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

Senior Agent & GM

Currently, Senior Agent and General Manager at Degy Booking International, 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

Joe Chyb

Joe Chyb

Director of Marketing & Corporate Initiatives

After years of playing drums in various bands in the NJ/NYC area, Joe got his start in the music business as an intern in the radio promo department at Universal Music Group in New York City. After graduating with a Political Science degree from Rutgers University, and a brief stint in music video promotions…

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EMAIL: JOE@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

Evan Schaefer

Evan Schaefer

Operations Manager

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

Nikki Franklin

Nikki Franklin

Booking Agent

Nikki began her career in the entertainment industry as a bright-eyed intern at a boutique agency in St. Louis, MO. (She had no idea what she was getting herself into at the time). Fast forward almost 10 years and Nikki has managed nearly every element of an event. From talent buying to venue programming and concert/event production, Nikki has honed her skills in the special event industry. Her clients have ranged from private individuals and Fortune 500 companies to the United States Military, casinos and non-profit foundations.

A true people pleaser at heart, Nikki’s focus on her clients paired with her attention to detail result in exceptional service and flawlessly executed events.

EMAIL: NIKKI@DEGY.com

Tiara Constantino

Tiara Constantino

CFO & Contracts Director

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 medical field or event planning
What I like to do while not working: When I’m not working I enjoy any outdoor activity, going to the gym, spending time with my dog, boyfriend, family and friends

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EMAIL: TIARA@DEGY.com