As vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, John Roiko is responsible for the strategy and execution of NI’s worldwide finance operations. He formulates the company’s strategy regarding financial planning and reporting, foreign exchange hedging, acquisition analysis and integration, corporate taxation, manufacturing support, SEC and SOX compliance, and company-wide financial systems support.
Roiko has played a key role in transforming the financial organization across the globe to support the growing complexity of NI system-level business. NI has more than quadrupled in revenue since Roiko joined the company, and he has successfully transitioned the Finance department to support this growth while consistently meeting the company’s No. 1 financial goal of timely and accurate financial reporting.
Roiko helped guide the expansion of the company’s manufacturing operations in Europe and Asia, established a treasury department that increased the company’s return on investment while reducing foreign exchange exposure, managed the establishment of a Finance Shared Service Center in Hungary and Costa Rica, and improved the company’s worldwide financial planning and analysis. He also plays a crucial role on the investor relations team and manages the worldwide facilities.
Prior to working at NI, Roiko served as a product-line controller for the defense division at Honeywell before moving to Emerson Process Management as North America’s accounting manager. He then pursued startup opportunities as the chief financial officer for Columbia Scientific and director of accounting for Arrowsmith Technologies. Roiko joined NI in 1998 and served as NI’s worldwide corporate controller prior to being appointed vice president of finance in 2008.
Roiko serves on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and has enjoyed volunteering as a youth baseball coach and mentor for his church youth groups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in accounting from St. Cloud State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University.