Louis Hipp

Managing Partner

Louis Hipp is based in Charleston and serves as Managing Partner of the Insurance Practice with more than 25 years of executive search and leadership development experience. He focuses on senior leadership and other business-critical roles within insurance companies, intermediaries and reinsurers.

Louis Hipp

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Lou has led leadership searches across all functions within property casualty, life/health and wealth and retirement businesses. Lou also serves as a member of the Financial Services/FinTech Practice and the Human Resources Practice. He has focused his search practice on building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships based on honest dialog, uncompromising integrity and exceptional customer service.

Prior to joining DHR, Lou was a Senior Client Partner with a major global search firm and spent 10 years with General Reinsurance Corporation and Cologne Life Reinsurance Company (acquired by General Reinsurance) in human resources leadership positions.

Lou was also President and CEO of Hipp Waters, Inc., where over the course of 25 years he built the company into one of the largest human resources services firms in New England.


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