Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 23)
This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.
This episode features a conversation with Derrick Porter, CEO of Beauty Industry Group, and Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
The governor’s Spring 2023 One Utah Summit has a long-standing tradition of presenting awards to honor individuals and companies contributing to Utah’s economic opportunities, local communities, and industries. The One Utah International Business of the Year is Beauty Industry Group. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Beauty Industry Group sells products in 165 countries to over 100,000 stylists and salons worldwide. Its impressive and continued growth has created hundreds of jobs in Utah and thousands worldwide. The company embraces BIG® ideas to increase opportunities and deliver true beauty to the world.
Porter discusses how his nontraditional approach to education prepared him for his current role and describes the company and its product lines. He also shares what it was like when the company started to do business internationally and how his experiences with World Trade Center Utah helped Beauty Industry Group jump-start its international expansion. Porter informs listeners of the lessons learned as an entrepreneur, what receiving the 2023 Utah International Business of the Year means to him, and much more.