Sandy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Yale, but after a year and a half in the profession, he switched to the world of finance, where he spent the rest of his career. He started as an analyst of technology companies, and went on to work in venture capital, corporate finance, and portfolio management. The last twenty years of his career were spent with Wellington Management in Boston, where he co-managed a large portfolio invested in very small public companies.
In 1971, Sandy bought an old farm in Peterborough as a weekend retreat; it is now his retirement home, where he and his wife Frances maintain a flock of sheep. His many interests include old cars, travel, and gardening.