Shaival Patel, Managing Director, Head of US Equity Sales

Shaival Patel

Managing Director, Head of US Equity Sales

US Equities



16 years


US Equities


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

What do you do at Mizuho?

I manage the US Equity Sales team. Working with our equity research, sales/trading, and equity capital markets teams, we deliver Mizuho’s global equities offering to our vast institutional client base.


How is Mizuho different from other places where you've worked?

Mizuho is truly a global firm with a focus on differentiated, thoughtful, and collaborative client service across all areas of the bank. There is a strong emphasis placed on a culture that continuously invests in its people and works diligently to build its products, capabilities, and offering with a steadfast and committed focus on the client.

What surprised you about Mizuho?

I was surprised by how helpful people across the firm are. Colleagues across different departments genuinely take the time to help, mentor, and motivate others. It’s a true testament to the culture at Mizuho and the dedication of its employees to bring out the best across the organization. 

What is a topic or issue outside of financial services that interests you?

I like learning about climate change and the impact it has on our society. I believe it is important to educate ourselves on how the climate is changing so we can be well-prepared to understand the implications of our actions today and what that means for the future of our planet.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy running (having successfully completed 10 full marathons and counting), exploring NYC, reading, and cooking with my wife.

What skill or competency do you feel you've enhanced while at Mizuho?

I have enhanced my leadership skills. Mizuho takes the time to help its employees go above and beyond with the resources needed to succeed. 

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