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.

Papercup’s proprietary AI dubbing solutions provide high-quality, inexpensive voiceover and video localization.

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

a woman with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a necklace in a black blouse smiles at the camera

Yolande J. Hanlan

Director, Sr. Counsel

Joined Sands Capital


Work Experience

Sands Capital (2018 – 2021)
Arlington, VA | Legal Counsel

Georgetown University (2015 - 2019)
Washington, DC | Adjunct Professor, School of Foreign Service

White & Case LLC (2012 - 2018)
Washington, DC | Associate

The Monitor Group (2004 - 2008)
Toronto, ON and Paris, France | Consultant


Georgetown University (2012)
Juris Doctor
MS | School of Foreign Service

Queen's University (2004)
BA | Sociology
BCom | Smith School of Business

Yola joined Sands Capital in 2018 and as Director and Senior Legal Counsel, she focuses on Sands Capital Ventures' transactions and fund formation activities. Prior to joining Sands Capital, Yola practiced as an attorney in the investment funds group at White & Case LLP. Outside of her legal practice, from 2015-2019 Yola served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Yola began her career as a corporate strategy consultant for private and public sector clients at Monitor Deloitte. She received a B. Comm., with first class honors, and BA with distinction, from Queen's University (Canada). She also earned a Masters of Science in Foreign Service degree, with distinction, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University.

No data was found

Let’s Talk