Meet Marney & Rick Costello

Advisory Council

Richfield, OH

Marney and Rick have been married for 30 years (in May 2022) and have five children, Michael (age 27 in Sales for Palo Alto Networks), Joey (age 25 in Sales for Beckton Dickenson), Emma (age 23 in sales for Oracle), Faith (age 19 Sophomore at Catholic University), and Malina (age 15 – Homeschooled 10th Grader).

They met and graduated from John Carroll University with degrees in Marketing and also received their MBAs from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University. Marney began her career with Progressive Insurance but ultimately decided to stay home and raise her young children. Rick began his career in the family business (Kent Corporation), which manufactured equipment, primarily for the tube and pipe industry, internationally.

Rick left the family business in 2008 and ran a surgical instrument repair business which eventually sold to STERIS, a public company in 2012. Rick stayed with the business until 2016 when the travel became too excessive. He spent a short stint as an operating partner for Align Capital (a private equity company) but decided that the continued travel was not in the best interest of the family. He began working for a local landscape supply company (Kurtz Brothers) and is currently President of their Cleveland Operations.
As a stay-at-home mother, Marney heeded the call to homeschool in 2010 and is currently enrolled at Divine Mercy University where she is pursuing a certification in Spiritual Direction.

As a family (and Legatus members), the Costello’s have been privileged and forever impacted by two visits to Chalco with their daughters. What began as a “side trip” on their Guadalupe pilgrimage quickly became a highlight of the trip.

Marney and Rick are humbled to be considered advisors to the Sisters and have tremendous respect for Fr. Al, the organization, and their dedication to the poorest of the poor.

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