Captive Risk Veteran Kip Irle Joins Hylant As National Practice Group Leader

Jan 22, 2013, 13:52 ET from Hylant

TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hylant, one of the nation's largest privately owned insurance brokerage firms, announced today that industry veteran William D. (Kip) Irle has joined the company as captive risk practice leader. Hylant CEO Michael Hylant made the announcement.

"A 20-year industry veteran, Kip is recognized nationally for his expertise in captive and alternative risk programs along with his creative and strategic approach to plan development and execution," said Hylant. "This announcement represents our continued commitment to hiring and retaining the very best talent in support of our great clients in this evolving industry."

Prior to joining Hylant, Mr. Irle served in national and global positions with companies including Aon and Marsh where he oversaw growth, program development, program repositioning and relationship management. In these roles, he developed the strategy and processes for connecting content and solutions assets to high-value clients and prospects.

He brings these skills and experiences to Hylant where he will drive the Captive Risk Practice Group's strategic and operational initiatives as well as provide high-level support to the company's 14 offices.  His areas of expertise include:  large casualty, loss sensitive program design, program collateral analysis, credit and alternative risk finance structuring, M&A due diligence, cash flow analysis, and private equity industry sales leadership among others. Industry areas of specialization include real estate and technology.

Mr. Irle, who is located in Hylant's Chicago office, is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and earned a master's from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About Hylant
Hylant, a four consecutive year winner of Best Places to Work in Insurance (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), was founded in 1935 and is a full-service insurance brokerage with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida.  As a member of the Worldwide Broker Network, Hylant offers complete risk management services, employee benefits consultation, loss control, healthcare management and insurance solutions for businesses and individuals.  Hylant is one of the largest privately held brokerage firms in the United States and serves a wide variety of clients locally, nationally, and internationally.  For more information, please contact Tammy Cameron at or visit