President & Chief Executive Officer, NI
Eric Starkloff is an advocate for the profound impact engineering has on society and the critical role technology plays in serving the public interest. As president, chief executive officer, and a member of the NI board of directors, he’s responsible for accelerating NI’s vision to drive long-term growth and innovation.
Eric began his career at NI as an application engineer and, for more than two decades, has been instrumental in defining and implementing the company’s strategic direction. His leadership is focused on delivering results to NI’s key stakeholders through a strategy that’s built on disruptive technology and informed by customer needs to get accessible technology to market faster.
A deep believer in the importance of diversity in engineering and STEM education, Eric first discovered his passion to Engineer Ambitiously in elementary school—building a wind tunnel to test model airplane designs and learning to code so he could write choose-your-own adventure stories on his first computer. He has since dedicated time to mentoring the future generation of engineers and has served on advisory boards for the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and the Wireless Networking and Communication Group at The University of Texas at Austin. He’s also a founding member of Urban Roots, an Austin-based sustainable agriculture program that transforms the lives of young people.