Frontier Portrait: Ned Wheeler
In a sentence (or two), describe your role at Frontier.
Manage the financial actions of the business so that Frontier and our clients can thrive.
What’s your life motto?
There are many ways to live a life.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Coca-Cola. There was a time in my life where I drank 3+ Cokes a day.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would you dine with and why?
Roger Federer—greatest tennis player of all time and the parent of two sets of twins. [Fun fact: Ned is also a tennis player with twins.]
Do you have any pets?
Sasha, an 8 year-old Boxer. She's a wild, loyal, intensely protective, kind dog.
What unique talent do you have that you don’t get to show off at work?
Speed walking. I think I could have been in the Olympics if my pride hadn't gotten in the way.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Coming to America.
Where is your happy place?
When I was younger, it was driving across the Mount Hope Bridge in Rhode Island. Today, it's hanging out with my family on our back deck.
Have you ever lived in another country, or do you speak another language?
I spent 8 months in Australia many years ago. I would truly love to live there.
What’s the best concert you've ever attended?
I have attended many concerts—most more embarrassing than great to be honest—such as Milli-Vanilli as a kid.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Truly living in the moment.
Book smart or street smart?
What is your philosophy toward your work?
Responsibility and accountability are what matters. Do what you say you'll do, and own what you did.
How would you sell hot chocolate in Florida?
With a bag of ice.
Tell us about your education.
BA from Harvard in Psychology with a focus on organizational behavior, followed by an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Do you have a side-hustle?
Owner of Barrel Thief Wine Shop & Cafe on Patterson Avenue in Richmond, VA.
What brought you to Frontier?
I met Ryann back in 2010 and essentially joined over an 18 month period where I went from 1099, to part-time, to full-time.
What is your favorite thing about working for Frontier?
The team of people.
Early or late to meetings?