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 – Jeff Burningham, co-founder and managing director of Peak Capital Partners & Peak Ventures, discusses the value of investing in local start-up companies and the challenges of building a successful investment management company coming out of the 2008 financial crisis. In 2007, Burningham co-founded Peak Capital Partners, a private equity firm that owns more […]
There’s an oft-cited statistic that can put fear into the hearts of entrepreneurs–that 90% of startups end in failure. However, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that 80% of businesses make it to their second year of operation, and analysts point to different expectations of success as muddying the definition of failure. […]
The Bottom Line – Steve Daly, President and CEO of Ivanti, one of the largest tech companies in Utah. Ivanti employs roughly 2,000 people worldwide and brings in about $500 million in revenue between their various business segments. Daly recently sat down with host Doug Wells to discuss the early days of IT, cybersecurity and the formation […]
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 […]