I asked and received a letter of recommendation from someone outside my company. This person is considered an expert in the field, and has much more experience than me (decades v. years).
I am very grateful for his letter, and would like to say something like:
If and when you need it, I will be happy to return the favor to the extent of my ability.
As this person is so much more experienced than I am, I don’t have any idea as to how to express this in a respectful way. I don’t know how I would be returning this favor in the future, nor how much value it can bring to him.
The goal is to express that I am grateful. Can you tell me what would be an appropriate way to do this?