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.

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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.

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