About

Our Mission is to be the Trusted Partner for Collectors

The Premier Platform for Peer-to-Peer Automobile Sales

 

ISSIMI offers clients a new collector experience. One built with customer service, trust, and transparency at its core. With over 60 years of combined experience in the specialty car market, ISSIMI’s team is dedicated to taking the opacity out of collecting cars. No more exorbitant fees, vehicles with unknown provenance, or painful transactions. 

ISSIMI's primary focus is our clients, we are driven by their needs and requests. Specific cars can be hard to find, individual transactions complicated, and ongoing collection management time consuming. Our suite of services smooths the path for clients to achieve their goals.

United States

 

Francesco Zappacosta - CEO
Francesco Zappacosta - CEO & Co-founder
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

   
Elynne Wang
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

   
Charlie Miles
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

   
Derek Tam-Scott
Derek Tam-Scott - Principal, Sales and 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

   
Ryan Connolly - COO & Co-founder
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.

   
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

   
Gianluca Cimini - ISSIMI - General Manager
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

 

Europe

 

Andrea Galletti
Andrea Galletti - Director, Europe
Co-Founder at ISSIMI, 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, 7 F1 world championships, he then joined Pagani as the head of the research and development for 4 years.

Current favorite car: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

   
Luca Venturi
Luca Venturi - CMO & Co-founder 
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.

   
John Bosch - ISSIMI - Research
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 - ISSIMI - Principal
Federico Bajetti - Principal, Sales and 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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