Dear “Executive Recruiter”

The posting for the CEO for __________ grabbed my attention because it identifies the need for a candidate like me, who is an innovative, strategic and practical business leader who has grown sales and profits consistently. I think my resume will convince you and your client, that my skills, leadership and accomplishments make me very qualified for the job. It’s the intangibles that will result in this being a perfect fit for your client and myself.
While I’m sure you have received thousands of resumes, I believe that my experience with world class luxury brands, my accomplishments and entrepreneurial nature make me an outstanding candidate for this position. As a senior-level executive with more than 15 years of complete P&L and operational responsibility for a variety of companies and situations, I have consistently grown sale and profits. • I led a $50 million company from a $4 million loss to a $1 million profit in two years. This required not only the creation of a high performance team, but an attention to detail, which resulted the company providing the best customer service in the industry, which was a major reason for the companies turnaround.
I have been President, and Sr. V. P. leading prestige branded organizations to sales and P&L increases by identifying market growth potential, and new business opportunities; and executing the product, sales and marketing programs to exploit these opportunities. • Managed a company from $90 million in sales and a $10 million loss to $120 million in sales and a $4 million profit in 4 years. I am an experienced, confident communicator and negotiator, I have developed a track record of reaching consensus, leading and motivating by example, and I am very adept at dealing with customers, suppliers, investors and the board. • Directed a business and doubled sales from $70 million to $140 million while profits grew from break-even to $22 million • Increased net margin on the top 30 mass merchant/big box accounts by more than 18% while increasing sales by 34%.

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