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 17, 2017) – Case Lawrence tapped into pent-up adrenaline, but didn’t fully realize it. When he built SkyPark, his first extreme recreation park near Fresno, CA. in 2011, “everyone thought I was crazy” he says. But now, “this whole ninja warrior movement is so much bigger than people understand,” he […]
The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 16, 2014) – You are not alone if you think gourmet popcorn is a niche business. Mike and Venessa Dobson first began making “fun seasoned” popcorn for friends, and later sold it at local farmers markets in the summer of 2011. By 2014, the couple had successfully placed their […]
The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: April 19, 2016) Bassam Salem immigrated to the U.S. from Egypt as a young kid. Despite currents of prejudice and discrimination flowing against him, Salem rose to become a successful entrepreneur and software engineer in Utah. He has been a senior executive at several prominent Utah companies, including […]
The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: November 8, 2016) – The dawning age of driver-less cars are much-discussed as of late. But what’s overlooked is also the rise of autonomous tractors, mining vehicles, and robots for cleaning and security. That is the industrial future that Mel Torrie, President and CEO of Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI), […]
The Bottom Line (Original 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 […]