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 Serenity Place. Catie is currently a member of Leadership Greenville class 42. She is a true champion; as a 2nd grader, she beat the reigning 6th grader in dodgeball.
Using her background in marketing management, Rachel Testa is all about sharing her enthusiasm for Engenius. As Marketing Director, she makes valuable connections with Greenville community members, organizations, and businesses to show them all Engenius has to offer. Rachel joins us after living in Texas, where the guacamole is always followed by exclamation points. She is certain that finding good guac in Greenville won’t be a problem, and will be making the effort (and lunch meetings) accordingly to find the perfect one.
Anna Beam uses her stellar organizational skills to support 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 Project Manager, Kristin Whitworth has the pleasure of getting to know our clients company’s inside and out. As the liaison between Engenius’ clients and our production team, Kristin keeps all website projects moving forward. When she’s in the office you may find her at her desk snacking on Nilla wafers and peanut butter and listening to Luke Bryan. She also enjoys a good TJ Maxx shopping trip. Kristin and her husband, Jeremy, live in Simpsonville with their yorkiepoo pup named Kirby.
Susan Lesser looks after our clients long term, after their new websites are up and running, Susan answers your content update and support requests with speed and precision. (Susan has an average response time of 60 minutes!) Not only does she address pressing issues, but she also manages analytics and reporting to monitor the health of your website. Susan is passionate about providing exceptional client experiences—and that is exactly what she does. Susan is a graduate of Carson-Newman University (Go Eagles!), serves as the secretary for the International Ballet Board of Directors, and is seen more often than not with a cup of coffee in her hand.
We are thrilled to have Rachel Cantrell on board as our Account Executive. Rachel holds a degree in marketing from Anderson University and brings serious organizational skills and business growth knowledge to our team. She focuses on our clients goals, objectives and how to get the most out of their digital marketing strategy. Rachel’s favorite snack is original Goldfish crackers and in her free time, she enjoys relaxing, shopping and learning about the latest trends. Rachel also attends NewSpring church at the Spartanburg Campus.
Ellison Manley -no relation to Chris— designs beautiful, functional websites. Once the website’s framework has been decided and content has been written, our clients website falls into Ellison’s capable hands, where it is brought to life in stunning color and user-friendly functionality. You can see examples of Ellison’s handiwork 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, it’s 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.
A graduate of Furman University, Cody Edgar brings his communications experience to the table as our Premium Services Project Coordinator. Whether it’s SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, or Social Media Management, Cody translates your vision to create content and contribute to the overall project success. When he’s not churning out killer premium services ideas, you can find Cody listening to Punch Brothers or playing video games (Pokemon is his favorite).