Tanja is responsible for the Global Risk Management Practice and leads experienced teams of experts to ensure clients are provided innovative, cost-effective solutions and value-added services domestically and globally. She collaborates with the client executives and insurer partners to develop new national and international business.
Her 25 years of insurance experience and her international background help her manage the unique requirements of each client and efficiently communicate their needs to the Hylant teams and the insurers. She has extensive M&A and captive experience and expertise in a variety of industries.
Prior to joining Hylant, she was a Director of international clients at Willis and Marsh. Tanja conducted her job from Geneve, Switzerland during 2013-15. She handled large and mid-sized clients’ foreign property, liability, captive and environmental programs. Earlier she worked at CNA, Chicago, where she held underwriting and business development positions. She began her career with Swiss Life in 1996 and was stationed in Brussels and Paris.
Professional Specialties and Industry Associations
Tanja is fluent in Italian, French and conversant in Spanish. She is a frequent speaker
on insurance issues like M&A, compliance, captives, claims management, program structure, cultural differences and the state of the market for RIMS and the regional chapters: Chicago Risk Forum, Ohio, Pittsburgh and Denver, ALB (Association of Lloyds’ Brokers), TMAC (Treasury Manager's Association of Chicago) and AFP (Association of Financial Professionals).
Education and Accreditations
Tanja is a Michigan State University graduate in Business and French and earned her Master’s in International Business at Thunderbird, School of Global Management- Arizona State University. She has the ARM and CPCU designations and was the 2011-12 Chairperson of the ALB (Association of Lloyd’s Brokers). Tanja continues to represent Hylant on the ALB Board and is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity in Insurance. She is a RIMS national and Chicago chapter member.