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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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