Meet the Team
Degy Entertainment was started as a management firm in 1996. After several years of successful label signings, publishing signings, and licensings, Degy choose to enter the booking world. In September of 2001, Degy Booking International, Inc. launched as the booking arm of Degy Entertainment, and quickly grew to a client base of nearly 100 music acts. Over time, the company developed specialties in the college and military booking fields, and became one of the most prominent agencies in the world for such niche bookings. The company now books over 2000 events each year while working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment business.
Ari is the President and CEO of Degy Entertainment and has immersed himself in the entertainment industry since 1995. Though more than anything in the world, he’s a devoted father and husband, and likes nothing more than spending time with his two year old baby twins. He hasn’t slept in years as a result of this. Ari obtained his degree in communications from the University of Michigan a long, long time ago.
Degy Booking International Vice President, Jeff Hyman has been in the Entertainment Industry for over 20 years. Starting off working in the college division of Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. as an account representative, and then at Auburn Moon Agency as Vice President and Director of the College Division.
The son of Capitol recording artist, Ron DiRoma, Nick’s original career path was surprisingly not in the entertainment industry but the hospitality field. He graduated from Florida Culinary Institute in 1996 and was a rising star in the culinary world, cooking in renowned restaurants such as Cucina Del Arte in Palm Beach, FL & The Trillium at The Sagamore Hotel in Lake George, NY…
Major Operations Manager
After years of playing drums in various bands in NJ/NYC, Joe got his start in the music business as an intern in at Universal Music Group in Manhattan. Graduating with a Political Science degree from Rutgers University, and a stint in music video promotions at HIP Video, he joined Degy as an intern, eventually becoming an assistant in the management division and a College Booking Agent…
Major Events Operations Director
Evan’s personal and professional career path is nothing short of incredible. After the tragic loss of his mother in 2000 and father in 2005, he knew that he had two options for his life path. He could either allow the tragedy get the best of him or use the adverse experience as a foundational pillar that shapes the rest of his life. As his parents would have wanted, Evan chose the latter.
Major Events Operations Manager
CFO / Agent
Canadian Operations / Booking Agent
A graduate of the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College, Tim spent several years at Canada’s Oldest Independent Folk Label, True North Records as the Digital Marketing Manager. He then returned to his alma mater as the Events and Activities Programmer for the Fanshawe Student Union, where he booked hundreds of events ranging from pub trivia, and comedy nights, to major concerts…
Ashley is a graduate from Western Michigan University with a degree in organizational communication and event management. She discovered her love of events through being on the executive board of her university’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) as Comedy Coordinator and eventually Vice President. Over the past 3 years she has…
Nick has been surrounded by music every since he was a young’n. Growing up in Northwest Illinois he played the drums and sang in bands all through middle school, high school, college and beyond. After graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management, he realizes it was time to hang the drum sticks up and find a career he was passionate about, while staying close to the music community…