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 (Original Air Date: July 15, 2014) – Stuart Utgaard is the former CEO of Sportsman’s Warehouse. Utgaard originally purchased the company in the mid 1990’s and grew the company rapidly from a single Utah store to a national chain with 73 locations in 33 states. At its peak in 2007, his stores […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 10, 2017) –Today’s satellites are smaller, more powerful, and cheaper than ever before. They’re also even accessible to school children. Sunny Washington, is President and co-founder of Ardusat, an educational technology company that partners with the private satellite company Spire Global that assembles, builds, and launches very small cube satellites. […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 3, 2017) – Plastic waste is a massive problem globally. It’s over-filling our landfills and littering our oceans – and it will never decompose. But because plastic comes from oil, why can’t it be returned to oil, and be profitable? This is a solution Priyanka Bakaya has devoted much […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 27, 2016) – Gabe Gundersen believes he has a better meal-ordering platform for hungry restaurant patrons, and restaurant managers who want help processing those orders. His Hello Eats will soon launch with partnering restaurants in Provo, Utah, and he thinks it will become the new go-to app for restaurants […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 20, 2016) – Matt Hansen has always loved to build things. In 2010 after he developed a simple mortgage loan processing program to help his brother in-law’s practice, he soon realized he had a tool that could make home buying easier for many people. Thus, Simple Nexus was born. […]