Co-founder & CEO
Chris 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 three!)
Director of Accounts
As Director of Accounts, Rachel is in charge of managing our Accounts team and driving forward business development. She spends her time building valuable connections with Greenville community members, organizations, and businesses, cultivating meaningful relationships while helping people understand the complexities of digital marketing. Her degree in Integrated Strategic Communications makes her perfectly suited to matching our strengths to your needs — she’s instrumental in formulating the strategy for your web and marketing package, which she then communicates to our production team to ensure proper expectations are met and maintained. When away from the office, she enjoys spending her time outside on camping trips or bike rides, just so long as it doesn’t mean spending too much time away from her cats, Lolita and Pepper.
Executive Assistant to the CEO / Director of Finance & Admin
Anna’s organizational and strategic skills have landed her in multiple roles on our team: Anna acts as executive assistant to Chris, prioritizing an ever-demanding schedule and tasklist. In addition, Anna manages Engenius budgets, accounting, client invoicing, payments, accounts receivable, and (Aren’t you sweating just reading this?!) human resources for our team of fifteen. Our team has a running joke (that’s really not a joke) about “Ask Anna” hour. When Anna needs to miss a team meeting (a rare occurrence), the absence of her quick-witted and affectionate sense of humor is palpable. At home, Anna is an unashamed gamer, playing alongside her husband and sweet dog, Maia. She also is an active kids ministry volunteer at Newspring Church.
Director of Production
TJ uses his multifaceted ad agency background to lead our award-winning production department. As Director of Production he ensures all projects meet our high standards and seeks innovative ways to produce work that fosters creativity while maximizing efficiency. On top of all that, he sits on our leadership team. TJ is a proud Clemson grad (Go Tigers!) whose thoughts on the 2016 football team were featured on Clemson Sports Talk.
Kory builds and maintains relationships with our clients to help them measure success and ensure their needs are met. When you’re interested in evaluating your website’s performance or trying to determine which digital marketing services can best help you reach your goals, he is your go-to. Our clients’ best interests are truly the driving forces behind all that Kory does as the Engenius Account Manager. Outside the office, Kory enjoys running and spending time outdoors with his wife, Kate, and two children, Taylor and Porter.
Originally a participant of our summer internship program, Sam proved himself to be a valuable asset to the Engenius team and was brought on as a full time staff member. As a mentor, teacher and coach, his skillset and background lend themselves perfectly to our Account Coordinator role. He enjoys educating business owners on the importance of digital marketing, helping them understand how to leverage online promotional strategies to achieve specific goals. Outside the office, Sam loves leading his volleyball team to victory and trying to win Gringos trivia (which he’s not quite as successful at).
After your new website is up and running, Susan answers your content update and support requests with speed and precision. As our Support Manager, she is passionate about providing exceptional client experiences — and that is exactly what she does. Susan has several years of experience working with Engenius clients and providing the best support around, delivering quick solutions and maintaining stupendous client satisfaction. When she’s not working, Susan pours her passion for dance into supporting the International Ballet Academy as Secretary of the Board of Directors. You can often find her with a cup of something delicious from Starbucks or Bex in hand.
Cody recently made the transition to Project Manager after working as our resident Copywriter, in addition to managing our ongoing services. His degree and background in IT & communications, as well as his experience working on website projects and collaborating with the production team, lend themselves perfectly to the new role. Working with your team, Cody maintains clear lines of communication and ensures all your expectations are properly met, keeping projects moving along smoothly and efficiently. Constantly seeking to know more about marketing, we often spy him listening intently to a TED talk or reading a blog post during his lunch break. When not at work, Cody considers himself to be equally outdoorsy and indoorsy, enjoying a good camping trip just as much as connecting with friends while gaming.
Brooks started his career at Engenius as a production assistant, helping with all aspects of the web design and digital marketing process. His expansive expertise and people skills eventually led him to the Project Manager role. Through his experience and positive attitude, Brooks maintains successful relationships with clients while managing web design and digital marketing projects to fruition. When not meeting deadlines and communicating with clients, Brooks is staying current on the NBA, playing volleyball, serving at Grace Church Downtown, or working his way to the front of a concert.
A former accounts team member, Taylor’s love for writing and problem solving made her transition from account coordinator to content strategist a seamless one. She loves taking big-picture ideas and paring them down to create clear and concise strategies for our clients. Whether it’s structuring site content or executing SEO, SEM, or Content Marketing, Taylor helps cut through clutter to effectively communicate your vision. When she’s not working, you can find Taylor traveling to Williams-Brice for Carolina football games, catching up on the latest reality TV shows, or using her writing skills to come up with witty Instagram captions for her Golden Retriever, Troop.
Britany is a content strategist by profession and a creative writer by hobby; though her path to her current role was an adventurous one. Britany started college at a culinary school in Chicago, which eventually led her to a small agriculture school in Wisconsin. Ultimately, Britany followed her passion for writing to the University of North Carolina Charlotte, where she earned her degree in English, concentrating on language and technology. She is excellent at emulating the client’s voice as she helps create well-written, inspired content for highly specific target audiences. Britany’s interests span far beyond pen and paper, though. She’s also an avid reader, music aficionado, and proud dog mom.
Ellison -no relation to Chris— is our primary web page designer, creating 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 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.
Hannah just finished her junior year at Furman University, and we’re very excited to have her on the Engenius team as an intern this Fall! She is pursuing a degree in Communications and hopes to build a career as a communicator. While at Engenius, Hannah will get to experience every facet of the business so she can get a holistic understanding of how an agency works. She isn’t spending all her time behind a computer screen though – Hannah is a member of the Pauper Players and likes to spend her weekends out on the stage. When she isn’t working her digital wizardry or gliding across the stage, you can find her jamming to some showtunes or enjoying hibachi at Joy of Tokyo.
Lauren Kay Humphrey
Lauren Kay joined the Engenius team as a Fall intern after graduating from Clemson University in May. With a degree in Business Management, Lauren Kay has embraced every aspect of agency life, eager to learn everything she can about our clients’ accounts, web design, and ongoing client support. Her willingness to help has made her a tremendous asset to every project. Lauren Kay’s enthusiasm goes beyond learning about digital marketing, though—when she isn’t in the office, she’s putting her energy towards one of her many active pastimes: swing dancing, doing yoga, or playing soccer.