What do you do at Mizuho?
I work on the ABS Origination team within Mizuho's Debt Capital Markets group. My team helps our clients raise capital through the issuance of asset-backed securities.
What surprised you about Mizuho?
I’ve been most surprised and impressed by Mizuho's commitment to growing its US platform. Since I started working at Mizuho in 2012, we have made a significant effort to expand our US capabilities and credentials. To me, this effort is best reflected in the quality of colleagues that Mizuho has hired.
What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
Having been a part of Mizuho's ABS Origination effort since it began in the US, I’m most proud of having helped my team earn its first left lead-managed ABS offering for a US client, in April 2016. The transaction was a milestone for our group and the culmination of a lot of hard work.
What do you do for fun?
I try to go to Central Park at least once every weekend in the spring and summer—whether it's to play in my recreational softball league or to throw a frisbee and lounge around on the Great Lawn.