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Broad Arrow Group represents the collective vision of its founders, team members, and strategic partners to be the best advisor, marketplace, and financier for car collectors.

our Story


Car collectors and enthusiasts buy and sell an estimated $25 billion worth of collector cars each year. We set out to innovate and improve the way in which collectors and enthusiasts buy and sell collector cars. Broad Arrow Group (BAG) is a holding company founded to develop and operate a portfolio of businesses and brands that address the different needs of various segments of the collector car industry and to transform the collector car industry.


Our company was founded by industry veterans who not only share their passion for cars but also a shared vision of bringing a new level of simplicity, transparency, and accountability in buying and selling collector cars the world over across different channels and platforms.

The collector car industry is highly complex and fragmented, with varying degrees of honesty and business integrity among industry participants, alongside extraordinary amounts of information and misinformation. With hundreds of dealers, dozens of auction houses and tens of thousands of cars offered for sale, how do you know who and what to trust?


Broad Arrow Group aims to be the preeminent marketplace for car collectors and enthusiasts with utmost integrity, trust, and innovation.


Please follow us and stay tuned as we develop new businesses, forge strategic partnerships, and innovate with creativity to become the preeminent marketplace for collector cars.

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Our team


Kenneth Ahn

Chief Executive Officer

Barney Ruprecht

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

Alexander Weaver

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

IAN KELLER

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Donnie Gould

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

Maddie Baker

Director of Client Services

Alain Squindo

Chief Operating Officer

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Ian Kelleher

Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Mortorano

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Karsten Le Blanc

Chief Financial Officer

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Ramsey Potts

Partner, Chief Sales Officer, and Senior Car Specialist

Brandi Cole

Car Specialist

Kate Cheney

Client Service Manager

Ramsey Potts

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Marvin Waters II

Car Specialist

Nick Barton

Director of Financial Services

David Swig

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

Ramsey Potts

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Our team


Kenneth Ahn

Chief Executive Officer

As a Partner and CEO of Broad Arrow Group, Ken brings over 20 years of strategy, finance, and operational experience to the company. Most recently, Ken served as President of RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house by total sales, where he grew the company’s geographic footprint, formed strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and founded one of the largest collector car financing businesses focused on providing financing solutions using collector cars as collateral. Prior to this role at RM Sotheby’s, Ken led the strategy and corporate development efforts at Sotheby’s in New York where he focused on both organic growth strategies as well as strategic investments and M&A. Prior to Sotheby’s, Ken was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs focused on advising clients and executing M&A and financing transactions in the Global Industrials Group. Ken began his career as a strategy and management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Ken earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his AB with honors with concentration in Economics from Harvard College. Ken has been a lifelong car enthusiast and has a collection of 'Youngtimer' European sports cars and high-performance sedans.

Barney Ruprecht

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

Barney Ruprecht serves as a Partner and Senior Car Specialist of Broad Arrow Group. Prior to Broad Arrow Group, he worked as one of the top specialists for RM Sotheby’s. Barney’s auction experience and expertise is not only limited to automotive auctions but also fine art, as his father and mentor, Bill Ruprecht, served as Chairman & CEO of Sotheby’s from 2000 until retirement in 2015. Bill and Barney maintain a close working relationship with Bill serving in an advisory role to Broad Arrow Group.

Barney is a car fanatic with passion that spans across all periods and many marques. He has particular expertise in Post-War Sports Cars, Formula 1 race cars, and modern supercars. A particular area of focus for Barney is Aston Martin, having handled some of the most significant Aston Martins including DBR1/1, DB4 GT, DP/199, DBR9/9, an original ‘James Bond’ DB5 from Goldfinger & Thunderball, DB5 Shooting Brake, and many more. Additionally, he has in-depth knowledge of Porsches, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Ferrari F40, Lancia Delta Integrale, Bentley R-Type Continental, and Ferrari Dino among others.

Barney has handled the private sales of some of the most significant cars including Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, Talbot-Lago T150 SS Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Bentley 4.5L ‘Blower’, a delivery mileage Ferrari F40, and Ferrari F1 F2000.

Barney is based in New York City and travels extensively to meet clients and inspect cars throughout the world.

Alexander Weaver

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

Alexander Weaver joins Broad Arrow Group as a Partner and Senior Car Specialist after over a decade at RM Sotheby’s, where he quickly rose to becoming one of the company’s leading car specialists. With expertise in important post-war sports and GT cars, alongside modern supercars and hypercars, he has personally handled the sales of some of the world’s most valuable motor cars both privately and at auction. A lifelong automotive enthusiast, born into a passionate car family with a multi-generational auto dealership, he spent many years learning the business of collector cars from his father. The pair have shared countless miles on some of the great North American rallies and driving events, whether from the cockpit of a 1973 Porsche 2.7 RS and Shelby 427 Cobra. As a resident of Los Angeles, Alexander maintains an active presence within the Southern California car community and thriving sports car culture, regularly attending driving events throughout the year. He is a proud member of both the Shelby American Automobile Club as well as the Checkered Flag 200, which supports the efforts of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Alexander is based in Los Angeles and travels extensively to meet clients and inspect cars throughout the world.

Donnie Gould

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

Donnie Gould joins Broad Arrow Group as a Partner and Senior Car Specialist after a nearly 40-year career in the collector car industry. Formerly a leading specialist at RM Sotheby’s, he played integral roles in developing their presence in the South Florida auction market as well as having served as President of the Auctions America subsidiary beginning in 2010. Prior to joining RM Sotheby’s Donnie spent over two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industries. Donnie’s experience is truly all-encompassing as his encyclopedic knowledge of all collector cars is matched only by his physical ability to assess and judge those same cars with authority and confidence that only decades of experience can provide.

Donnie’s vast knowledge of both pre- and post-war classic cars originates from learning first-hand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the country and a true pioneer in the industry. Notably, Donnie is an avid vintage Winston Cup racer while also being one of the country’s foremost Shelby Cobra and Mustang experts and is a charter member of the Shelby American Automobile Club, supporting club events around the country through his own personal participation. He is also a member of the Classic Car Club of America as well as Antique Automobile Club of America among many other organizations.

Maddie Baker

Director of Client Services

Maddie Baker comes to Broad Arrow Group as a founding Partner and the Director of Client Services after a career spent working in both Client Service and Client Development at RM Sotheby’s. While at RM she managed client participation for many of the live and online auctions across North America, deepening her longstanding relationships with clients around the world and assisting them through inquiry, registration, bidding and buying processes. Maddie also works extensively with the Specialist Team to ensure client support throughout both the buying and selling process and frequently serves as the first point of contact for many clients, a responsibility bolstered by her personality, problem solving skills and industry knowledge.

Born into a family with a deep passion for motorsport, it was inevitable Maddie would develop an enthusiasm for cars. From an early age she could be found in the garage with her grandfather and father preparing their March and Lola for race weekends. In 2019 she joined her family in a 1901 Panhard as they competed in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run and managed to complete the rally despite mechanical issues. Maddie has volunteered at the Canadian Automotive Museum and spends her time away from vintage cars pursuing her other passions of horseback riding and baking.

Alain Squindo

Chief Operating Officer

As a Partner and COO of Broad Arrow Group, Alain Squindo is primarily responsible for the execution of the company’s Research, Client Service, Logistics and Operational initiatives. Alain joined Broad Arrow Group after a 14-year career at RM Sotheby’s, beginning first in Cataloging & Editorial and ultimately rising to the position of COO for the international auction house. In this capacity, he oversaw auction execution, from the first consignment to the auction block and post-sale services. Notably, Alain is also a licensed auctioneer having conducted auctions in both North America and Europe. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, later graduating from Georgetown University with a B.A in History, Alain speaks English and Swiss-German fluently, and is proficient in Spanish.

Ian Kelleher

Chief Marketing Officer

Ian Kelleher joined Broad Arrow Group as a Partner and Chief Marketing Officer after a 21-year career working first as a car specialist and more recently as CMO of RM Sotheby’s. In that capacity, he was responsible for all strategic marketing, both digital and in print, as well as videography, social media, and press relations. Prior to this role, Ian began his career within the auction industry at Christie’s International Motor Cars in Beverly Hills, CA where he served as a car specialist for four years. Having worked within many different facets of the business, Ian brings his extensive industry contacts to bear in working with strategic partners and organizations to support the consignment process and marketing exposure. He has spent most of his professional career between Los Angeles and his home in New York City, where he currently resides.

Mike Mortorano

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

As a Partner in Broad Arrow Group, Mike Mortorano brings extensive legal and administrative experience to the company, most recently serving as General Counsel for RM Sotheby’s. Prior to that Mike held positions in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. area offices of two leading international law firms. Mike is experienced in handling a wide variety of transactions and solving disputes in domestic and international arbitrations, state and federal courts, sensitive investigations, and administrative matters. Mike earned his B.S. in Business Administration cum laude from Georgetown University, and his J.D. magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, where he served as executive editor of the George Mason Law Review. Mike is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia and Virginia State Bar, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 'Ones to Watch.'

Karsten Le Blanc

Chief Financial Officer

As a Partner and CFO of Broad Arrow Group, Karsten Le Blanc brings 30 years of finance experience to the company. Karsten joined Broad Arrow Group in January 2022 from a UK-based collector car finance company, of which he was the founder and Managing Director. Prior to this, Karsten was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse AG, for whom he worked in London and Zurich between 1992 and 2017, with a hiatus between 2013 to 2015, when he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank AG, London. Karsten held a variety of senior positions in Credit Suisse’s Fixed Income and Equity divisions before moving to the bank’s Private Banking division in 2006 to focus on Ultra High Net Worth clients. He began his career at Credit Lyonnais in Paris in 1990 in Fixed Income Derivatives.
Born in the Netherlands, Karsten holds a degree in Economics from Tilburg University. He speaks English, German, French and Dutch fluently and is proficient in Spanish. He resides in London, UK. Karsten is a petrolhead, who likes racing and rallying and who has a broad taste when it comes to collecting cars. He has co-owned a leading independent Aston Martin specialist for over 15 years. While at Credit Suisse, he was the business sponsor for their classic car marketing program, as part of which he hosted several CS Historic Racing Forum panel discussions at GP Historique de Monaco and Goodwood Revival.

Ramsey Potts

Partner, Chief Sales Officer, and Senior Car Specialist

Ramsey Potts takes on the role of Chief Sales Officer, Senior Car Specialist and Partner at Broad Arrow Group, following a 30-year career in sales and business development, including the last five years as a successful Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s. Ramsey travels extensively from his home in Jacksonville, Florida, to visit clients, and often speaks at car events where he can be heard analyzing the current state of the collector car market and what’s happening behind the scenes in the industry.
Growing up in a family steeped in British sports cars, Ramsey became interested in all things automotive from an early age. Throughout his 25 years in the insurance industry, he maintained his connection to the collector car hobby as a consultant, purchasing and selling collector cars both via auction and private sale. Ramsey specializes in European marques, with an emphasis on Post-War Sports and GT cars. He is an active member of several European marque car clubs and enjoys vintage racing his Porsche 944.

Brandi Cole

Car Specialist

Brandi joins Broad Arrow Group as a Car Specialist with more than 21 years of experience working exclusively in the ultra-luxury automotive industry. Most recently, Brandi worked as a Sales Manager for Lamborghini Beverly Hills and a Sales Consultant for Bentley, Rolls Royce, and McLaren Beverly Hills/O’Gara Coach Company. She also contributed to the development of the O’Gara motorsports program to compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race series. With her extensive background, she brings an extraordinary knowledge of modern Supercars and Hypercars. This knowledge, alongside her experience as a specialist in celebrity and VIP clients, has helped her excel in creating a strong client base with a focus on customer loyalty of high-net-worth individuals.
As a lifelong automotive enthusiast, Brandi and her husband are the proud owners of diverse and exciting cars- including a Ferrari Testarossa in the quintessential Fly Yellow, a Ferrari 355 Six-Speed Berlinetta, a Porsche 993 GT2 by Kelly-Moss Racing, and a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am resto-mod. With a garage as impressive as Brandi’s, it comes as no surprise that she’s actively engaged in the automotive enthusiast community and can always be found at car shows and driving around Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area.

Kate Cheney

Client Service Manager

Broad Arrow Group is pleased to have Kate Cheney as the Client Service Manager after starting her career at Bonhams where she held roles in both operations and administration. With a keen personal interest for logistics, she brings valuable organizational skills to assist clients with the consignment and purchasing process. Kate is passionate about the auction industry and well versed in auction administration and bidding processes with extensive experience in both online clerking and phone bidding. She holds a B.A in Art History from Marymount Manhattan College where she also obtained a proficiency of Arabic. Based in New York City, Kate can often find her spending her free time at one of the city’s many art museums or alternatively cheering on her favorite Formula 1 team, McLaren.

Marvin Waters II

Car Specialist

Marvin joins Broad Arrow Group as a Car Specialist after a career in Private Club Management, having managed private clubs in Florida and North Carolina.  Marvin always maintained his passion for the automobile while working in the club industry by consulting and advising clients both privately and at auctions.  Over the last six years, Marvin has enjoyed success as an Independent Car Specialist working with online auction sites as well as other auction houses.  Marvin came by his love of the automobile from his father, who drove sports cars and vintage motorcycles his entire life, and Marvin enjoys driving the Corvette his father ordered new in 1973.

Marvin is the founder of the Sandhills Motoring Festival based in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina, now entering its fifth year, as well as Founder of the Savannah Motorsports Festival based in Savannah, Georgia, which will be staged at Roebling Road Raceway.  Marvin has written for many automotive publications, judged at Concours events around the country, and is a long-standing member of many Car Clubs as well as racing organizations.  Marvin enjoys vintage racing his Porsche 944 with HSR, and he has owned and raced the 944 since 1994.

Marvin is based in Savannah, Georgia and travels extensively to meet with and develop clients.

Nick Barton

Director of Financial Services

Nick Barton joins Broad Arrow Group starting in May 2022 as Director of Financial Services. He has spent over 15 years in Finance and Investment Management. Most recently, he helped grow a successful UK-based collector car finance business from the ground up. Prior to that, he was a Portfolio Manager and an Investment Manager at Credit Suisse and Coutts, where he spent his time managing client’s wealth and investment portfolios, building structured investment products, and for Coutts, played a part in building their Passion Index.

After leaving the banking world, Nick followed his passion for classic cars and started a classic car consultancy business. Nick has grown a strong network of personal relationships with individuals and businesses throughout the industry. He holds an Honours degree, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and is also a Chartered Wealth Manager.

David Swig

Partner and Senior Car Specialist

David joins Broad Arrow Group in May 2022, as a Senior Car Specialist and Partner following his recent tenure in similar roles at two leading collector car auction houses. David is a lifelong car enthusiast who attributes his passion to his late father, Martin Swig. Martin was a well-known collector and automotive personality who founded the world-renowned California Mille historic sports car tour.

David comes to Broad Arrow Group after a dozen years working in the collector car auction field, first as a Specialist with Bonhams from 2010-2015, subsequently moving to RM Sotheby’s where he spent nearly seven years. David’s experience and enthusiasm spans all eras and genres of collector automobiles, with a particular focus on post-war sports, sports racing, and GT cars.

In addition to his professional career, David maintains an active presence in the hobby and enjoys vintage racing in his spare time and has been a multiple time winner in his class at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. David lives and works near San Francisco, California, and regularly travels to automotive events throughout the world.




Strategic Partnerships


We are open to discussions with potential strategic partners — auction houses, dealers, technology platforms and other collector car industry participants — with exceptional businesses that share our vision to transform the collector car industry. Please contact us at partnerships@broadarrowgroup.com.

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Formation of Broad Arrow Group

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