Niels is a Principal at HighVista Strategies and focuses on the firm’s external investments. Prior to joining HighVista, Niels worked for four years as a Senior Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Roell Capital Partners and Citadel Investment Group. Previously, Niels was a Principal at Highfields Capital Management focused on the financial services and healthcare sectors. Before business school, Niels was the Finance Director for Sunny Delight España based in Barcelona and a Senior Associate at J.W. Childs Associates. Niels is a Trustee of Mount Auburn Cemetery where he serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee at Old South Church in Boston. Niels received a BS cum laude from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton Fellow and a Palmer Scholar.