Cecil grew up in Hamburg but attended school in South Africa. After returning to Germany he obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Business Studies. His curiosity for entrepreneurship started to prosper while establishing the sales team for Schokostück. Following the company’s acquisition by Chocri GmbH and Ritter Sport, Cecil was solely responsible for its Management. In 2014 he left Berlin to study abroad in the USA, where he earned a certificate in Business Administration & Management from Columbia University.
By the end of 2015, Cecil returned to Berlin, wherein the spring of 2016 he launched his own company PlusPeter GmbH with co-founder Karl Bagusat. It started with a simple product, with which student could print entirely free of charge. Over the last two years, they used the lock-in effect of the free printing service to built up the fastest growing student platform in Europe.