As the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sands Brothers Asset Management LLC, Martin Sands plays a key role in driving the growth and development of the firm’s many business ventures. He works diligently to enhance existing portfolio investments and to identify and carefully review new opportunities. His ability to understand various types of businesses and quickly evaluate business opportunities, including those arising from business crises, sets him apart. As a seasoned, 30-year veteran of the investment world, he provides valuable insight to businesses seeking alternatives and solutions.
Martin has been in the investment community his entire career, beginning in 1983. He worked originally on the sell side at several leading investment banking and brokerage firms in NYC. In 1990, he founded his own investment banking and brokerage business, Sands Brothers & Company, Ltd., which grew rapidly. In the 2002-2003 period, he moved away from the sell side to focus his efforts on asset management and principal investment, where he has built a highly diversified group of portfolio investments. His experience includes all aspects of capital structure, and he continues to seek opportunistic situations.
In addition to his role at Sands Brothers Asset Management, Martin has pursued other business interests. In keeping with his lifelong passion for the sport of lacrosse, he recently launched a national high school recruiting business under the name National Invitational 175, LLC. This firm organizes individual and team college recruiting showcases for current high school lacrosse players.
Building on his passion for biotechnology, which was fueled by early successful biotech investments, Martin is actively involved with OptMed, Inc., a developing biomedical company where he serves as Co-Chairman.
Martin graduated from Union College where he remains an active alumnus and serves on the President’s Counsel. He lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife and four children.
- Sands Brothers Asset Management, LLC 1999
- Genesis Merchant Partners, LP 2007Senior Portfolio Manager
- Gourmet Express LLC, 2010Director
- OptMed, Inc. 2011Co-Chairman
- National Invitational 175, LLC 2011Founder
- Viactiv Holdings (d/b/a Viactiv Lifestyles), 2012Co-Founder, Co-CEO