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!)
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.
TJ Deluccia uses his multifaceted ad agency background to lead our award winning production department. As Production Manager, he makes mince meat of deadlines and seeks innovative ways to produce work that fosters creativity while maximizing efficiency. On top of all that, he maintains clear and consistent communication with our clients to keep projects running smoothly. TJ is a proud Clemson grad who you can find listening to Mumford & Sons and eating pizza at any Clemson home game (Go Tigers!). A self-proclaimed “hipster”, TJ frequents shoe stores and loves to spin the disc at local disc golf courses.
As the liaison between Engenius’ clients and our production team, Susan Lesser keeps all website projects moving forward and looks after our clients support needs long term. 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. She 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.
As the Engenius Marketing Specialist, Taylor Craig builds strategic partnerships with a wide range of companies. Using her background in communications and digital marketing, Taylor becomes intimately familiar with your business, determining what marketing practices will serve you best. Taylor recently left the Columbia area to join the Greenville community, recognizing the rapid growth of the Upstate and loving the cultural abundance found in GVL. She’s still discovering the amazing food scene but already found some love at Cantina 76. When out of the Engenius office, you can find Taylor jamming to Zac Brown Band and raising her golden retriever, perhaps with a peppermint patty in hand.
Ellison Manley -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 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).
A recent graduate of Clemson University, Brooks Manley brings a little bit of everything to the Engenius table as our Production Assistant. Brooks wears a lot of hats, assisting with design, content marketing, SEO, SEM, and client support. When not providing superb assistance to our production team, Brooks is out playing volleyball or working his way to the front of a concert. Taco Tuesdays are the way to his heart.
Andrew Hunter just finished his junior year at Clemson University, and we’re very excited to have him on the Engenius team as an intern this summer! Andrew is pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems and hopes to build a career as a software engineer. While at Engenius, Andrew will get to experience every facet of the business so he can get a holistic understanding of how an agency works. He isn’t spending all his time behind a computer screen though — Andrew was a member of the Clemson sail club and likes to spend his weekends out on the water. When he isn’t working his digital wizardry or gliding across the water, you can find Andrew jamming to some Kanye or enjoying southern fare at Tupelo Honey.
A mentor, teacher and coach, Sam Nadler cares about the Upstate community and helping people grow. We’re hoping to turn the tables and help him cultivate his skills as an Engenius intern this summer. Sam graduated Clemson with a double major in Secondary Science Education and Physics; while he’s still passionate about teaching, he’s looking for other ways to give back to the community he loves so much. What better way than to help people find the best businesses and nonprofits in the area? Outside the office, Sam loves leading his volleyball team to victory and trying his hardest to win Gringos trivia (which he’s not quite as successful at).