Cover letter for an executive position (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “executive cover letters.”

Samples of cover letter for an executive position

To get a position as an executive, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing an executive cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Executive cover letters”

“Charles Pritchett

Marketing Executive

780 Corona St. 

Manchester, NH 03102


New York, 6/17/2019

Mr. Brian O’Hara

Head of Human Resources

Magnetic Pear, Inc. 

7049 Saxon St.

Brooklyn, NY 11207

Dear Brian,

As a longtime fan of Magnetic Pear’s pursuit of growth and efficiency, I was excited to see your executive opening. With my experience cutting costs by 21% via implementing lean sales initiative, I think I can help Magnetic Pear achieve its mission and financial objectives.

I know that the critical project for this role will be to spearhead Magnetic Pear’s marketing activities. While working at Northwest Passion, I designed and implemented a top-of-the-line media strategy to acquire performance data across 9 marketing channels. This helped identify profitability and scalability for each channel, which ultimately led to the growth of our mobile subscribers by 300%. I also engineered a marketing channel incentive program based on a monthly commitment model, which accelerated the company’s growth by 23%.

The industry-famous Magnetic Pear’s emphasis on performance-driven leadership is why I’m also excited about this opening. I’d love the opportunity to further my professional growth while translating the skills I’ve acquired over the years into boosting all major KPIs for Magnetic Pear.

Can we schedule a call next week to discuss cutting costs and streamlining processes for Magnetic Pear?

Sincerely, Charles Pritchett

P.S. I would value the opportunity to show you how I can grow Magnetic Pear’s growth by 23%.”

Sample 2: “Executive cover letters”

“Jerry McKowski

Chairman – Board of Directors

Capital Industries

590 Edison Way

Kansas City, MO 64138

Dear Mr. McKowski,

With years of success in the industry, I am ready to join Capital Industries as your next CEO. I have a track record of identifying growth opportunities in the cloud computing industry over the past 15 years. I am seeking to leverage my exceptional company management, capital fundraising, and software application engineering abilities in a new challenge. I work well with established, talented teams to spearhead new markets.

As Chairman and CEO of Century Industries, I am responsible for providing the visionary leadership for a $10.5 million technology company offering a cloud-based Platform as a Service (PaaS) for the natural gas industry in the Midwest. My hands-on ability to work with clients in the field resulting in numerous successful partnerships.

Please review a list of my career highlights:

  • Co-Founder and President/CEO of CloudOne, a specialized Quality of Service (QoS) Platform using a PaaS business model with $35 million in total revenue — negotiated $50 million exit with Amazon Web Services.
  • Grew Century Industries personnel from 50 to 250 and delivered revenue growth from $6 million to $10.4 million.
  • Expanded market share for Intraserve, Inc. data access service from 30 percent to 45 percent over 2 years, increasing profit margins by 40 percent, with higher quality services.

I researched the background of Capital Industries after our initial discussions about the role. With a new market strategy, your engineers and sales teams will be a great foundation to begin creating new products. I am ready to lead Capital Industries to new heights of success.

I look forward to scheduling an interview at your earliest convenience. Please call 479.668.9178 or email me at Thank you for your consideration.


Your Name”

Sample 3: “Executive cover letters”

“Annabel Margolis

Chairman – Board of Directors

Band Information Technology Corporation

2440 North Umbria Way

New York, NY 10005

Dear Mrs. Margolis,

Years of experience in C-suite roles has prepared me well for Band’s next CIO. I have proven success in business generation, operations management, entrepreneurship, and security in higher education, private industry, and government over the past 15 years. I am seeking to leverage proven technical architecture, IT development, and software engineering abilities in a new challenge.

As CIO of Plainview University, I am responsible for the central administration of technology for faculty members, graduate, and undergraduate schools. I currently oversee a staff of 15 IT managers and specialists with a $10 million budget. During my tenure, I have initiated numerous campus-wide programs that have shaped the entire university’s technological landscape.

Before this, I was CIO for Row Chemicals in Trenton, New Jersey from 2004 to 2013, where I designed reliable and high-performing service-oriented architecture solutions. From 2004 to 2008, I was CIO of the State of New York, where I oversaw the strategic management and direction of the state’s technology resources and network infrastructure.

Please consider the following career achievements:

  • Plainville University: Founding executive director of Plainview OpenCourseWare — the original Massive Open Online Course.
  • Row Chemicals: Created enterprise software suite to assist business process flows, event flows, and GUI frames with over $110 million in revenue.
  • State of New York: Spearheaded several public infrastructure anti-hacking projects in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security.

After our initial discussions about the role, I researched the background of Band. With an established enterprise product, your teams are ready to spearhead new technical initiatives with your current customer base. Together, we can continue to develop new areas of success and build long-term growth.

I look forward to scheduling an interview at your earliest convenience. Please call 718.912.4126 or email me at Thank you for your consideration.


Your Name”

Sample 4: “Executive cover letters”

“Richard Tarke

Chairman – Board of Directors

2705 Homestead Rd.

San Jose, CA 10005

Dear Mr. Tarke,

I am confident I will be an excellent fit for’s CTO position. I have proven success in product innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development in video technology over the past 15 years. I am seeking to leverage my data-driven software development abilities in a new and challenging role.

In my current role as CTO for Render, I oversee all product development for our venture-backed startup focused on delivering modern virtual reality headsets, mapping, and simulation products. I determine the overall strategic direction of product development and uphold the company’s position at the forefront of technology by focusing on product content and user design.

Previously, I was Chief Technical Architect and Vice President for, Lead Technical Architect for AdNext, and Founder and CTO of VidEx Networks, Inc. Please review the enclosed resume for further details.

Please consider a few highlights of my career:

  • Responsible for delivering 15 products in less than two years with proven revenue growth of over $300 million.
  • Delivered numerous training modules and presentations by collaborating with top engineers from Google, the US Army, the Weather Channel, Emirates Airlines, and the USC School of Architecture.
  • Responsible for overseeing the production of the world’s first self-editing video using machine learning technology, resulting in numerous patents.

After our initial discussions about the role, I researched additional product strategies for As GPU-based deep learning technology develops at breakneck speed, smart camera products and systems are proving to be huge revenue generators. With your world-class engineers and my leadership, we can continue to develop new products and position TVidia for long-term growth.

I look forward to scheduling an interview at your earliest convenience. Please call 605.337.9559 or email me at Thank you for your consideration.


Your Name”

Sample 5: “Executive cover letters”

“Jax Sampson

(111) 789-3456

April 30, 2019

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to apply for the position of Executive at Crossover Software. I began my career as a software developer, so I understand the needs, culture and work environment of software firms like Crossover. However, I was able to carry over the same kind of problem-solving acuity that served me so well in the development field into a managerial role. I believe that my intimate familiarity with the software world combined with my communication skills, charisma and organizational abilities make me an excellent fit for this position.

I’ve always had a knack for numbers and solving problems. The more difficult the problem, the more driven I am to solve it. It seems natural that such inclinations would have led me to initially become a software developer. Working at Flagship Network Technologies gave free reign to my penchant for systematic thinking that is vital to a leadership role.

As my career progressed, I began to be put into more senior roles, eventually leading and coordinating teams of software developers on large-scale projects. Such work gave me my first taste of what it was to be a manager, and I found that I enjoyed it. I had the interpersonal communication skills necessary to inspire trust and the kind of vision and leadership qualities that earned me respect from those working beneath me. Under my direction, my development team was able to roll out new code more quickly, performing all necessary debugging and maintenance operations, and we were ultimately able to submit work to clients 20% faster than before.

I thank you for your time in examining me for this role. With one foot in the development world and the other foot in the management world, I believe that I have the unique combination of talents and experiences that make for an excellent executive at Crossover. It would be an honor to join the Crossover team and help push your wonderful company to new heights.


Jax Sampson”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letter for an executive position

How do I write a cover letter for an executive position?

Here are our five golden rules for writing executive cover letters:

  • Be specific with names, skills and experience. 
  • Emphasize key aviation industry qualities. 
  • Adapt your cover letter for every application.

Should you write a cover letter for an executive position?

Yes. It improves your chances of landing an interview and makes you stand apart from all the other applicants.

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