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A Long History of Providing Effective Solutions

Since 1935, Hylant has delivered a full range of customized, cost-effective insurance brokerage and risk-management solutions that fit a wide variety of client needs.

Understanding that every business has a unique organizational blueprint, Hylant has developed a number of dedicated practice groups to offer specialized service in a variety of industries and needs, such as executive risk, property and marine, aviation, medical risk and international coverage.

Whether a Fortune 1,000 company or a small, family-owned business, Hylant has professionals committed to your specific needs, who proactively approach a myriad of issues to minimize the overall cost of risk.
Hylant also offers a wide array of personal insurance solutions to protect families and their assets from the unexpected.

Among the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in the United States, Hylant maintains strong international brokerage relationships. The firm is a member of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), the industry’s largest international group of independent brokers. This allows Hylant to provide industry leading service anywhere in the world.

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Matthew Hylant

Matt began working at Hylant in September of 2014 and came with experience in the
Healthcare Technology industry. In his previous position as a Project Manager, Matt worked on numerous implementations of enterprise electronic medical records systems at large national healthcare organizations. His clients included the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University, Baylor, Scott & White the largest healthcare system in Texas and the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics. Matt helped these organizations comply with early stages of Meaningful Use and brings knowledge of government healthcare regulation to Hylant.

Matt is active member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association Grand Rapids Chapter, the Association for Corporate Growth West Michigan Chapter and participates in the Family Business Alliance NextGen Peer Group.

Matt graduated from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, and received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Michigan with a Major in Economics. Matt is a licensed Property & Casualty and Life & Health agent in the state of Michigan.

Shannon Kolarik
Client Service Executive

With a background in large commercial property & casualty and surety, Shannon recently transitioned into the smaller business realm and now focuses on new business opportunities in select commercial and personal risk management. She brings well-rounded perspective to her small business and personal lines clients by thoughtfully designing insurance programs unique to each client and using Hylant’s resources to their fullest. Her goal is to generate healthy relationships with new clients as well as maintain current relationships, becoming a trusted advisor in the industry. Shannon’s account management responsibilities include client service and advisory, marketing, and strategic insurance implementation.

Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Grand Valley State University and is currently pursuing her CIC designation.

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