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MERKUR GROUP INC. (CIGR8)

Merkur Group Inc. Graphic Designer

Dear Sir or Ma’am,

I am writing to recommend James Caldwell enthusiastically for employment in your organization. James and I worked alongside each other during the latter half of 2014—he as Executive Assistant and I as Graphic Designer for the Merkur Group—and during our time together I was fortunate to have such a versatile and conscientious teammate in James.

The title Executive Assistant can be broad, and this was certainly the case for James. When I was hired in the summer of 2014 James not only arranged the interview, but he conducted it as well. Members of our executive team were in and out of the meeting, but James was a natural leader during the interview. Not only were his communication skills and professionalism apparent, but his experience as a graphic designer made for an informed, effective interview. And, once I was brought on board, his expertise as a graphic designer helped my own job performance, be it with technical or visual insight, both of which he offered constructively and to the benefit of our workflow.

The executives to whom James reported are Chinese nationals, so not only did he act as their American proxy in business and social matters, but he also took on oversight of my duties when they traveled to China for extended business trips. With China being 13 hours ahead of Dallas time, James performed admirably as our 24-hour liaison, handling communications at all hours with China, with our corporate office in Las Vegas, and with business partners nationwide for whom James was the Merkur Group’s point of contact. In our executive’s absence, James also supervised my project list both with trust and with a sense of urgency as deadlines approached, and he saw to it that my needs were anticipated and met.

I appreciate the time spent working with James. He acted as a trusted colleague and a highly
qualified mentor, and I know that I have only scratched the surface of what he has done for the Merkur Group and what he is capable of in your organization.

Warm regards,

James Hough
Graphic Designer, Merkur Group, Inc.
4110 White Swan Dr Garland, TX 75044
214-901-6797 | jamesphough@gmail.com
Wednesday, January 7, 2015