It is with a heavy heart that I send you the letter of reference for Martin Oliver as your next District Sales Manager. Martin has been a successful sales professional at our organization for over 10 years and has been deserving of a managerial position for some time. Since we are not able to accommodate his career move, Martin has wisely decided to move on to a better opportunity.
Martin has steadily been our best sales professional for the past four years and has been responsible for nearly 20 percent of the company’s revenue on his own. I have offered him special projects, which he has excelled at, but his strong desire to move into management put me into a position where I had to admit that it was time for Martin to move on.
You will find that Martin is extremely detail-oriented and never expects more out of his subordinates than he is willing to give of himself. He is not motivated by money as much as he is motivated by the long-term success of the company. Martin is one of those rare employees who understands the natural cycle of job security.
Martin will make an excellent addition to your management team and I give him my full recommendation. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 555-320-3322 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.