TOLEDO, Ohio, October 20, 2021 – Hylant, one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerages in the U.S., is greatly expanding its workforce and service offerings to meet the evolving needs of today’s clients.
In the first half of this year, the company increased its staffing by 6% across all disciplines, according to Hylant Chief Talent Officer Deb Bubp. Recently, the firm has opened new offices in California, Georgia, Florida and Indiana, as well as positioned talent in London, Mumbai, Mexico City, South Carolina and Vermont as part of Hylant’s Global Captive Solutions business.
“We plan to expand our workforce significantly over the next three to five years,” said Bubp, adding that all Hylant offices are transitioning to a hybrid in-person/remote work model. In some cases, employees may work 100% remotely to better serve clients.
“We continue to attract employees from outside the traditional Hylant geographic footprint, people who are customer-focused and want the supportive work environment a family-owned company can provide.” The average employee tenure across the company is over seven years, with more than a quarter of all employees staying at least 10 years.
Service areas are also being expanded, with recent hires in international risk management, cyber risk management and M&A and transaction solutions. “The pandemic, supply chain pressures, increased cyber threats, a hard market and an abundance of private equity have posed both opportunities and challenges for our clients, at home and abroad,” said Joe Herman, Hylant Senior Vice President, M&A and Transaction Solutions. “Hylant is well-positioned to help them address their business needs with expertise, creativity and the dedicated service that we always have been known for.”
Andrew Berenzweig, Hylant President – Toledo Office and incoming CEO, adds, “We have an aggressive growth strategy, but it’s centered on our customers, not on shareholders and investors. As the fourth generation of the Hylant family prepares to take the helm, we are committed to remaining independent in the service of our client family.” He continued, “The best compliment we get is when clients trust us enough to call us for advice about something that may not even be related to insurance. We connect people with solutions.”
Hylant is a founding member of BrokerTech Ventures, the first accelerator program and investor group designed specifically to incubate technologies and drive innovations that benefit insurance brokers and clients alike.
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Hylant is one of the largest privately held insurance brokerages in the U.S. Established in 1935, today we offer business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance to clients locally, nationally and internationally.
Named to the Business Insurance Best Places to Work in Insurance listing for 13 consecutive years, we have aggressive growth plans and are actively seeking caring people to help us make the world a better place for the clients and communities we serve.