A refreshing
web experience.

We take a down-to-earth approach and see every relationship as a partnership. That means that we succeed only when you succeed.

Our team is knowledgeable, community oriented, and approachable. We bring what is often reserved for five or six-figure budgets to growing businesses and nonprofits.

Our Approach


Understanding your customers is what we do best.

At Engenius, we put ourselves in the shoes of your customer. We focus on the end user to learn what they value most. Then, we measure results and adjust our tactics to ensure they find what they need.

The Team

Chris Manley

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Chris Manley is our co-founder, team leader, and chief strategist with fifteen years experience in marketing communications. A native of the Upstate, he also leads a nonprofit (Rebuild Upstate), is passionately involved in the Greenville community, and is the SBA’s 2013 S.C. Young Entrepreneur of the Year (not to mention a husband and father of two!)

Chase Finch

Co-founder & Creative Director

Chase Finch is our co-founder, chief programmer, and Creative Director. He’s a Clemson University grad, and likes simplifying and breaking things down into their true parts. Chase loves traveling with his wife Ashleigh, meeting new people, surfing, playing music, and talking shop. He has two big dogs and boasts a 1467 rating from the US Chess Federation.

Ellison Manley

Production Manager

Ellison Chase Manley (seriously) is related to neither Chris nor Chase. More importantly, when it comes to building websites, she does most of the heavy lifting around here. Ellison is a proud Presbyterian College graduate and Engenius’s first fanatical Gamecock fan. She volunteers with the Albino Skunkfest, enjoys live music, and loves spending time in downtown Greenville.

Susan Lesser

Client Engagement Specialist

Susan Lesser looks after our clients long term, after their new websites are up and running. Out of necessity, she can multi-task with the best of them. She is a graduate of Carson-Newman University (Go Eagles!) and is passionate about providing exceptional client experiences. Susan is a classically trained ballerina, volunteers in her church’s college ministry and is seen more often than not with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Catie Buckingham

Operations Director

Catie Buckingham is our Operations Director and resident gardener. As the leader of our production team, she keeps our projects on track—bouncing between strategic planning and detail management. Catie’s background in social work and client care help her understand our clients’ needs and ensure goals are met. She is a graduate of Winthrop University, is active in her church, and volunteers with the American Heart & Stroke Association. Catie is a true champion; as a 2nd grader, she beat the reigning 6th grader in dodgeball.

Tyler Batts

Account Executive

Tyler Batts spends his days working directly with clients to help articulately and effectively find their marketing voice. Tyler is a graduate of North Greenville University, where he played on the Men’s Golf Team and was an integral part of the Student Marketing Association. Account Executive by day, at night you can find Tyler playing the piano and singing at Upstate music venues. Tyler is addicted to pork tacos, triple-shot tall Americanos, and is a proud member of the dollar shave club.

Kristin Whitworth

Account Executive

As Account Executive, Kristin Whitworth has the pleasure of getting to know many of Engenius’ clients. When she’s in the office (and not out and about gallivanting with Greenville business owners, shopping at TJ Maxx or eating shrimp quesadillas), you may find her at her desk snacking on Nilla wafers and peanut butter and listening to Luke Bryan. She also enjoys volunteering for her church, NewSpring. Kristin and her husband, Jeremy, live in Simpsonville with their yorkiepoo pup named Kirby.

Anna Beam

Premium Services Coordinator

Anna Beam heads up our Premium Services division and also uses her degree in psychology from Anderson University as the unofficial office counselor. With a background in client communication and administration, she likes her space organized, which makes her perfect as she fulfills her duel role as Executive Assistant. She’s married to Justin (Beam, not Timberlake, though she’s a big fan of both). She also adds to the office’s many dog-lovers with a pooch of her own named Maia.

Catherine Ryan

Content Strategist

Catherine Ryan has worked with nonprofits in the USA and abroad, experience she brings to her role as Content Strategist. After graduating from Clemson, she moved to Australia, where she lived by the ocean, traveled, and managed communications for an international development organization. She’s a big fan of cookies and tea, which she now enjoys in Greenville alongside her Aussie husband Marty and Labrador, Baxter.


Brooks Manley

New Venturer

Brooks Manley is our New Venturer. A senior at Clemson, he plays on the Men’s Club Volleyball team and serves with Fuse Student Ministry at NewSpring Church. When he’s not in the office or in class, you might find Brooks playing guitar, basketball or enjoying life on the lake. He also enjoys road trips, Italian food and documentaries on sharks.


Rachel Robinson


We are thrilled to have Rachel Robinson join us in the office as our summer intern. She is a rising senior Marketing major at Anderson University who loves to learn new skills and snack on original Goldfish crackers. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and wedding planning with her fiancé. Rachel also attends NewSpring church at the Spartanburg Campus.
Jobs @ Engenius

Current Opening: Web Copywriter

The Web Copywriter develops, writes, and edits original copy for dynamic, marketing-focused websites, B2B websites, and other interactive properties. This person works as part of an assigned team that includes a web designer/developer and strategist. It is the Web Copywriter’s task to shape the marketing message into compelling web content.

The Web Copywriter must have excellent written and oral communication skills, well-developed problem-solving skills, and a fine eye for detail. An ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment is critical.

Reports to: Operations Director

Required Skills:

  • Minimum education experience required – Bachelors degree
  • Minimum 1 year’s advertising/marketing experience required, 2+ years preferred in creative, media, and/or copywriting
  • Passion for the Interactive industry and serving small companies and nonprofits
  • Experience in formulating and driving long-term strategic account plans, marketing strategies, and campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to react quickly to assess and implement solutions
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to think on his/her feet during presentations, explain in simple terms complex or technical information to non-technical people, and persuasively sell ideas
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines


Current Opening: Internships

We are now seeking interns for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms with skills in one or more of the following areas:
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Marketing
  • General Business
  • Creative Writing
Interns will be expected to work on-site twenty (20) hours per week for 12-16 weeks for the fall term. These expectations may be adjusted in order to meet curriculum requirements.  Each intern will receive a thorough overview of the business and entrepreneurial environment, in addition to focusing on their specific area of study. Interns will be paired with one full-time staff member who will supervise the intern and oversee their learning environment at our firm.  All interns will have access to company executives and be exposed to the challenges of operating an entrepreneurial and growing small business. Engenius will provide dedicated working space for each intern and specific projects with measurable goals, as well as frequent evaluation and assessment.  Our goal is to provide interns with a comprehensive, hands-on education while also accomplishing projects for our company.