Mizuho USA announces three new hires in equity distribution

Mizuho Securities USA (MSUSA), the U.S. investment banking subsidiary of the global Mizuho Financial Group, announced the addition of three senior appointments.

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 New York 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'.

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