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 – Dr. Susan Madsen is an author, professor, and founding director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and the Utah Women and Education Initiative. On this week’s program, Madsen discusses her research on women in leadership roles in Utah, her efforts to empower a new generation of women leaders, and the […]
The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: October 23, 2018) Chris Knoch, CEO and founder of Big Squid–a company focused on bringing the power of data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to business decision-makers. Knoch explains the technical intricacies of how Big Squid helps companies find the “hidden gold” stored within their collected data. He also describes what […]
The Bottom Line – This week’s program featured a local spotlight interview with Jed Beal, founder and co-owner of Jed’s Barber Shop. A local barber shop franchise that blends vintage and modern decor, Jed’s is celebrating 8 years of operations early next year. Beal spoke with Doug about the history of Jed’s – including an early focus […]
The Bottom Line – Laziz Kitchen co-owner and State Senator-elect Derek Kitchen tells the story of how selling hummus at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market with his partner, Moudi, ultimately led to opening up a Lebanese restaurant in Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood. Kitchen also discusses his time on the Salt Lake City Council, his […]
The Bottom Line – This week’s program featured a local spotlight interview with Jamaica Trinnaman, founder and CEO of Hello! Bulk Markets. An early stage business, Hello! Bulk Markets offers bulk items including dried fruits and nuts, body care products, household cleaners, essential oils, and more. Trinnaman shares how her vision for a low-waste, package-free store in Salt […]