Hilarie Gates

Hilarie Gates

Managing Director at Marsh JLT Specialty

Current Responsibilities

Hilarie Gates is the West Zone FINPRO Placement Leader and resides in Marsh’s San Francisco office. In this role, she has a direct line of communication to senior leaders at the various insurance companies which allows for constant dialogue with insurers in a dynamic marketplace. Her responsibilities include the marketing and placement of directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, crime, and fiduciary liability coverage companies in all industries with a particular focus on technology clients. Hilarie takes an active part in identifying risk exposures and developing strategies to address them while working very closely with the client and the client advisor. Additionally, Hilarie works with all West Coast FINPRO offices to implement and analyze creative program structures for each client.


Hilarie has been a management liability broker since 1999. She has worked as a Placement Specialist and Client Advisor in the FINPRO department focusing on clients of all sizes including Fortune 500 to pre-IPO emerging growth companies. In this role, she has become an expert in various FINPRO insurance products and has developed strong relationships with the 40+ management liability markets with whom Marsh does business. Hilarie has been involved in the risk assessment of companies undergoing financial transactions including IPOs, private placements of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions as well as bankruptcies.


BBA in risk management and insurance, University of Georgia

San Francisco, CA