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Frank Costa

Company executive and founder of Synergy DataWorks


Frank Costa is COO at Screen, Inc.
Costa was CEO of Perlego Systems, Inc. a privately funded startup in the Mobility space.
He was the CEO of Active Voice Corporation, sold to Cisco Corporation for $300 million.
Costa served as president and CEO for privately held companies such as ProTools Inc, and Concept One Design Inc, Group Vice President at Mentor Graphics, VP of Marketing at Orcad, and Director of European Marketing at Intel Corporation.

He was a founder of Synergy DataWorks, an EDA company that was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 1984.

Costa holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Chicago 1977 and BS in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1975


  • Frank Costa Founded Synergy DataWorks in 1984
    • co-founders were John Carveth and John Maticich. Not sure about the year