About Us

Learn more about Envira Gallery, Our Founders, and Core Values

Hello and Welcome to Envira Gallery, the best premium WordPress gallery plugin. At Envira Gallery, we build software that helps you create beautiful responsive photo and video galleries for your sites in minutes.

Over the years, we found that most WordPress gallery plugins were bloated, buggy, slow, and very hard to use. So we started with a simple goal: build a powerful WordPress gallery plugin that’s both easy and powerful.

Since our launch in 2014, we have been helping individuals, small business, and even Fortune 500 companies showcase their photos. Our customers love Envira and due to word of mouth advertising, Envira has been downloaded over 176,000 times (Customer Testimonials).

We are humbly considered thought leaders by many in our space because of our rapid growth and innovations. Whatever the market conditions or current trends, you will always find Envira Gallery leading the way to help our customers gain competitive business advantage and stay ahead of the curve.

Envira Gallery is brought to you by the same team that’s behind the largest WordPress resource site, WPBeginner, and the most popular lead-generation software, OptinMonster.

Yup, we know a thing or two about building awesome products that customers love.

Our Founders

Syed BalkhiSyed Balkhi is the CEO of Envira Gallery. Prior to Envira Gallery, he founded WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site and OptinMonster, the most popular lead generation software. In 2011, Syed started List25, a widely popular entertainment site with over 1.7 million subscribers and quarter billion video views. He is an award winning entrepreneur who was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by the United Nations. Syed’s work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, WashingtonPost, FoxBusiness, and countless other top publications.

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Thomas GriffinThomas Griffin is the founder and CTO of Envira Gallery. Prior to Envira Gallery, he founded Soliloquy, the fastest WordPress slider plugin, and OptinMonster, the most popular lead-generation software. He is an expert developer with deep knowledge of building products for mass-market. Thomas knows firsthand that software for photographers are generally poor in quality. He’s extremely proud that Envira Gallery is changing that by creating extremely easy to use and technologically sound software that just simply WORKS!

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Core Values

In work or play, private or public, these are the values that guide us:

People First – We treat our team like family and our customers as our #1 priority.

Passion – We love what we do and do what we love.

Product – We don’t just build average. We build the BEST and are committed to greatness.

Process – We don’t just work hard. We work SMART. We create systems that fosters trust through total accountability.

Philanthropy – We believe in giving back. We support the betterment of communities around the world.

Profit – We choose long-term investment over short-term gain. We build for growth and profitability because financial health sustains us and ensures we’re in control of our destiny.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Envira Gallery.

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