Santo Costa joined Aquestive’s Board of Directors in 2015. His professional experience includes over 30 years in executive and senior operating management positions within the pharmaceutical, health care, and life sciences industries. Currently, Mr. Costa sits on the board of Cytokinetics Inc. and is chairman of Metabon Inc. He has also served as a board member to numerous other public and private companies and charitable organizations. Mr. Costa is Of Counsel at the law firm Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell and Jernigan in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Costa’s experience includes President, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman of Quintiles Transnational Corp. where during his tenure he had responsibility for all operating divisions and worldwide business development. He is also a nationally recognized speaker on leadership, as well as legal and policy issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Costa earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and his J.D. from St. John’s University.