Frank M. Sands, CFA
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer
Sands Capital Management
Frank is the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Sands Capital Management, an institutional investment management firm focused on investing in high-quality, global, growth businesses. Frank helped his father to create Sands Capital in 1992 and then left later that year to attend business school. After working for six years at Fayez Sarofim & Co., an institutional investment management firm in Houston, Frank returned to Sands Capital in 2000 as the Director of Research. In 2004 he became the President, and in 2008 he became the CIO and CEO.
During Frank’s tenure with the firm, assets under management have grown from approximately $900 million to over $40 billion. Over the past 15 years, the firm has broadened and deepened its research and investment capabilities by globalizing its research platform and expanding its expertise in key innovative growth segments of the market. With a keen eye on preserving its culture, Frank has expanded the investment team from five professionals in 2000 to 39 today. The firm now offers seven investment strategies, including its flagship strategies, Select Growth, Global Growth, Emerging Markets Growth, and Global Leaders, as well as three specialty strategies. Frank co-founded Sands Capital Ventures, a venture capital firm, which uses the same investment approach to find and invest in early-stage, innovative, private, growth businesses. Sands Capital remains rooted in the same mission, philosophy, and six investment criteria that have been in place since the firm’s founding.
Frank earned a BA from Washington & Lee University, an MS from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA.