John Jansen

Managing Director

Technology/Media/Telecom Banking

Americas

Years in the industry: 15 years
Area of focus: Technology M&A 
School: University of California, Davis and University of Maryland

What do you do at Mizuho?
Provide M&A advisory services to leading technology companies.

What surprised you about Mizuho?
The depth and breadth of Mizuho's relationships across Asia and the power of Mizuho's global platform in its creative and unique approach to providing solutions to complex situations.

What are Mizuho's culture and people like?
Mizuho's people and culture are highly collaborative with an entrepreneurial spirit.

What is the first thing you read every day?
I read Mergermarket, TechCrunch, and The Wall Street Journal.

How is Mizuho different from other places?
Mizuho emphasizes teamwork and collaboration across the organization to ensure its clients receive high quality service and the appropriate advice and solutions at the right time.

What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
As the result of our strong M&A capabilities, we have earned key advisory roles with some of the world's largest and most financially sophisticated global TMT companies as well as some of the most technologically advanced emerging growth companies.

What do you do for fun?
Spend time with family and I enjoy golfing and skiing.

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