Generations of Innovations: An Interview with Mike Hylant & Andrew “Bubba” Berenzweig


Join Claire Richardson as she interviews current Chief Executive Officer of Hylant, Mike Hylant & Toledo office President, Andrew Bubba Berenzweig. Mike has over 30 years in the insurance industry & served as the President of the Cleveland office from its inception in 1989 until he was appointed to his current position as Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Bubba retired from his professional hockey career in 2004 and joined the Hylant team & in 2014 he stepped into his current position as president of the Toledo office. In 2022, Mike will transition to the role of the executive chairman of the board, as Bubba becomes the fourth generation of the Hylant family to take the helm as CEO. 

In the episode, Mike & Bubba explain the honesty, transparency, respect, & dedication Hylant perpetuates to its employees & clients alike. Through these strong values, the organization continues to innovate as it grows & bring best practices to its clients. Listen in to learn more about Hylant & leadership techniques!

About Our Guests:

Mike Hylant– Chief Executive Officer of Hylant

With over 35 years of industry experience, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hylant. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Hylant as the firm strives to provide the highest quality insurance and risk management services. Hylant currently has 16 offices in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Illinois and Georgia and employs over 750 professionals. Mike is dedicated to securing the best talent in the industry so Hylant can remain client focused and deliver world-class products and services. As a result, Hylant has been named one of the ?Best Places to Work in Insurance? by Business Insurance for 11 straight years (2009-2019).Mike began his career as a casualty underwriter for The Hartford Insurance Company in Pittsburgh and started with Hylant in 1983 in sales as a client executive in the Toledo office. As Hylant continued to grow, Mike was chosen to open the Cleveland office in 1989 as president, where he was responsible for establishing a presence in the Northeast Ohio market, day-to-day operations and growth. Mike led the Cleveland office until 2008 when he was appointed CEO of the corporation.

Andrew “Bubba” Berenzweig – President of Hylant

Andrew has acquired extensive experience over the years working with a wide range of middle market clients in various industries. He specializes in commercial property, casualty and risk management placements. Andrew was promoted to president of the Toledo office in 2014 but continues to oversee his client roster.

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