Sharon is the Co-Founder of Northpond Ventures. Sharon was previously CFO of Sands Capital Management. Over her 15 years with Sands Capital, assets under management grew from $1.5 billion to $50 billion, and Sharon was active in all key functions of the company. She started as a technology analyst and portfolio manager, and later served in a variety of leadership positions with the firm. Prior to Sands Capital, Sharon was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Sharon has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Rice University. She is a CFA charterholder. Sharon is an advocate for financial literacy and her work has been featured nationally, including her two books, ON MY OWN TWO FEET: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED: How to Talk Money with your Honey.