Prior to the creation of Fintage House, Niels was a masters graduate of International Law from the University of Amsterdam and worked in the Research and Development department of MeesPierson N.V. in Amsterdam. In 1992 he relocated to Budapest to set up a subsidiary of MeesPierson to focus on international film and TV sales. Two years later MeesPierson Communications (MPC) was formed and Niels returned to The Netherlands in 1996 to expand their Talent unit and create and develop new areas of business such as music publishing and audiovisual rights. As Co-Owner and Co-CEO of Fintage House, Niels oversees the Music and Talent departments. He is a regular guest speaker at many industry events such the Cannes Film Festival and the Music & Money conference in New York.