the rest...

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We custom recruit your developers from scratch, ensuring a perfect fit for your needs and culture.

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You are in total control of the team, including when they work, how they work and what they work on.

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We are super transparent about all salaries and fees—you will always know exactly how much your developers get paid.

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We have operations throughout Eastern Europe and Latin America so you can pick the country that is the best match for you.

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We have a robust talent retention program that reduces churn by 5x compared to the industry average.

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We are based in Silicon Valley so you always have someone local to call at anytime.


Our interests match yours, so you know we're always on your side. We're super open about all the money stuff, including salaries and fees. No surprise charges!

Developer Salary
Taxes & Benefits

  • Since we are agnostic to salary, we find you the very best developer at the very best market price.
  • 100% of all bonuses and equity grants (if any) goes to the developer.

Employer of Record Fee

  • % of salary.
  • This includes all legal, administrative, payroll, liabilities, computers and much more.

Custom Recruiting Fee

  • % of salary for the first 18 months; fees are spread out (instead of one lump sum) to transfer employment risk from you onto TurnKey.
  • This fee is removed after the team member has been onboard for 18 months.

Talent Management Fee

  • % of salary. This includes:
    • HR and retention management program
    • Quarterly executive strategy reviews
    • Competitive compensation reports

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!

Assemble your dream team in just a few easy steps!


Strategic assessment of your needs


Simple pricing and painless contracting


Custom recruiting of your team


Easy kickoff and onboarding


Start building a great product!


Ongoing talent retention program

When it comes to CTO, we’ve got you covered.

TurnKey is your turnkey solution for hiring high quality, high performing CTO. From sourcing amazing candidates to signing important contracts (like IP assignment) to managing payroll and taxes for each of your developers, TurnKey takes care of everything so you can just focus on building great software.


🧑‍💻Technology Roadmapping

Specialists possess a wealth of experience in crafting comprehensive technology roadmaps. They'll work closely with you to outline a clear and strategic path for your tech projects, ensuring they align seamlessly with your business objectives. With a keen eye on innovation, these CTO will guide your tech strategy to keep you at the forefront of industry trends, helping you navigate the ever-changing technological landscape with confidence.

⤴️ Scalability Solutions

Scalability is a key element in the success of any tech-driven enterprise. The experts we hire for client requests specialize in designing and implementing scalable architectures that can seamlessly grow alongside your business. Whether you're expanding rapidly or need to make adjustments, these specialists will develop systems and processes that ensure your tech infrastructure remains flexible and adaptable to meet your evolving needs.

🔌 Technical Due Diligence

Making informed tech decisions is paramount to success. The specialists we connect you with are adept at conducting thorough technical due diligence, offering a comprehensive assessment of your tech assets. They'll evaluate potential risks, uncover opportunities, and provide invaluable insights to support your decision-making process. With their guidance, you'll have a solid foundation upon which to base your tech investments and strategies.

🤝 Team Building and Leadership

Building and leading a high-performing tech team is crucial for achieving your goals in talent acquisition, team leadership, and mentorship. CTO understand the importance of assembling the right individuals and fostering a motivated and cohesive team. With their expertise, you'll have the confidence that your tech projects are in the hands of capable and dedicated professionals.

🔒 Security and Compliance

The CTOs specialize in fortifying your systems, safeguarding your data, and ensuring strict compliance with industry standards and regulations. With their support, you can navigate the complex world of tech security and compliance with ease, knowing your digital assets are protected.

🔧 Product Innovation

They're experts in product development and innovation, guiding you through the entire journey. From the initial stages of ideation and prototyping to successful product launches, these specialists will be your partners in turning your ideas into reality.

Enjoy all the amazing benefits of using TurnKey.

30 days

Time to your first custom hire (or less!)


Annual retention rate of our developers

Industry average = 60%


Average increase in product development velocity

Our clients are winning all types of awards with their top quality developers

  • TripleTree iAward

  • Zoom Finalist Marketplace Competition

  • KLAS 2023 Points of Light Award

  • G2 Awards

  • Energy Visionary by California Energy Commission

  • Capterra Best Value

  • GetApp Best Functionality & Features

  • SoftwareAdvice Most Recommended

Looking for more than just CTO?

When you are building out a development team, you often need multiple players who are skilled at different things. That’s why TurnKey is a perfect partner for your hiring needs across the development stack.


Key Questions – and Answers! – about CTO


Why do you need a CTO for your team?

  • A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) plays a pivotal role in shaping and executing your tech strategy.
  • They bring technical expertise and leadership to drive innovation and growth.
  • CTOs ensure your tech projects align with your business objectives.
  • They provide a cohesive vision for your tech initiatives, keeping you ahead in the industry.

How to hire a CTO?

  • Define your needs: Clearly outline your tech goals and the role you expect the CTO to fulfill.
  • Seek referrals: Leverage your network and industry contacts for recommendations.
  • Use specialized hiring platforms: Platforms like TurnKey Labs connect you with top CTO candidates.
  • Conduct thorough interviews: Assess technical skills, leadership, and cultural fit.
  • Consider a trial period: Trial projects or consulting can help evaluate a candidate's performance.

What skills to look for when you hire a top CTO?

  • Strong technical expertise: Proficiency in relevant technologies and industry knowledge.
  • Leadership and management: Ability to build and lead high-performing tech teams.
  • Strategic thinking: Capacity to align tech goals with business objectives.
  • Innovation mindset: A commitment to driving innovation and staying updated.
  • Communication and collaboration: Effective communication and teamwork skills.

What are the main interview questions to hire a CTO?

  • Describe your experience in leading tech teams and driving innovation.
  • Can you provide examples of successful tech projects you've overseen?
  • How do you stay updated with the latest tech trends and industry developments?
  • How would you handle a tech crisis or unexpected challenges in a project?
  • What is your approach to building a collaborative and motivated tech team?

What are the tools used by CTOs?

  • Project management tools: Platforms like Jira, Trello, or Asana for project planning and tracking.
  • Communication tools: Slack, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom for team collaboration and communication.
  • Version control systems: Git and GitHub for code collaboration and version management.
  • Cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud for scalable and flexible infrastructure.
  • Analytics tools: Tools like Google Analytics, Mixpanel, or Tableau for data-driven insights.