Vice President for Finance and Strategy
Jeff Roth is the Library’s Vice President for Finance and Strategy. In this capacity, he oversees strategic planning, budgeting, and controller functions. The Library's Strategy Group launched in 2008 and is responsible for leading overall strategic planning efforts, advising senior management on time-sensitive business decisions, and managing large-scale programs and initiatives, including the Library’s website. He reports to the COO/CFO and staffs the Library’s Finance and Audit Committees.
Roth started with NYPL in 2000 as Budget Director, and in 2003 was promoted to Vice President and then to Vice President for Strategic Planning. Major projects include launching NYPL’s groundbreaking partnership with the New York City Department of Education, which brings books and other library materials directly into the city’s public schools, giving students and teachers the tools they need to succeed.
Prior to joining the Library he worked in financial management positions at Stevens Institute of Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University, and, most recently, New York Institute of Technology. His first position in finance was with the New Jersey Devils hockey organization. Roth holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Rutgers University.