If you know me personally, or you like my public talks, articles, etc, you may want to endorse me and my services in your company. I can of course contact your company myself, but your manager will probably trust you more than he trusts a consultant that (s)he doesn’t know.
This page shows a draft of a justification email you can write your manager to suggest my services. If you are going to use it, please let me know.
Be sure to personalise the text below – in particular how you know about me, and the reasons why you are endorsing me.
Thank you in advance.
Dear <supervisor’s name>,
I think that the team and I could use some help from third party. I’ve been reading Federico Razzoli’s blog for a long time, and attended his conference talks at <conference name>.
I wish to recommend him because:
- Federico is a recognized MySQL and MariaDB expert. He is the author of Mastering MariaDB. He worked with these technologies for several years: his past job experiences include a MySQL consultant position at Percona, and DBA positions in several fast-growing companies.
- Federico has a hands-on experience with a broad range of technologies. While his focus is on MySQL, he touched PostgreSQL, all major proprietary DBMSs, and some NoSQL technologies like Cassandra and Memcached.
- During his career, Federico worked as a DBA, a devops, a developer and a consultant. He understands the different needs and problems of the different roles who work in a company. His recommendations are realistic, and they always have a purpose. He knows how to promote collaboration between different teams in a company.
- Federico is proactive. He often talks about how to prevent service disruptions with proper monitoring and properly tested high availability solutions, rather than rushing to restart servers.