February 15, 2020
Washington, DC - Pallas Advisors, a strategic advisory firm at the nexus of emerging technology and national security, welcomes Dr. Will Roper in a part-time capacity as a Senior Counselor. Dr. Roper was previously the Assistant Secretary of Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics in the Air Force, where he established the innovative AFWERX and SpaceWERX programs and pushed the frontier on the adoption of commercial technologies in the USAF.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Roper has been a pioneer in facilitating the development and deployment of disruptive technology. He drove the first U.S. hypersonic weapon to production, demonstrated the first use of AI commanding a U.S. military system, and built a national space launch program for both the U.S. government and commercial payloads. Dr. Roper will leverage this expertise in his new capacity as a part-time consultant with Pallas Advisors, bringing his disruptive technology acuity to the private sector.
“Dr. Roper is widely viewed as one of the Department’s most innovative leaders in recent years and we are excited to welcome him to Pallas Advisors,” said Tony DeMartino, a Founding Partner of the firm. “He is well-versed in the challenges our clients face, and will add immense value to our mission.”
"Fully unlocking private sector innovation for the military was my passion while serving in government,” Dr. Roper said. “I am excited to work with the Pallas team to continue this important pursuit."
View Dr. Will Roper’s bio here.