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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Gene Riechers

Venture Partner

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

COFENSE (2018 - 2021)
Leesburg, VA | Director

MorganFranklin Consulting (2016 - 2017)
McLean, VA | Senior Advisor

EverFi (2012 - 2017)
Washington, DC | Vice Chairman

Opower (2011 - 2016)
Arlington, VA | Director

Valhalla Partners (2002 - 2011)
Vienna, VA | General Partner

webMethods (1997 - 2004)
Location, Location | Director

FBR Technology Venture Partners (1996 - 2002)
Arlington, VA | Managing Director


Loyola University of Maryland

Penn State University

Gene joined Sands Capital Ventures in 2019. Before joining Sands Capital, Gene co-founded two venture capital firms and raised four funds. He has served on 30 boards and been part of eleven IPOs as an investor, director, and operating executive. He was named to the first AlwaysOn “Venture Capital 100” list. Gene is a former Director of Mid-Atlantic Venture Association and was the Chairman of its annual Venture Capital Conference several times. Most recently, he spent five years as Vice-Chairman and an executive at EverFi, a leading education technology company. Before his venture capital career, he was Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, and CFO in several high growth technology companies. Gene received a B.S. degree from Penn State and an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland.

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