Nick Wanat is Chief Internal Auditor of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

Nick Wanat

Chief Audit Executive

Nick Wanat has served as Chief Audit Executive of Western Alliance Bancorporation since 2018, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Western Alliance Board of Directors.

Mr. Wanat previously was Senior Vice President and Controller for Western Alliance Bank for five years beginning in 2013. In this role, he was responsible for all day-to-day operations and staff of the accounting department, where he implemented key strategies to streamline processes and improve financial reporting.

Prior to joining Western Alliance, Mr. Wanat held a number of increasingly senior positions over nine years with KPMG, working in both Chicago and London to direct audits for global financial companies.

Mr. Wanat is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Phoenix Public Library Foundation and the Finance Committee for Junior Achievement of Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Ohio, and a Master of Accounting Science degree from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA.

About Us

With approximately $50 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. The company is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the new S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions with teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities. Business clients also benefit from a powerful array of specialized financial services that provide strong expertise and tailored solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. Most recently, the bank added to these capabilities with the acquisition of AmeriHome Mortgage, a leading national business-to-business mortgage platform. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking brands and has offices in key markets nationwide.