The Bottom Line focuses on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah. The personal journey of its founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and the occasional lucky breaks that all weave together to become part of the company’s fabric – its culture and its voice – that ultimately leads to the team’s success. Our goal is to bring the audience along on an intelligent, thought provoking conversation that is more about the journey than the destination.
Host Doug Wells is a financial advisor and past entrepreneur who enjoys discussing both the joys and challenges of building a successful company. Doug is currently a Vice President and Member of Investment Committee with Albion Financial Group. Doug earned an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University. He also co-hosts a program with KPCW, in Park City, called Mountain Money.
The program is produced and edited by Ross Chambless.
The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 18, 2016) –When two idealistic entrepreneurs – John F. Nichols and Johnathan C. Coon – launched 1-800 Contacts in the mid-1990s, they realized they had a serious ‘Supply and Demand’ problem. On the supply side, contact lens manufacturers didn’t want to sell to them. On the demand side, consumers […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 11, 2016) – Mike Weinholtz believes he has better ideas and better policy solutions to help Utah’s economy thrive than Governor Gary Herbert. Weinholtz is the Democratic candidate for governor. He was formerly CEO of CHG Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the U.S. In this […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 4, 2016) – Before Jeremy Andrus discovered Traeger Wood Pellet Grills through a search fund, he had successfully helped to lift Skullcandy as its CEO from $1 million dollars in annual sales to over $300 million dollars before eventually taking the company public. But Traeger proved to be a […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: September 27, 2016) –Few events have suddenly turned so wildly popular – and profitable – as Salt Lake Comic Con. The state of Utah estimates the economic benefit from Salt Lake Comic Con’s inaugural event in 2013 at over $30 million dollars. The events continue to attract hundreds of thousands […]
The Bottom Line (Original air Date: August 5, 2014) – This is the first half of a two-part interview with Paul Zane Pilzer, one of Utah’s most successful serial entrepreneurs. Pilzer describes his climb from working as Citibank’s youngest officer at 22, to selling time share homes in the Hamptons in Long Island, NY, to […]