“Dedrick is a strategic powerhouse and a widely-known leader in accelerating market adoption of zero-emission technology,” said Matt Hart, CEO at Momentum. “His unique industry perspective and vision across the fast-moving landscape of zero-emission vehicles significantly expands our capabilities to better serve our clients who are seeking to finance and deploy new energy and transportation technologies.”
“Momentum was an instrumental strategic partner in three of the most significant and impactful initiatives of my professional career,” said Roper. “I’m thrilled to make the transition from a client of the company to a team member and look forward to continuing on their legacy of delivering outsized impacts to our clients and partners.”
Roper hails from an expansive background in the zero-emission sector, serving as Director of Public-Private Partnerships for ChargePoint, the largest electric vehicle charging network in the world. At ChargePoint, Dedrick managed an effort that secured $150 million in non-dilutive funding for deployment, demonstration, R&D and manufacturing and spearheaded the 50-state go-to-market strategy for the $2.9 billion VW Environmental Mitigation Settlement. He served as Head of Shared Mobility for GenZe, where he directed government, corporate, university and shared mobility fleet initiatives, and most recently as Partner at e-Mobility Advisors offering strategic counsel on electric mobility transitions.
Based in vibrant downtown Sacramento but with global influence, Momentum is steadfast in its commitment to a cleaner, greener future. From program and fund development to technology deployment, Momentum’s expanding team of experts guides forward-thinking organizations through the energy transition. Their vision champions a world where these critical resources are abundant, affordable, and available for all. Roper’s addition to the Momentum family solidifies their ambitions in the zero-emission transition space.
Momentum is a global consultancy that designs and develops innovation campaigns for forward-thinking organizations working to deploy transformative energy, transportation, and manufacturing technologies. The company’s Design|Develop|Deploy platform generates dramatic results: together with 1500+ clients and institutional partners, Momentum has helped deploy $10B+ in globally significant innovations—while leveraging $2B in public non-dilutive capital—in partnership with dozens of the world’s most innovative companies: Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Volvo, General Motors, Port of Long Beach, Sempra Energy, Schneider Electric, TravelCenters of America, SMUD, New Energy Nexus, CALSTART, and Wells Fargo’s IN2 Accelerator. Momentum’s demonstration partners include a robust ecosystem of leading national laboratories and universities, public- and investor-owned utilities, and air-, land- and sea-ports throughout North America. Founded in 2005, Momentum has grown to be among the most sought-after clean technology and commercialization partners in North America. Momentum received the National Growth Accelerator Award from the US Small Business Administration and was acknowledged in 2021 by Sacramento Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Sacramento.
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