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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Kevin G. Murphy, CFA

Sr. Director, Client Relations

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2002 - 2015)
Arlington, VA | Director, Wealth Management Group, Portfolio Manager

Marriott International (1999 - 2001)
Washington, DC | Sr. Manager, Business Strategy/ Business Analysis

Advisory Board Company (1996 - 1997)
Washington, DC | Marketing Associate

Dole/Kemp '96 (1995 - 1997)
Washington, DC | Sr. Budget Manager

Bush/Quayle '92 (1991 - 1993)
Washington, DC | Compliance Analyst


Georgetown University (1999)
MBA | McDonough School of Business 

The Colorado College (1991)
BA | Political Science 

Investment Culture
Inspiring Visionary Research
At Sands Capital we encourage our investment team to think in decades not quarters. Tune in as Director of Research Michael Raab, CFA discusses how culture can support the visionary research needed to find businesses creating the future.
Investment Strategy
EM Isn't Broken
Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Christiansen discusses what should we expect going forward from emerging markets and why active management matters.

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