Leadership


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A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

- John Maxwell




Chris Kalentzos

Owner, Founder, & President

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want – Psalm 23:1

Chris is the founder and President of MARVA. He is originally from Greece, but has lived in the United States since he was nine years old and developed his love for stone at an early age. He personally challenges himself and MARVA’s team daily to strive to exceed industry expectations. Chris sets the tone in providing a genuine, heartfelt, and unique experience for all of our industry partners and homeowners. Chris prides himself on servant leadership, and has an ardent desire to gain a clearer understanding of the ever-evolving wants and needs of MARVA’s customers. Chris is a family man with a devotion to God, his beautiful wife, and his three children.

 






Gladys Kalentzos

Co-Owner & Chief Financial Officer

“It’s not how much we give but how much we put into giving.”
- Mother Teresa

Gladys is the co-founder of MARVA, and serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Controller. She provides leadership and strategic direction for all of MARVA’s financial and operational functions, and directly oversees the finance and accounting departments. Gladys has lived in Richmond for over 28 years; however, she is a native of Lebanon. In her spare time, Gladys enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends at the lake.

 






Ashby Stinson

Partner, President MARVA Stone & Design

Ashby is the President and Managing Partner of MARVA Stone & Design. Prior to joining MARVA in 2004, Ashby owned a successful general contracting business for four years. Ashby is an integral part of MARVA and our company’s relationship with Cambria Quartz.  His passion and enthusiasm for American-made products made Cambria the perfect fit for MARVA’s quartz line, and his persistence gave MARVA the opportunity to become Cambria’s first distributorship. When Ashby is not busy at work he enjoys running his cow and calf operation, boating on Lake Gaston, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

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