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Business Recovery Manager Cover Letter

This cover letter is for a position in an increasingly important field: business continuity planning. Dashes serve as bullets to indicate the applicant's achievements with "heavy numbers."

Sample Business Recovery Manager Cover Letter

Hennery Smith
2365 S Mayfield Ave • Chicago, IL 60652 • Cell: (123)-555-1234

April 8, 2010

Jack Ryan
1237 Main Court
Santa Cruz
CA, 95060
Cell: 243-543-6767

Dear Mr. Ryan:

Development of a comprehensive, state-of-the-industry business-continuity program is critical to a company's ability to achieve its core mission. Employee safety, shareholder value, corporate reputation, revenues and profits, data integrity and IT systems—these are some of the corporate interests that an effective business-continuity program is designed to protect. My expertise is the ability to deliver, within a complex multinational organization, innovative business-continuity plans that are integrated with overall corporate strategy and aligned with corporate goals.

In my work as Business Recovery Manager at Morgan Summers Financial Services, I established just such a program. My groundbreaking thinking and writing promotes business-continuity planning as a strategic, businessdriven process in which IT plays a supporting role. My contributions helped ensure that the company would mitigate risk, survive potential disruptions and recover in a timely manner. Achievements included the following:

  • Developed and executed business-continuity plans for an organization with $176 billion in assets under management, 40 business units, 800 employees and 19 different IT systems running 200 applications.
  • Promoted my visionary concept of the role of business-continuity planning throughout the organization and achieved buy-in for plan initiatives from 40 business units (including six IT business units) and two disaster-recovery vendors.
  • Implemented a multifaceted employee-awareness program to help ensure that employees knew how to implement plans in the event of a business disruption.

I came up through the ranks as an IT professional and earned both my M.B.A. degree and my Bachelor's degree in Business Computer Information Systems. As an experienced BCP manager who is a Certified Business Continuity Professional, I am well credentialed for assuming a leadership position in business-continuity planning.

Please contact me if you are interested in my demonstrated ability to help a company mitigate risk and protect critical assets. I look forward to an opportunity to speak with you in person about your business requirements. Thank you.


Hennery Smith


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