Co-founder & CEO
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 has earned honors as the SBA’s 2013 S.C. Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Greenville Chamber’s 2014 Young Professional of the Year (not to mention a husband and father of two!)
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.
Anna Beam uses her stellar organizational skills to support CEO Chris as his Executive Assistant. In addition to fulfilling this role with flare, Anna also occasionally puts on the hat of office manager, HR representative, accountant, and unofficial office counselor. With a background in client communication and administration, she likes her space organized and her to-do lists color coded. Anna is married to Justin (Beam, not Timberlake, though she’s a big fan of both) and adds to the office’s many dog-lovers with a pooch of her own, named Maia.
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 or shopping at TJ Maxx), 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.
We are thrilled to have Rachel Robinson on board as our newest Account Executive. 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.
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 serves on the board of directors for International Ballet, volunteers in her church’s college ministry and is seen more often than not with a cup of coffee in her hand.
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.
As our WordPress Developer, Brent Alexander takes a hands-on approach with many Engenius projects, through which his design skills and creativity shine. A graduate of North Greenville University, he has a special place in his heart for Batman and the Atlanta Braves. He enjoys rockin’ out to some Death Cab for Cutie and snacking on dark chocolate with sea salt, peppermint, or chili pepper. But if he wants a full meal, its either Thai or Japanese cuisine that he’s reaching for.
Our resident copywriter, Lindsey Holzberger, brings a spicy-sweet blend of content strategy and creativity to the table. Lindsey’s favorite thing about writing is using any and every internet platform to effectively communicate how awesome Engenius clients are to the Greenville community and beyond. Doing this while sipping on espresso or munching on popcorn is a double win. When she’s not working, you can find Lindsey spending time with her husband and dog, scoring on the ultimate frisbee field, or scouring the aisles of home depot for home project supplies.
New Venture Designer
Brooks Manley is our New Venture Designer and resident playlist curator. A senior at Clemson, he plays on the Men’s Club Volleyball team. 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.
Chase Finch is our co-founder and a Clemson University grad. He 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.