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 – Chris Gibson, Co-Founder and CEO of Recursion Pharmaceuticals. You may have heard of Recursion Pharmaceuticals in the media for its push to create 100 drug treatments in 10 years, focusing first on cures for rare diseases. The company’s approach is to combine drug repurposing efforts with artificial intelligence. Earlier this year, Chris sat […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: March 7, 2014) – David Perkins is the founder of High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. In 2004, Perkins moved his family to Park City, Utah with an audacious dream to launch a new national brand of premium whiskey. Ten years later his whiskey is sold in over 40 […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: August 11, 2015) — Only 102 Utah high school students took Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science during the 2014/2015 school year. Cody Henrichsen taught 30 of them. The number of Utah youth studying computer science and coding is strikingly low compared to other states, even as demand for professional coders […]
The Bottom Line – Bob Wheaton, President of Deer Valley Resort, has worked at the resort since 1981. The resort has long prioritized customer service and hospitality. Between 2007 and 2011, Deer Valley was ranked #1 as the best ski resort in all of North America by Ski Magazine. Wheaton talks about his experience managing […]
The Bottom Line: Estate Planning & Legal Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs — Scott McCullough, Attorney
The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: June 7, 2016) Scott McCullough is a partner at Callister Nebeker & McCullough. He specializes in business law, asset protection and estate planning, but he also advises entrepreneurs who are building their own companies. Company founders are wise to seek professional advice early in their journey. Important decisions […]