Nicole Degnan, a Managing Director, is the Chief Internal Auditor of The Blackstone Group ("Blackstone"). In this role, she reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, oversees the firm’s internal audit and internal controls functions and coordinates its enterprise risk management functions. Ms. Degnan is a member of the firm’s Global Risk and Conflicts Committee, Valuation Committee, and Disclosure Committee and chairs the firm’s Internal Controls Committee.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2009, Ms. Degnan was a Director in Business Risk Management for the Global Wealth Management Group of Merrill Lynch. In this role, she focused on developing and implementing a proactive and integrated risk management discipline to further strengthen business supervision and controls. Prior to that, she held roles in the Office of General Counsel and Chief Financial Office, and focused on key regulatory and corporate governance initiatives. Ms. Degnan began her career at Deloitte LLP where she was a Senior Tax Attorney in the International Tax Practice.
Ms. Degnan received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in Accounting from Seton Hall University, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a member of the Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law.
She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and a court approved mediator for the State of New Jersey.