A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.- John Maxwell
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want – Psalm 23:1
Chris is the founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.
Co-Founder & 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. 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Costa Kalentzos, MARVA's Chief Operating Officer, is an avid businessman and a leader in his field. His passion and intensity for his family, business, and soccer (go Milan!) is unmatched. Costa's attention to detail and pursuit for excellence in the stone industry allows our partners to place their full faith in him to select only the highest quality stones. Costa has built close relationships with suppliers of natural stone products throughout the world and is highly selective in choosing which product lines to import to the United States.
Cambria Brand Manager
Ashby is our Cambria Brand Manager. 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.