January 1, 2006
69185 Hammond Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
Dear Ms. Corcoran:
It has been a while since we spoke at your company's __________(TITLE) event last winter.
As you may know, I have been helping a number of organizations with significant challenges as part of their executive team after successfully selling my company, __________(COMPANY) in ____(DATE).
Now that time has come to move on, I was wondering if you could help me identify contacts that I can approach at __________(FIELD) ventures, where I can combine my technological and general management skills to provide strong, decisive, and hands-on leadership, preferably to an operations, professional services, or consulting division. I currently reside in __________(LOCATION), but am open to relocation.
My success, both with my own company, my consulting projects, and during prior employment, lies in my ability to quickly generate results. Never satisfied with the status quo, I developed a keen eye for identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities and am adept at swiftly responding to market changes and customer demands. Even though my track record goes back only ___(NUMBER) years, I have demonstrated achievements in:
¤ Managing businesses to turn around performance and achieve full potential.
¤ Analyzing and controlling all aspects of multi-site operations to reduce costs and improve profits.
¤ Negotiating favorable domestic and international deals, acquisitions and strategic alliances, and partnerships.
¤ Combining expertise in strategic/tactical marketing and business development.
¤ Creating and introducing cutting-edge technologies and procedures.
¤ Training, motivating, and directing ___ personnel to improve individual and group effectiveness.
Since I value your experience and perspective, I have taken the liberty to enclose a resume to assist you in evaluating appropriate contacts and suggestions. I would greatly appreciate any ideas, recommendations, or referrals you could offer. Rest assured that I would happily do the same for you if the situation ever arises. I will call you next week to follow up.