Mizuho Securities USA Announces Three New Equity Distribution Hires

August 4, 2015

New York – Mizuho Securities USA, Inc (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of the global Mizuho Financial Group, today announced the addition of three senior appointments in equity sales. The announcement was made by John Koudounis, President and CEO of MSUSA. “By investing in senior talent, we continue to build our U.S. equity sales, trading and research platform,” Koudounis said. “Daniel, Mark, and Marylou come to us with remarkable 20+ year careers on Wall Street. We welcome them to the firm.”     

The new hires appointed are Daniel Albert, Managing Director Convertible Bonds; Mark Morell, Managing Director; and Marylou Panza, Director. Koudounis said that Albert, Morell, and Panza will all work together in the equity department and report to Matt DeSalvo, Executive Managing Director and Head of MSUSA’s Equity Division.       

Albert joins MSUSA from Morgan Stanley where he served as a managing director in the convertible bonds department over the course of nineteen years. Prior to that, Albert worked across various departments at Lehman Brothers from research analyst to equity sales trader to convertible sales. Albert began his career in finance as a financial analyst at First Boston. Albert holds a BS in science from Boston University and he earned an MBA at NewYork University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.     

Morell joins MSUSA from Canaccord Genuity formerly as a managing director in cash equity sales. Morell served as a managing director at Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc. and a director at UBS Securities. He began his career in options at Credit Suisse First Boston. Morell attended Norwich University and University of South Florida.     

Panza joins MSUSA from Stephens, Inc. where she served as managing director in sales and trading. Panza served as a director at Lazard Capital Markets and also as a director in sales and trading at Cowen and Co, LLC. She started her career in trading at Goldman Sachs & Co.  Ms. Panza holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University.    

Matt DeSalvo, Executive Managing Director and Head of MSUSA’s Equity Division, stated, “These highly experienced salespeople add to MSUSA’s growing presence in US Equity and will be invaluable assets to the firm”.


About Mizuho Securities USA
Mizuho Securities USA Inc. is a leading global investment bank. MSUSA is a U.S. registered broker-dealer headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hoboken (NJ), Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and London (UK). MSUSA provides a wide range of fixed income and equity securities products and investment banking services to institutional clients. MSUSA is one of only 22 firms designated as a Primary Dealerin U.S. Government and Agency securities. MSUSA also is a U.S. registered futures commission merchant (“FCM”) and a member of most international futures exchanges. MSUSA’s parent company, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., is a top-tier, full-service, Japanese securities firm and a core member of the Mizuho Financial Group. 

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), based in Japan, is one of the largest financial institutions in the world,offering a broad range of financial services including banking, securities, trust and asset management, credit card, private banking services, and venture capital through its group companies. The group has approximately 56,000 staff working in more than 920 offices in over 32 countries and total assets of over $1.52 trillion as of March 31, 2015. Its core global corporate banking entity, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., has offices throughout Japan, the U.S., the Americas, and the world, providing financial and strategic solutions to major corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities. For more information, please visit http://www.mizuho-fg.co.jp/english/

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