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Mizuho Hires Three Senior Bankers in Automotive, Consumer, and Energy Sectors

August 15, 2018, 08:08 AM

Mizuho Americas announced the strengthening of its North American Banking coverage with three new Managing Director appointments. Andrew Karnovsky will cover automotive, Angela McCracken will focus on energy, and Heidi Sandquist will cover food and beverage. The hires are part of Mizuho’s build-out to expand its product suite expertise under the guidance of Mizuho’s Co-Heads of Corporate and Investment Banking Michael Keating and Keith A. Wargo.

“Andrew, Angela and Heidi bring extensive transaction experience and proven track records for growing client relationships through outstanding results,” said Andrew Dewing, Head of North American Banking. “Our banking commitments in these sectors will benefit from the expanded scope of services and counsel we provide and our business is better positioned to broaden its client base.”

Andrew Karnovsky has spent 14 years in automotive and industrials banking, most recently as Director of U.S. automotive and commercial vehicle investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, and prior to that in the General Industrial Group at Jefferies. He will be based in New York and is a graduate of Emory University and Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law.

Angela McCracken brings more than 20 years of experience to Mizuho as Deputy Head of Energy. She most recently served as head of leveraged energy corporate banking at Deutsche Bank and held senior roles at Citi and Key Bank. She will be based in Houston and is a graduate of Baylor University.

Heidi Sandquist is highly regarded for complex trade finance solutions and has more than 20 years of corporate banking experience. She served as Director and COO in Deutsche Bank Securities’ Corporate Banking Coverage team. She joins from BMO Capital Markets, where she was Director of food, consumer & retail corporate banking. Sandquist is a graduate of The University of Chicago and NYU Stern School of Business.

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