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 (ReWiGo), 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!)
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 Chase Manley (seriously) is related to neither Chris nor Chase. More importantly, having organized volunteers around the world with Youth Conference Ministries, she’s here to keep our production on track. Ellison is a proud Presbyterian College graduate and Engenius’s first fanatical Gamecock fan (which can get uncomfortable.) She volunteers with the Albino Skunkfest, enjoys live music, and loves how awesome Greenville’s downtown has become after spending over a decade away from Greenville.
Susan Lesser keeps our whole team running and can multi-task with the best of them. She is a graduate of Carson-Newman College (Go Eagles!) and has experience in both Customer Service and Client Management. Besides being our Support Specialist, she wears many different hats at Engenius. Susan is a classically trained ballerina, volunteers in her church’s children and youth ministry’s and is seen more often than not with a cup of coffee in her hand.
Project and Account Manager
Catie Buckingham is our Project and Account Manager, as well as our resident gardener. Her role is to keep all of our projects on track and to manage all of the details. Catie’s background in social work and client care help her understand our clients’ needs, ensure goals are met, and guide projects to success. 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.
Keeping our clients at highest priority and ensuring they are well served is what David Dannelly, Account Executive, does best. He works with clients to identify their goals and craft a plan to accomplish them. David is a proud graduate of Clemson University (twice), was a member of the Men’s Golf Team, and served as President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He’s currently enjoying life as a newlywed, and he is the self-proclaimed office ping-pong champion.
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 and Labrador, Baxter.
You’ll likely find Peter Peckarsky behind a camera, editing on a laptop, or on the phone with one of our content marketing clients. A Furman graduate, he brings a not-for-profit background and video production experience to his role in content marketing. He’s also an expert in recovering from a torn ACL, which he has done five times! Peter’s two loves in life are Honey O’s cereal and, of course, his wife, Kara.
Brooks Manley is our summer intern, resident Starbucks specialist and professional road tripper. A student at Clemson, he is actively involved with Fuse Student Ministry at NewSpring Church. When he’s not in the office or making coffee, you might find Brooks playing guitar, basketball or volleyball or enjoying life on the lake–while snacking on Wheat Thins of course.