Our Story

Back in 2014, we set out with a goal to create a WordPress plugin that let site owners start accepting credit card payments and subscriptions with Stripe as fast as possible.

Since then, our mission has remained the same: Leverage the valuable services and tools Stripe provides while keeping the plugin very lightweight, little to no other dependencies, and as quick to install and configure as possible.

With WP Simple Pay you should be up and running in minutes, not hours. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Meet the Team

Phil Derksen

Phil Derksen

Founder & President

Phil is the original founder of WP Simple Pay but has been developing for the web since 1995 and creating WordPress plugins since 2011. These days he’s focused on product and marketing.

Phil lives near sunny Fresno, California with his wife and two boys. In his off time he enjoys tennis, disc golf, snow skiing, and tabletop games. Fun fact: He's certified in Microsoft FrontPage 98!

Adam Lea

Adam Lea

Happiness Engineer

Adam has been working with WordPress since the earliest b2 fork -- back when you had to hack core to get any custom functionality. He has been an advocate of WordPress and open source software ever since. As part of the WP Simple Pay team, Adam helps with support and testing.

Adam lives in Boise, Idaho, drinks too much coffee, and has been a passionate Boston Red Sox fan his whole life.


Spencer Finnell

Software Engineer

Spencer is a Web Developer with over 10 years of experience creating and selling WordPress themes and plugins. He has been contributing to Awesome Motive/Sandhills Development products for a number of years, and officially joined the team in 2019 where he focuses on WP Simple Pay development.

Spencer resides in Orlando, Florida, and outside of WordPress he spends his time cooking, cycling, and playing Golden Tee.