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.

Careers

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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Wesley Johnston, CFA

Sr. Portfolio Manager
Research Analyst

Joined Sands Capital

2004

Work Experience

Sands Capital (2016 - 2020)
Arlington, VA | Portfolio Manager, Sr. Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2009 - 2015)
Arlington, VA | Sr. Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2006 - 2008)
Arlington, VA | Research Analyst

Sands Capital (2004 - 2006)
Arlington, VA | Research Associate

Education

University of Pennsylvania (2002)
BS | Economics

Investment Strategy
From Beta to Alpha
U.S. markets have recovered following 2022’s historic selloff, leading some to question what comes next. Valuations are elevated, the cost of capital is the highest it’s been in decades, and overall economic and geopolitical uncertainty remains. In this environment, we believe certain active approaches are better positioned to benefit than others.
Investment Strategy
Navigating New Inflation Frontiers
We believe businesses that can set prices, enable automation, and provide cost-cutting solutions are best positioned to weather today’s inflationary environment.

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