COVER LETTER FOR:

Director Information Technology

Dear Recruiter/Hiring Manager:

Having been a vital contributor to the profitability and overall success of several large organizations by developing cohesive high-performance teams, managing complex systems, and designing technical solutions, I now seek an opportunity to join your company as Director of IT.
With a broad base of progressive experience in strategic problem solving, I am able to establish solutions that help businesses correct problems in a timely and efficient manner. Furthermore, my negotiating techniques and ability to bridge cross-functional departments and align divergent opinions makes me an ideal candidate.
My past roles included Senior Network Engineer, Director of Cisco Services to Chief Technology Officer. A selection of my career highlights includes: • Reengineered/Led IT department for $2.5 billion company spanning 18 countries to optimize systems, control costs and improve efficiencies and performance. • Attaining Cisco Gold partner status with specializations in unified communication, security, route/switching, and wireless practices (Softchoice, Inc.). • Boosting 2008 sales by $28M through traditional channels as well as by selling additional products. • Increasing customers’ performance from 20% – 60% by delivering appropriate, custom solutions. • Managed relocation and redesign of $10 million data center for major auction service provider. Researched nationwide centers, technologies and methodologies to minimize costs in design of state-of-the-art facility; collaborated with senior leadership; selected/negotiated for site; conceived idea to utilize dark fiber from carrier hotel to handle voice, video and data traffic; designed power requirements, back up and redundancy; contracted engineer to execute collocation facility. • Generating $2.5M savings while increasing data flow 50% by redesigning the network to include foreign business. The new network transformed the company from a PPP and frame-relay combined network to a fully messed MPLS network. • Playing a key role in selling the company for a $52.5M profit. • Catapulted revenue 300% in 3 years managing vendor relationships and contracts. Screened best-of-breed vendors; validated proposed solutions; negotiated pricing and contracts; performed complex financial analysis including cost benefit; educated sales on features and benefits; oversaw pre-sales engineers; offered solutions to clients; directed post-sales implementation. Results: Grew revenue from $200,000 to $10 million; developed strong vendor loyalty. • Catapulting revenue 300% in 3 years by managing vendor relationships and contracts as well as successfully evaluating new products and services.
Sincerely, Glenn R. Brown
glennrbrown@comcast.net
Lilburn, GA

This example was posted: 8/23/2010 5:07:54 PM EST


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