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.
Client Engagement Specialist
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 Client Engagement Specialist, she wears many different hats at Engenius. 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 is our Project 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.
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.
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.
Brooks Manley is our fall intern and resident coffee specialist. A student at Clemson, he is actively involved with Clemson FCA and Fuse Student Ministry at NewSpring Church. When he’s not in the office, you might find Brooks playing guitar, volleyball or enjoying life on the lake. He also enjoys road trips, Italian food and documentaries on sharks.