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 Nisman

Ari Nisman

President/CEO

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.

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EMAIL: ARI@DEGY.com

Jeff Hyman

Jeff Hyman

Vice President

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.

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EMAIL: JEFF@DEGY.com

Nick DiRoma

Nick DiRoma

Senior Agent

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…

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EMAIL: NICK@DEGY.com

Joe Chyb

Joe Chyb

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…

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EMAIL: JOE@DEGY.com

Evan Schaefer

Evan Schaefer

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.

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EMAIL: EVAN@DEGY.com

Matt Bannister

Matt Bannister

Major Events Operations Manager

Matt learned the event operations business at a very early age. His mother owns an event company just outside of Atlanta and would have him work her events as soon as he was old enough, eventually working his way up to supervising events on his own. This provided a strong foundation to build a career in music after college.

EMAIL: MATT@DEGY.com

Tiara Constantino

Tiara Constantino

CFO / Agent

College: Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Stockton University  
First job (paid or unpaid) in music: First unpaid job in music – singing in the shower. First paid job in music – Degy Entertainment
First concert:  Tom Jones with my mom!
If I wasn’t working in music I would be… in the…

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EMAIL: TIARA@DEGY.com

Tim Fraser

Tim Fraser

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…

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EMAIL: TIM@DEGY.com

Ashley Pudas

Ashley Pudas

Agent Assistant

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…

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EMAIL: ASHLEY@degy.com

 

 Nick Weir

Nick Weir

Booking Agent

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…

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EMAIL: nick.weir@degy.com