Our Culture

What you believe and what you value as an organization matters. Discover the DNA of our firm.

Our People

Get to know our teams and the stories of select staff members who share why they choose to work at Sands Capital.

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Recognized as Greenwich Quality Leader

Sands Capital is one of just four investment managers recognized this year for the service it delivers to institutional clients.


At Sands Capital, we strive to hire exceptional talent who will live our values and support our efforts to deliver on our mission.
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From Beta to Alpha

U.S. markets have recovered following 2022’s historic selloff, leading some to question what comes next. In this environment, we believe certain active approaches are better positioned to benefit than others.

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Connecting Brands with Digital Content Creators

Bryan Gold and #paid are enabling companies and creators to form mutually beneficial partnerships

Fostering Long-term Thinking

Executive Managing Director and Sr. Portfolio Manager Brian Christiansen discusses the importance of candor and collaboration in a culture that promotes long-term thinking.

Transparent Work Cultures and Inclusive Opportunities

Recruit Holdings is transforming the world of work through wage transparency and providing life-changing opportunities for immigrants and refugees.

Philosophy & Approach

Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that, over time, stock prices will reflect the earnings power and growth of the underlying businesses.


Our second annual stewardship report reflects our commitment to provide clients and other key stakeholders with transparency into our initiatives, actions, and the progress we made in 2022.

Public Equity

Our newest strategy takes an unconstrained approach to seeking the best growth businesses outside of the U.S.

Venture & Growth Equity

Our life sciences strategy looks to invest in promising life sciences companies that we believe are at the heart of a technological and scientific revolution in healthcare.

Andrew Giordano

Andrew Giordano

Managing Director, Business Development and Client Relations

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2020 - 2021)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Director, Client Relations

Sands Capital (2015 - 2019)
Arlington, VA | Director, Client Relations

Sands Capital (2012 - 2014)
Arlington, VA | Manager, Client Relations

Sands Capital (2010 - 2012)
Arlington, VA | Wealth Management Associate

Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets (2008 - 2010)
Arlington, VA | Vice President

Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets (2006 - 2008)
Arlington, VA | Associate Vice President

Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets (2004 - 2006)
Arlington, VA | Sales Assistant


Columbia University & London Business School (2016)
Dual MBA

Middlebury College (2004)
BA | International Politics and Economics

Andrew joined Sands Capital in 2010 and is Managing Director, Client Relations. Andrew began his career at Sands Capital supporting client relations efforts for public equity strategies, and his passion for the private space steered him to the Sands Capital Ventures team. Andrew has worked with Frank Sands to implement Sands Capital’s client-first, white-glove service approach to our Partners. Andrew leads the team’s business development efforts and is the primary contact for all partner and prospective engagements. Andrew came to Sands Capital from Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets where he spent six years supporting equity clients and cultivating relationships with hedge funds and long-only firms across the US. Andrew holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and has dual MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

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