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.

News & Events

Read about some of the latest events, partnerships, and business highlights from Sands Capital.


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

Changing market and geopolitical environments are part of the equation for long-term investors.  As active investors, we are prepared to manage through trying times.

Papercup’s proprietary AI dubbing solutions provide high-quality, inexpensive voiceover and video localization.

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

Sands Capital invests in innovative businesses across all stages of the growth spectrum

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Brad Howlett, CVA

Sr. Manager, Finance & Operations

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital Ventures (2019 - 2020)
Arlington, VA | Manager, Finance & Operations

Sands Capital Ventures (2015 - 2019)
Arlington, VA | Financial Analyst

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (2011 - 2015)
Tysons Corner, VA | Senior Consultant


University of Virginia
MS | Data Science (2021)
BS | Commerce

Brad joined Sands Capital in 2015 as a Financial Analyst for Sands Capital Ventures and was promoted to Manager in 2019. Brad provides operational leadership to the team through financial modeling, portfolio valuation, and his involvement with fund management. Prior to joining Sands Capital, Brad was a Senior Consultant on the Financial Advisory Services team at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Brad graduated with a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and holds a Certified Valuation Analyst designation.

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