Peter - Divi Engine
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Peter

Co-Founder

 

Today we want you to meet Peter, you probably have heard his voice in videos – but here is a little more about him.

 

Tell us about yourself and how you got here.

I was born in South Africa and lived there till I was 17. I then moved over to the UK with my parents as was an opportunity to experience something new. Over the years I was not sure what I wanted to do. I started to study Dentistry, did an Art and Design course (specialising in Photography), and finally did a little bit of everything from Web Design to Graphics and even dived into Video Game making. All this was great but I never really got anywhere as did too much and did not specialise.

The point when it changed, was when I decided to specialise in Web Development. Building plugins to help do specific tasks for my customers, I thought… why not sell them? So I started Divi Engine back in 2017. Quitting my then job when I was earning £500 a month off Divi Engine, to now has been an amazing journey, and cannot thank our customers enough for this opportunity to build plugins to help you!

 

What are you most looking forward to? 

I have a passion for helping people. Life is not about making money (well you need to live), but end of the day when you die, the money turns to dust. Divi Engine has been a tool to create flexibilty in my life. The plan has always been to make Divi Enigne a tool to help support us in helping others. My wife, 3 boys and I recently moved to Wales (in the UK) to fufill something along the lines of helping people. We are not certain what it is yet. The idea would be that Divi Engine can help fund something that blesses and helps people (marriage, homeless, fostering, adoption.. who knows). All I know is I am excited by this.

So what am I looking most forward to?
1) Seeing what happens here and how Divi Engine can fuel something great
2) Growing Divi Engine to hire more staff and help people this way too
3) Making better product and services for our customers
4) Carry on supporting charities like the Sozo Foundation

 

Why did you start Divi Engine?

It was not intentional if honest. Just created Divi Nitro (first plugin) and thought it was awesome and others needed to have it too.

 

Seen as though we are an engine that powers Divi, what is your favorite car, bike, boat or any other engine powered machine?

Ford Mustang, 66.