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.

Scott Headd

Scott Headd

Sr. Director, Client Relations

Joined Sands Capital

Re-joined in 2021

Work Experience

J.P. Morgan (2012 – 2021)
Washington, D.C. | Managing Director

Sands Capital (2011)
Arlington, VA | Research Intern

FBR Capital Markets (2005 - 2010)
Arlington, VA | Vice President


University of Virginia (2012)
MBA | Darden School

University of Virginia (2005)
BA | McIntire School of Commerce

Scott re-joined Sands Capital in 2021 and is Senior Director of Client Relations. Scott draws on his experience and expertise in private markets and dedication to client service to support Sands Capital Ventures Partners, portfolio companies, and investment teams. Prior to re-joining Sands Capital, Scott was Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he advised entrepreneurs and family offices on all facets of their financial well-being. He was previously a member of the U.S. Advisory Council reporting to the CEO and Operating Committee and a Morgan Circle Award Recipient in 2021 which recognized the Private Bank’s top 3% performers. Scott holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Investment Culture
Cultivating Courage
Sands Capital prides its open and entrepreneurial culture as a cornerstone of its success. Five former Sands Capital interns spoke about their collaborative learning experiences throughout their internship and onto their full-time roles.

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