Our mission is to be the trusted partner

for collectors
The niche, $28b industry of collectable and low-production cars has seen little innovation in the past several decades. It’s one that lacked transparency, dependent on traditional dealers, brokers, and auction houses with unnecessarily high fees.

Did you know an auction house can make up to 20% on each transaction? This is one of many reasons the collector car industry is stuck in the past.

We’re setting out to change that.

We believe our technological and operational excellence can decrease costs while increasing transparency into car quality, building trust between collectors. Give us a shot, and shop rare cars anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.
2018

ISSIMI, Inc is founded to bring trust and transparency to the previously opaque and costly secondary market for collector cars.

First US location opens in Northern California.

Porsche GT1 trades, from Italy to California.

2019

ISSIMI launches Youtube channel.

Ferrari 333 SP trades, from the Netherlands to Denmark.

2020

Meccanica is launched and opens its first US location. The team, with deep experience in Ferrari, Pagani, and Porsche, specializes in complex servicing, engineering, and race preparation.

2021

ISSIMI Factory begins work with new car manufacturers Koenigsegg and Rimac.

ISSIMI launches in Milan, Italy, and Shanghai, China.

McLaren F1 trades, from the UK to California.

For enthusiasts, by enthusiasts
We offer our clients a new collector experience. One built with customer service, trust, and transparency at its core. With over 80 years of combined experience in the specialty car market, ISSIMI’s team is dedicated to taking the opacity out of collecting cars.
Francesco Zappacosta
Co-Founder & CEO

Prior to founding ISSIMI, Francesco was Managing Director at Pagani Automobili from 2010-2019, where he lead the company’s overall strategy and international expansion. Prior to Pagani, Francesco worked in Venture Capital and Private Equity. He holds an MBA from the Stanford GSB.

Current favorite car: Lancia Delta Integrale

Ryan Connolly
Co-Founder & COO

Ryan focuses on product, strategy, and operations. Prior to ISSIMI, he founded Dispatch.tv, a tool for sharing mobile videos. Early in his career, Ryan worked at the White House on technology, transportation, and cyber security policy. Ryan graduated from Stanford University, BA 01, MA 03, MBA 09.

Current favorite car: A 1983 300TD wagon that is just getting warmed up.

Luca Venturi
Co-Founder & CMO

Luca started his career at Pagani Automobili in 2011. During his eight years as the Head of Communications in Modena, Luca helped to position the brand among the top in the automotive industry. Luca also writes books, about cars of course.

Current favorite car: Alfa Romeo, all of them.

Elynne Wang
Co-Founder

Elynne managed Events and Brand partnerships for Pagani USA for four years, helping to create the close community of international owners. Prior to Pagani, Elynne worked in Client Relations at Addepar, a wealth management startup.

Current favorite car: Volkswagen E-Golf

Andrea Galleti
Co-Founder & Director, Europe

Andrea started in Lamborghini as an engineer, after few years he moved to Scuderia Ferrari where he won, together with the team and Michael Schumacher, seven F1 world championships, he then joined Pagani as the Head of Research and Development for 4 years.

Current favorite car: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Metha Daoheung
Head of Special Projects

Metha was a Master Ferrari Technician. He worked with Ferrari for 12 years in New York, Florida, and was the Shop Foreman at Ferrari Silicon Valley for his remaining years with Ferrari. Metha then became Pagani’s Aftersales Director and Flying Doctor for the Americas, Asia, and Australia for 4 years before joining the Issimi Team.

Current favorite car: Alfaholics GTA-R

Charlie Miles
Director, Sales

Charlie has over 17 years experience working with Ferrari in California, first at Ferrari Beverly Hills before moving up to open Ferrari Silicon Valley and managing Ferrari Sales working with the  broad, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Bay Area Ferrari client base. He brings deep knowledge and passion for everything Ferrari in addition to having a long-standing and genuine (if unoriginal) affinity for air-cooled 911 Porsches.

Current favorite car: 1998 Porsche 911 C2S

William Collick
Director, Special Projects

Described as an “automotive athlete”,  William has over 20 years in the automotive industry.  Prior to joining ISSIMI, William worked in sales with many legacy brands including Lamborghini, Bentley, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and others. Fun fact: William learned to drive a manual gearbox using a simulator and drove a manual car for the first time only after purchasing it!  Many close to William greatly appreciate his “spirited” driving style, especially when they are running late to the airport.

Current favorite car:  Porsche 959 Dakar

Kevin Chen
Head of Product

Kevin is focused on building a delightful way to buy and sell everything with four wheels. Prior to ISSIMI, Kevin was building his own online marketplace for specialty and enthusiast cars. Before that, he was an early employee at Shift, and left as Head of Sales after 5 years.

Current favorite car: Any Jeep Wrangler with 3 pedals and big wheels.

Derek Tam-Scott
Principal, Sales & Marketing

Derek was responsible for Communications at ICON Aircraft for six years and worked in the collector car industry at Fantasy Junction in both sales and marketing roles for over ten years. He holds a BA and an MS from Stanford University.

Current favorite car: Mercedes-Benz 500E

Gianluca Cimini
General Manager

Gianluca started in 2002 with Ducati in Italy. He managed Ducati Rome’s Service Facility for 12 years until he moved to the United States with his family in 2014. Stayed with Ducati in Los Angeles until 2016 when he moved up to the San Francisco Bay Area to manage Ferrari Silicon Valley Service Department.

Current favorite car: Ferrari F40

John Bosch
Research

John has experience from the ultimate Group B Rally cars, up to the modern Formula one cars, John won the following titles: 7 times Dutch kart Champion, British Formula Ford Champion, Dutch International Rally Champion, European Champion Ferrari Challenge, World Champion Prototype LMES series, FIA Class Winner Historic F1, and 2nd place in the Ferrari ELMS series, Winner of the 4 biggest Historic events in Europe, Tour auto, Tour España, Rally de Mallorca, and Rally Cento Ore classic, with John we not only have a true all-round experience race rally driver in our team, but his mechanical skills and expertise on Ferrari race and road cars will be a contribution for our clients, John joined the ISSIMI team in January 2019.

Current favorite car: Ferrari 512M

Federico Bajetti
Principal, Sales & Marketing

Prior to ISSIMI, Federico founded Escape on Wheels, a web magazine about the intersection of cars and travel, and now heads ISSIMI’s media arm. His focuses include marketing, media and events with specific emphasis on the European market.

Current favorite car: 997 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0

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