Constantine “Costa” Saab is a Managing Director for Valor and supports the firm’s capital raise and client service functions, as well as the sourcing, tracking and underwriting of potential investment opportunities. Costa first joined Valor as an Executive in Residence (EIR) in 2019 and became a Managing Director in 2020. He is based in the Washington D.C. area.
Until November 2018, Costa held numerous leadership positions at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), member of the CIA’s corporate board, Acting Assistant Director, and other senior executive positions. Prior to joining the CIA in early 2001, Costa was a consultant and entrepreneur in the management consulting and technology space.
Costa is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, earned a Master of Science from Virginia Tech in Systems Engineering (Management Systems), and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in Electrical Engineering. Costa is fluent in French, proficient in Arabic and Spanish, and has extensive experience working in in Northern Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Costa is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and serves on several boards, where he brings to bear his background in strategy, innovation and technology, with a particular focus on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.