CTO Cover Letter Examples

The CTO (Chief Technology Officer) is responsible for overseeing all of the tech-related operations within a company, as well as all of a company’s IT employees. Common work activities include developing strategic goals for technology departments, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the IT department, communicating with other executives regarding technology goals, leading research on the latest industry-specific technology and providing leadership and guidance to IT employees and managers.

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Include These CTO Skills

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field
  • 15 years of IT experience
  • 7 years of IT management experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strategic vision
  • Presentation skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Decision making skills

The Chief Technology Officer sample cover letter below highlights some of these skills and qualifications.

Dear Mr. Gragg,

I am writing to schedule an interview for the position of Chief Technology Officer. I have 20 years of IT experience and 7 years experience as a Senior IT executive for Rise Technologies. I think my IT acumen and leadership skills make me a great candidate for your organization.

My professional experience includes 20 years of working every job in the IT department before serving 7 years as Chief Technology Officer at Timestamp Technologies. I think the skills I’ve acquired through this experience make me a perfect candidate to lead the technology department of Torpedo Technologies.

Below are my most relevant skills and accomplishments:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Duke University

Created and Executed strategic vision for IT department of Timestamp Technologies

Cut IT expenses by 7% through vendor re-negotiation

Presented keynote speech at ITCon on data management in 2015

Led IT department of 27 employees

Recruited and retained top IT employees from competitors

I pride myself on my leadership ability and strategic vision. I take the leadership aspect of my role quite seriously, and I think this is why I’d be a great fit at Torpedo Technologies. If you would like to schedule an interview, then please contact me at your earliest convenience.


Glenn B. Burford

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