Chief Executive Officer
With over 25 years of industry experience, Mike is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Hylant. He is responsible for the overall profitability and growth of the organization, which currently has 14 offices in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Tennessee. Mike is focused on talent and growth opportunities so Hylant can remain client-focused and react quickly to meet their needs. As a result of this focus, Hylant has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Insurance” by Business Insurance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Mike began his career as a casualty underwriter for the Hartford Insurance Company in Pittsburgh, PA and started at Hylant in 1983 as a client executive in the Toledo office. As Hylant continued to grow, he was chosen to open the Cleveland office in 1989 as president, where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations and growth. The Cleveland office is the second largest office with nearly 90 employees.
Mike currently serves as a member of The Hartford’s VIP National Advisory Board, and is a board trustee for St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy. Because of his extensive industry knowledge and background, he has been a speaker and panel participant at the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) Conference and the Chubb Leadership Conference. He is a past member of the Cleveland Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, and he previously served as a member of the Zurich North America National Advisory Council. Mike was an agency panel guest for CNA’s 2009 Leadership Meeting.
Mike received his bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has also attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for continuing education in the insurance industry.