tml Partners help Mizuho grow Communications team

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Mizuho Bank is the integrated retail and corporate banking unit of Mizuho Financial Group, the third largest financial services company in Japan, with total assets of approximately $1.8 trillion in 2017. Mizuho Bank provides financial products and services to a wide range of clients, including individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, large corporations, financial institutions and public sector entities. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tom Morgan-Harris partnered with Gayle Rodriguez, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, EMEA on this new and exciting search for a Content Editor in her team in London. This position was  to play an integral part in her Marketing and Communications team at Mizuho Bank as they look build their presence and brand across Europe and further afield. The content specialist was to work with the international teams to create and lead a strategy going forward.

Tom mapped the market across London as well as further afield utilising his network of Corporate Communications professionals to deliver a range of profiles for Gayle to review. This was a newly created role, and the first within the international business. Commenting on her experience with Tom at tml Partners, Gayle said:

“It was a pleasure partnering with Tom to find the ideal candidate that could take on the role of Content Editor at Mizuho. We were looking for someone with a really good knowledge of corporate and investment banking products and solutions, someone who has had previous experience in working with multiple channels and platforms, who has delivered solid results as well as the ability to navigate a Japanese organisation and culture.

“Tom presented great insight and knowledge with regard to these requirements. He provided expertise and support to me throughout the recruitment process, and kept the momentum going which wasn’t always easy. He also always kept me well informed at each stage. Post the placement, Tom also took the time and effort to follow-up with me to understand how the candidate’s first week went. For me, this demonstrates true investment in quality recruitment. I can’t recommend Tom and tml Partners more highly.”

Robert Jones was successfully appointed as the Content Editor and he will work closely with Gayle Rodriguez, based in London, whom he reports into. He will work with the international Marketing and Communications team to lead on the development and execution of the content strategy and activities for the bank.

Prior to Mizuho Bank, Robert was at Barclays Bank in London as their Group Editorial Content Manager and before this was at the CO-OP Bank in a communications role.

Commenting on working with tml Partners, Robert Jones said:

“I have always kept my status as ‘open to work’ on LinkedIn’ but rarely get any offers with significant thought or research behind them. Tom Morgan-Harris reached out last year with a very personable message before we jumped on a call and we talked about my career path to date and asked he me a few questions about ‘what next?’ etc… After a brief conversation we got talking about a specific role, no pressure from his side but it all seemed to make sense. I embarked on the recruitment process and after several interviews with the business etc… I ended up accepting a new role, doing exactly what I said I wanted to do, for more money than I was on at the time. I can’t speak highly enough of Tom and the rest of tml Partners and I would happily refer friends.”


tml Partners is an international corporate affairs and executive marketing recruitment firm. Exercising control over how information flows between an organisation, their employees and investors as well as to the broader public is more critical than ever. At tml Partners we specialise in sourcing and placing highly skilled leadership talent across corporate affairs and marketing, globally.

Tom Morgan-Harris heads up the Corporate Affairs practice at tml Partners and is currently partnering with leading brands and business across multiple different industries across professional services, financial services, consumer and heavily regulated industries. If you are looking to hire into your team, then we are highly experienced and ready to help.

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