Niels works primarily with executive search, assessment, and executive career development. His industry focus is financial services as well as consumer and industrial businesses. Furthermore, he has in-depth experience assisting equity funds with leadership assessments of the management in potential portfolio companies. From working in the executive search industry for more than 20 years, Niels has solid insight on businesses in general as well as on market trends and functional areas at all levels. Niels combines this insight with a genuine interest in human resources and potential.
In addition to Niels’ deep knowledge of the search & selection business, he has more than 25 years of management experience at both operational and strategic level. Prior to his executive search career, Niels has served as a Captain in the Danish Army and as a Sales Executive and Manager in the insurance industry. Over the past 15 years, Niels has founded and been a partner in executive search companies, most recently in People & Performance A/S and People Executive. Niels adds value with his strong competences in finding the right match between candidate and customer, and he is always aiming to identify the shining stars of tomorrow.
Niels holds a management education from the Danish Army as a Captain of the Reserve as well as a graduate diploma in Financial Management and Informatics from Copenhagen Business School. He is married and the proud father (and stepfather) of six adult children and the grandfather of three, and he enjoys playing ice hockey.