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 Bottom Line (Original 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 […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: May 9, 2017) – Nowadays business students are taught not only the value of profiting, but also giving back. Rick Haskell, Assistant Professor of Finance, at Westminster College talks about his Business 101 class, that emphasizes “purpose-driven enterprise” and social entrepreneurism. Business students Fancesca Scopello and Noelle Johnson join […]
The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: March 1, 2016) Few families have done more to make Utah a better place to live, work and play than the Eccles family. The Eccles’ various foundations have touched the lives of thousands of families in Utah and nationwide. As The Bottom Line show celebrates its third year on […]
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 (Original air Date: July 8, 2014) – Utah-based Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online family history resource. Since we first aired our interview with Ancestry.com’s CEO Tim Sullivan, the company has acquired significant investments from Silver Lake and GIC, making for a total valuation of $2.6 billion. The company also opened new […]