Nick Wanat

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.

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Western Alliance Bank

With more than $65 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, offers a full spectrum of tailored solutions and outstanding service delivered by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include #2 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2021, and #1 Best Emerging Regional Bank for 2022 by Bank Director. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands and has offices in key markets nationwide.