Michele Goodenough
Vice President, Debt Syndicate

Years in the industry: 6 years
Area of focus: Investment grade and high yield bond
School: Marist College


What do you do at Mizuho?
I help connect firms seeking capital with providers of capital. Specifically, my group manages the issuance of debt into the marketplace.

How is Mizuho different from other places you've worked?
I was surprised by the flat organizational structure. Even as an associate, I had direct access to (and interaction with) senior management.

What’s a particularly proud moment you’ve had here?
The completion of our straight-through processing system for Bill & Deliver deals. It was the culmination of a joint effort between my team and IT and now, it helps us accommodate larger transactions with far less operational risk.

What’s one thing you've learned while at Mizuho or in the industry?
Work hard, have a good attitude, and people will want to work with you.

What do you do for fun?
Traveling, exercising and cooking