About us

Gabi was started to make buying and having insurance fun again for us customers. Too often insurance consumers have to fill out long forms only to get a quote from a handful of insurance companies and most often they only get told about the ones where the agent makes a commission on.

Gabi has launched to change all that!

about gabi

We are based in San Francisco, CA, and licensed by the CA Department of Insurance. We are a team of serial entrepreneurs and insurance veterans.

Dr. Hanno Fichtner
Dr. Hanno Fichtner
CEO
Hanno is an innovator by heart. He worked at McKinsey where he advised insurance and retail companies. He co-founded HitFox, an incubator that started more than 15 companies with 700 employees. Hanno is married, has 3 kids and lives in San Francisco. If he does not hunt for better deals at Gabi he goes skiing, hiking or spends time with his kids.
Krzysztof Kujawa
Krzysztof Kujawa
CPO
Krzysztof is passionate about products that make a meaningful impact on people's lives. He conceived and launched GetInsured and Covered California health insurance marketplaces where nearly 2 million Americans obtained affordable health coverage. At Gabi, he drives product vision and aspires to make consumer insurance market friendly, transparent and priced efficiently. He coaches skiing and soccer, and his two sons are his Most Valuable Players.
Vincenz Klemm
Vincenz Klemm
Head of Ops
At Gabi Vincenz runs operations and makes sure customers have a pleasant experience. Prior to founding Gabi Vincenz was a venture capital investor for a large European media company in San Francisco and an analyst at Partech Ventures in Europe. He studied International Relations and Economics at Johns Hopkins – SAIS and at the University of Passau.
Pawel Olszewski
Pawel Olszewski
CTO
Pawel co-founded one of the first digital agencies in Poland in 1996. A few years later he managed a team of 150 engineers as its CTO. After successful exit, he became a freelance technology advisor. Pawel is a self-taught technology ninja as he holds master's degree in management. After hours Pawel plays guitar with IZA – Polish pop princess and Snoop Dogg's protégé. He played over 100 gigs with her band around the world, including CMJ and SXSW festivals.
Shirzad Kamawall
Shirzad Kamawall
Senior Engineer
Shirzad founded the first Afghan online news portal in 2001 while he was a student. It was the first site that delivered content in pashto language directly from Afghanistan. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds a master’s degree in computer science. In 2008 he was the lead developer of a startup for investment real estate which was later acquired by Germany's top real estate company ImmobilienScout24. Shirzad is married, has one kid and lives with his family in Berlin.
Scott Grimm
Scott Grimm
Senior Insurance Advisor
Scott has been an independent agent since 2009 and understands the complexities of working with a high volume of companies. Scott enjoys engaging each customer to understand their particular needs and working as the voice of the insured to each company and therefore ultimately developing a long term relationship. He is married with 3 kids and you'll find him coaching soccer and volunteering in the community.
Adam Sokolnicki
Adam Sokolnicki
Engineer
Adam is a senior developer that gets tons of fun from programming. He constantly seeks the perfectness in his code. After graduation, he worked in Kantox at its very beginnings. There he was changing the Europe's scene of Fin-Tech. Later he converted himself to a freelancer building web applications in a variety of technologies. Interested in history and languages (those spoken by humans and computers). Fancies a good book and a good craft beer. After being a digital nomad for some time he finally settled in his hometown Lodz, Poland.