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.

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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 latest annual report offers a comprehensive view of how we add value through active stewardship.

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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Dave Levanson, CFA

Sr. Portfolio Manager
Research Analyst
Executive Managing Director

Joined Sands Capital

Re-joined in 2002

Work Experience

Sands Capital (2002 - 2006)
Arlington, VA | Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager

MFS Investment Management (1999 - 2002)
Boston, MA | Research Analyst

State Street Research & Management (1996 - 1999)
Boston, MA | Research Analyst, Vice President

Sands Capital (1992 - 1994)
Arlington, VA | Research Analyst

The Capital Management Group Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas (1990 - 1992)
Washington, DC | Research Analyst


University of Virginia (1996)
MBA | Darden School

University of Florida (1990)
BSBA | Finance

Investment Strategy
Beyond Distortion and Doubt
Change can create uncertainty in financial markets, but it also has the potential to unlock opportunities for many of the businesses we own. Tune in to hear Sr. Portfolio Manager Dave Levanson, CFA discuss the on-going journey of these businesses, why we continued to own them through tough times, and what we can expect from them going forward.

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