Nick Wanat is Chief Internal Auditor of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

Nick Wanat

Senior Vice President, Chief Internal Auditor


Nick Wanat is Chief Internal Auditor of Western Alliance Bancorporation, 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 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 more than $25 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions with local 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. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.