About Us

We’re gabi— insurance experts and technologists who’ve developed intelligent algorithms and data mining tools to find you the best personal insurance rates.
What we lack in size, we make up for in grit. We’re bound and determined to create a better insurance buying experience for you that’s always gratifying, simple, personal, lightning fast and yes, free. Your life is ever-changing, and your insurance needs are, too. We’re here to guide you through the world of personal insurance and empower you to make confident decisions about your insurance as your needs change over time. We’ll work tirelessly to arm you with the knowledge you need to protect your most loved possessions today, tomorrow, and always.

Our team

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.
Mike Cheng
Mike Cheng
Head of Insurance Advisors
Mike has been involved in the insurance industry since 2004, starting as a captive agent before building an independent brokerage in 2013. Prior to joining Gabi, he was also a member of the founding broker team at Gusto. Mike and his fiancée consider the SF Bay Area home and enjoy exploring the outdoors with their dog Bailey.
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.
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.
Adam Sokolnicki
Adam Sokolnicki
Senior 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.
Dominik Szymański
Dominik Szymański
Senior Engineer
Dominik is a front end developer that spend almost his whole career in financial industry. He is trying to combine perfect code quality with speed of delivery. He started his career as a developer in mBank which is one of the most innovative banks in Europe. For the last few years he worked for Tier-1 investment banks. JS-based technologies evangelist. Speaker at tech events and NodeSchool mentor. He strives to share free time between testing new frameworks and his family.
Sophia Kokezas
Sophia Kokezas
Insurance Advisor
Sophia has spent her entire career in the insurance industry, spending her first years working for State Farm and Allstate before taking up the opportunity at Gabi. She loves working with complex policies and digging into the nuance of coverage to find the perfect policy for her clients. Sophia is wrapping up a Bachelor of Statistics degree at California State University, East Bay. During her first years of college, she competed in speech and debate. She has since stepped down from her top speaker position, but will not hesitate to use those skills while speaking to underwriters for you.
Will Andree
Will Andree
Business Ops
Will is a recent college graduate who studied Computer Science and Business at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. After college, he came over to San Francisco to kick-start his career in the tech industry. Will enjoys horse racing and short walks between bars.