Assurex Global Names Dean Hildebrandt President

COLUMBUS, OH – Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group, has announced the appointment of Dean Hildebrandt as President.

Dean’s previous role at Assurex Global was Executive Vice President of North America. Jim Hackbarth, formerly President & CEO, will continue to serve as CEO of Assurex Global. Jim and Dean will work closely together in the execution of Assurex Global’s new strategic plan.

Dean joined Assurex Global at the beginning of 2019 after serving as the president and CEO of Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting (ABRC), a subsidiary of Associated Banc-Corp. He led ABRC to No. 46 on the Business Insurance 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business (July 2018). Dean has a breadth of experience across the independent agent and broker industry that will add value to Assurex Global. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and an MBA (Finance) and Doctor of Education (Organization Development) from the University of St. Thomas.

Prior to joining Assurex Global, Dean was president of former Minnesota-based Assurex Global Partner, Ahmann-Martin, (Ahmann-Martin left Assurex Global in early 2015 when it was sold to Associated Banc-Corp), and served on the Assurex Global Board of Directors from 2014 to 2015.

“As the industry continues to undergo substantial change driven by insurtech, new risk management products and business practices, as well as generational shifts in ownership, Assurex Global will change with it in order to fully deliver as a trusted leader to our Partners,” CEO Jim Hackbarth said. “Dean’s wealth of experience and leadership will be essential as we move forward executing our strategic business plan.”

Dean’s appointment comes with the full support of the Assurex Global Board of Directors.

“Dean will play a key role in the ongoing success of our 65-year-old Partnership,” Assurex Global Chairman Andy Sloan said. “With continuous change ahead, we are looking forward to having his leadership guide us through our strategic plan and into a successful, long-term future.”


About Assurex Global

Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately-held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. The company operates as an exclusive Partnership, supported by more than 100 of the world’s most respected and successful insurance brokers.