Positively West Virginia
Positively West Virginia
Episode 201 - Sean Frisbee - Vertx Partners

Retired Air Force Colonel Sean Frisbee founded Vertx Partners in 2021 to solve problems for the U.S. Air Force, while bettering the economy of West Virginia. A former President & CEO of the WVU Alumni Association, and once the Systems Program Director for the Pentagon’s F-22 Raptor program, Frisbee brings a veritable wealth of insider knowledge and cooperative know-how to Vertx’s mission to transform West Virginia into a powerhouse for national security and defense.




  • 3:35 Tell us about Vertx Partners.
  • 4:30 How did you get started? 
  • 7:50 What brought you back to West Virginia?
  • 9:25 What makes West Virginia the best place for Vertx Partners?
  • 12:20 What’s your 30 second pitch?
  • 12:45 What are you most excited about?
  • 14:25 What is your primary target area?
  • 17:25 Best business moment? 
  • 18:45 What’s your perception of West Virginians?
  • 23:35 PWV Commercial Break
  • 24:17 What’s your longterm vision?
  • 27:20 Why was Virgin Hyperloop interested in West Virginia?
  • 30:05 What challenges are you facing? 
  • 32:42 What’s a guiding principle of your leadership philosophy?
  • 33:45 Piece of advice for a young person?
  • 35:35 What’s one thing you do every day that contributes to your success?
  • 38:30 Anything else?
  • 41:15 Outro 



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