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.

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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
Investing Through a Difficult Year
After a difficult year for markets in 2022, Sands Capital’s portfolio managers are confident that investors will be able to benefit from long-term trends like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and gene sequencing.

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