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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Karin Riechenberg

Director of Stewardship

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2021 - 2022)
Arlington, VA | Sr. ESG Analyst

Sands Capital (2020 - 2021)
Arlington, VA | ESG Analyst

Cartica Management (2018 - 2020)
Washington, DC | Senior ESG Analyst

Cartica Management (2016 - 2018)
Washington, DC | Senior Global Strategy Analyst

Deloitte CIS (2015 - 2016)
Moscow, Russia | Alfa Fellow

Cartica Management (2014 - 2015)
Washington, DC | Associate, ESG and Global Strategy


Johns Hopkins University (2014)
MA | International Economics and International Relations, School of Advanced International Studies

University of Exeter (2012)
BA | International Relations and Russian

Examining the Governance Risks of AI
The broad adoption of generative artificial intelligence could be one of the greatest changes of our lifetime. The risks and unintended consequences that could accompany that widespread use as become a key focus of our stewardship efforts when engaging with our portfolio businesses.
Investment Strategy
Investing in the Face of Climate Change
As long-term stewards of capital, we believe it is critical that businesses, investors, and capital allocators factor climate change into their long-term strategies as they would any other environmental, social, or governance issue.

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