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: 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 […]
The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: March 22, 2016) By the late 1980s American Stores was the largest drug-store retailer in the United States and the third-largest grocery retailer in the country. The company operated Acme Markets on the East Coast and Alpha Beta on the West Coast. Among the business leaders steering the […]
Startup Spotlight (August 2016) — RoviTracker is a rental management software to help companies that use heavy equipment rent and track their inventory. CEO and Founder Alain Eav, says he developed the program after years of dealing with some frustrations managing an equipment rental fleet. Eav shares how his former company Mobilight International in Utah […]
Startup Spotlight (August 2016) — Vutiliti is an application that will provide people with real-time analytics and data about their use of electricity, gas, and water. Sumner Douglas, the company’s COO, says homeowners have long wanted access to real-time utility data in order to conserve and save money. Douglas says they estimate their product could […]