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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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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Frank M. Sands, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Chief Executive Officer

Joined Sands Capital

Re-joined in 2000

Work Experience

Sands Capital (2004 - 2008)
Arlington, VA | President, Director of Research

Sands Capital (2000 - 2004)
Arlington, VA | Managing Director, Director of Research, Sr. Portfolio Manager

Fayez Sarofim & Co. (1994 - 2000)
Houston, TX | Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Principal

Sands Capital (1992)
Arlington, VA | Assistant to the President

Walker & Dunlop (1989 - 1991)
Washington, DC | Commercial Real Estate Leasing and Sales


University of Virginia (1994)
MBA | Darden School

Johns Hopkins University (1993)
MS | Real Estate Finance & Development

Washington & Lee University (1989)
BA | Economics

Frank joined Sands Capital at its founding in 1992, serving as an assistant to the President, Frank Sands, Sr., CFA. Frank re-joined the firm in 2000 as Director of Research and Sr. Co-Portfolio Manager of the Select Growth strategy. In 2008, Frank became Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Prior to re-joining Sands Capital, Frank spent six years as a Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Fayez Sarofim & Co., an institutional investment management firm based in Houston. Frank earned a BA from Washington & Lee University (1989), an MS from Johns Hopkins University (1993) and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia (1994).

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