Kevin D. Marlo
Occupation:Sandler O'Neil & Partners | Associate DirectorBiography:
When he was a teenager, Kevin D. Marlo and some of his friends tried to remove a television set from a Kmart in Pennsylvania without paying for it. That was a mistake, he discovered when the police and his mother got involved. "I told the officer to fine him the maximum so he would learn a lesson," said his mother, Barbara Meyer. And it seemed to work; he never tried to take another TV.
But he remained attracted to the small screen, and the big one. Even as an associate director of equity sales and trading at Sandler O'Neill, which he joined straight out of the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Marlo, 28, took acting lessons. He was filmed on "The Tonight Show" and appeared as an extra in Woody Allen's movie "Celebrity," said his father, Dennis Marlo. Last September, he finished shooting an episode for a dating show that included scenes outside his office at the World Trade Center.
Still, he was not acting when he told his mother, who was embarrassed to call him at the office, that she was more important than his job. Or when he encouraged his older sister, Christine, to finish college. Or when he formed the knot of friends that stayed with him for years. "He was such a good person, and he would do anything for people he loved," said his girlfriend, Cindy Schwartz. She once told him over the phone that she wasn't feeling well, and he turned up at her door with an assortment of medicines. It was 3 a.m.