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UNDERCOVER BOSS follows high level corporate executives as they take the extraordinary step of going undercover in their own companies to ensure that they are fighting fit for the future. The bosses slip anonymously into the lowest level jobs within their companies, get their hands dirty with the rank and file, and find out what their employees REALLY think of them and discover how smoothly their companies are REALLY run.

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UNDERCOVER BOSS follows high level corporate executives as they take the extraordinary step of going undercover in their own companies to ensure that they are fighting fit for the future. The bosses slip anonymously into the lowest level jobs within their companies, get their hands dirty with the rank and file, and find out what their employees REALLY think of them and discover how smoothly their companies are REALLY run.

    • EPISODE 1

    True Value

    John Hartmann, President and CEO of True Value, is going undercover as a handyman trying to win a life-changing sum of money. Going undercover is nothing new for this former FBI Agent who spent 10 years putting criminals in prison. Before True Value, John worked for Home Depot and as the CEO for New Zealand’s market-leading home improvement company. Having worked for the “Big Box” companies, John knows that it’s a hard market for mom-and-pop shops like True Value. He is now tasked with elongating the company’s life span and must go undercover to see how he can improve both the customer and the employee’s True Value experience.

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    • 43 Minutes

    John Hartmann, President and CEO of True Value, is going undercover as a handyman trying to win a life-changing sum of money. Going undercover is nothing new for this former FBI Agent who spent 10 years putting criminals in prison. Before True Value, John worked for Home Depot and as the CEO for New Zealand’s market-leading home improvement company. Having worked for the “Big Box” companies, John knows that it’s a hard market for mom-and-pop shops like True Value. He is now tasked with elongating the company’s life span and must go undercover to see how he can improve both the customer and the employee’s True Value experience.

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    • 43 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Mayor of Pittsburgh

    Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, is going undercover in his own city. Coming from a proud family of steel workers, Bill loves Pittsburgh and has seen the city pull itself up over the past 30 years. After his predecessor dropped out of the mayor’s race, Bill won the election with 84% of the vote, the largest majority in the history of Pittsburgh. He has now been the Mayor for 10 months. Since he’s been elected, the city has made many changes. Bill wants to go undercover in order to make sure the changes are effective and to hear directly from the employees.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, is going undercover in his own city. Coming from a proud family of steel workers, Bill loves Pittsburgh and has seen the city pull itself up over the past 30 years. After his predecessor dropped out of the mayor’s race, Bill won the election with 84% of the vote, the largest majority in the history of Pittsburgh. He has now been the Mayor for 10 months. Since he’s been elected, the city has made many changes. Bill wants to go undercover in order to make sure the changes are effective and to hear directly from the employees.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill

    Doug Guller, the CEO and founder of Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill is going undercover in his own company. Bikinis follows a very simple business plan, they focus on four things; booze, food, sports and sex. Doug knows exactly what he’s selling and he even trademarked the term “Breastaurant.” He loves creating buzz and controversy with the brand, which means more press for his company. Doug has given his life to this company for the past 8 years, and is stretched very thin these days so he hasn’t been able to spend much time on the front lines. With so much growth on the horizon, it’s an important time to make sure everything is running smoothly.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Doug Guller, the CEO and founder of Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill is going undercover in his own company. Bikinis follows a very simple business plan, they focus on four things; booze, food, sports and sex. Doug knows exactly what he’s selling and he even trademarked the term “Breastaurant.” He loves creating buzz and controversy with the brand, which means more press for his company. Doug has given his life to this company for the past 8 years, and is stretched very thin these days so he hasn’t been able to spend much time on the front lines. With so much growth on the horizon, it’s an important time to make sure everything is running smoothly.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Maaco

    Maaco, founded in 1972 by Tony Martino, is an automotive giant in car repairs and painting. Today, it is the number one automotive care franchise in the world, raking in over 450 million dollars a year at its 470 shops in 48 states in the United States. For the last 10 months, the President, Jose Costa, has been steering Maaco in the right direction by taking it from a small 1970s business to a first-in-class, 21st century company. He wants to go undercover because the field has gotten more competitive and it’s really important that Maaco keeps up and stays on top.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Maaco, founded in 1972 by Tony Martino, is an automotive giant in car repairs and painting. Today, it is the number one automotive care franchise in the world, raking in over 450 million dollars a year at its 470 shops in 48 states in the United States. For the last 10 months, the President, Jose Costa, has been steering Maaco in the right direction by taking it from a small 1970s business to a first-in-class, 21st century company. He wants to go undercover because the field has gotten more competitive and it’s really important that Maaco keeps up and stays on top.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Phenix Salon Suites

    Husband and wife team, Gina and Jason Rivera founded Phenix Salon Suites in 2007, this unique business has more than 50 locations nation wide, 1700 salon professionals and generates $25 million dollars in revenue. As the first “boutique suite” concept of its kind, the company provides ownership to salon professionals without the huge cost of owning and operating their own salon. Gina grew up with a family of hairdressers and her true passion has always been hair care. After the birth of their first son, Phenix, Gina and Jason decided to take the plunge and open their first salon, they named it Phenix Salon after their son. As the company grows, Gina wants to see first hand what they need to improve on and what is successful in their franchises.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Husband and wife team, Gina and Jason Rivera founded Phenix Salon Suites in 2007, this unique business has more than 50 locations nation wide, 1700 salon professionals and generates $25 million dollars in revenue. As the first “boutique suite” concept of its kind, the company provides ownership to salon professionals without the huge cost of owning and operating their own salon. Gina grew up with a family of hairdressers and her true passion has always been hair care. After the birth of their first son, Phenix, Gina and Jason decided to take the plunge and open their first salon, they named it Phenix Salon after their son. As the company grows, Gina wants to see first hand what they need to improve on and what is successful in their franchises.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Empire CLS

    David Seelinger, Chairman and CEO of Empire CLS is going undercover in his own company as a contestant on a reality competition show in order to win money to start his own business. In his personal life, David has overcome major adversity. Being bullied as a child led to a drug addiction and ultimately a suicide attempt. After going through rehab, he began working as a driver and quickly worked his way up to becoming a partner in Empire CLS.
    This CEO wants to go undercover because he feels out of touch with his company; he feels that, “you’re only as good as your last ride,” and he wants to make sure the company is on the right track for the future.

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    • 42 Minutes

    David Seelinger, Chairman and CEO of Empire CLS is going undercover in his own company as a contestant on a reality competition show in order to win money to start his own business. In his personal life, David has overcome major adversity. Being bullied as a child led to a drug addiction and ultimately a suicide attempt. After going through rehab, he began working as a driver and quickly worked his way up to becoming a partner in Empire CLS.
    This CEO wants to go undercover because he feels out of touch with his company; he feels that, “you’re only as good as your last ride,” and he wants to make sure the company is on the right track for the future.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Rocket Fizz

    Rob Powells, co-founder and president of Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops is going undercover in his own company. In less than 5 years, Rocket Fizz has quickly become the largest soda pop and candy shop franchise in America. Each store typically carries over 500 glass-bottled sodas, thousands of types of candy, and hundreds of gag and gift items. With rapid growth comes the responsibility to make sure the company stays on track as it gets bigger and Rob is ready to take on the challenges his company faces.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Rob Powells, co-founder and president of Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops is going undercover in his own company. In less than 5 years, Rocket Fizz has quickly become the largest soda pop and candy shop franchise in America. Each store typically carries over 500 glass-bottled sodas, thousands of types of candy, and hundreds of gag and gift items. With rapid growth comes the responsibility to make sure the company stays on track as it gets bigger and Rob is ready to take on the challenges his company faces.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    Forman Mills

    Rick Forman, Founder and CEO of Forman Mills is going undercover in his own company as a contestant on a reality competition show in order to win money to start his own business. Rick is an eccentric CEO who wants to make sure his customers are getting the lowest prices on the market, even if that means the stores are disheveled and unappealing. Rick wants to go undercover because Forman Mills is at a crucial point; he’s doubling the amount of stores in the next year. He wants to make sure that the stores are doing well so that the revenue doubles as too.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Rick Forman, Founder and CEO of Forman Mills is going undercover in his own company as a contestant on a reality competition show in order to win money to start his own business. Rick is an eccentric CEO who wants to make sure his customers are getting the lowest prices on the market, even if that means the stores are disheveled and unappealing. Rick wants to go undercover because Forman Mills is at a crucial point; he’s doubling the amount of stores in the next year. He wants to make sure that the stores are doing well so that the revenue doubles as too.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Stella & Dot

    Stella & Dot Founder and CEO Jessica Herrin saw a way to dress up direct sales and hasn’t looked back. Starting this company in her living room, while pregnant, she took a big leap of faith and has been charging her way through the jewelry and accessories field ever since. With an annual revenue of $220 million and over 30,000 independent stylists and employees in 6 different countries, Stella and Dot is an accessories giant with plans to start a skincare line in 2015. Jessica has an extremely full plate, but makes it a point to balance work and motherhood. With the growth of this company she hopes that her true passion and mission is still being carried out across the company.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Stella & Dot Founder and CEO Jessica Herrin saw a way to dress up direct sales and hasn’t looked back. Starting this company in her living room, while pregnant, she took a big leap of faith and has been charging her way through the jewelry and accessories field ever since. With an annual revenue of $220 million and over 30,000 independent stylists and employees in 6 different countries, Stella and Dot is an accessories giant with plans to start a skincare line in 2015. Jessica has an extremely full plate, but makes it a point to balance work and motherhood. With the growth of this company she hopes that her true passion and mission is still being carried out across the company.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Armando Montelongo

    Armando Montelongo, Founder and CEO of Armando Montelongo Companies, is going undercover as a middle-aged man from California. Being an egocentric millionaire has distanced Armando from the heart of his company. His company has come under fire from bad revise and holds an F rating from the Better Business Bureau, which Armando claims is “unfair”. In 2012 Armando Montelongo Companies was established; in that time it went from 0 to 75 million dollars in revenue. In order to go international and take the company up to the 100 million dollar mark, Armando must go undercover and do the jobs that he has overlooked since his name and company have grown massively.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Armando Montelongo, Founder and CEO of Armando Montelongo Companies, is going undercover as a middle-aged man from California. Being an egocentric millionaire has distanced Armando from the heart of his company. His company has come under fire from bad revise and holds an F rating from the Better Business Bureau, which Armando claims is “unfair”. In 2012 Armando Montelongo Companies was established; in that time it went from 0 to 75 million dollars in revenue. In order to go international and take the company up to the 100 million dollar mark, Armando must go undercover and do the jobs that he has overlooked since his name and company have grown massively.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    GIGI's Cupcakes

    Gina Butler, CEO of Gigi’s Cupcakes is going undercover in her own company as a contestant on a reality competition show in order to win money to start her own business. As the co-founder and CEO, Gina has a heavy hand in the creation and execution of each cupcake in her system. She wants to go undercover to make sure that each franchise is consistent in meeting her perfectionist standards.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Gina Butler, CEO of Gigi’s Cupcakes is going undercover in her own company as a contestant on a reality competition show in order to win money to start her own business. As the co-founder and CEO, Gina has a heavy hand in the creation and execution of each cupcake in her system. She wants to go undercover to make sure that each franchise is consistent in meeting her perfectionist standards.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Peavey Electronics

    Courtland Gray, the COO of Peavey Electronics is poised to take over the company when his stepfather, Hartley Peavey, the legendary founder and CEO, is ready to turn over the reigns. Courtland is a self-described “standoffish” boss who feels it’s important to keep his employees at arms length. As Courtland prepares to take over full responsibility of the company, it’s important for him to get an idea of what’s really happening inside the business. He hopes to learn more about how the frontline employees feel about the Peavey so he’s fully ready to take over the reigns of the company one day.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Courtland Gray, the COO of Peavey Electronics is poised to take over the company when his stepfather, Hartley Peavey, the legendary founder and CEO, is ready to turn over the reigns. Courtland is a self-described “standoffish” boss who feels it’s important to keep his employees at arms length. As Courtland prepares to take over full responsibility of the company, it’s important for him to get an idea of what’s really happening inside the business. He hopes to learn more about how the frontline employees feel about the Peavey so he’s fully ready to take over the reigns of the company one day.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Vivint

    Todd Pedersen, the CEO and founder of Vivint, a leading solar and home security company is going undercover in his own company. Todd founded the company in 1992 while he was still in college, and when the company made $80,000 in its first year Todd dropped out of school. Todd is proud that he heads a company that provides a fun, relaxed work environment, making it more enjoyable to come to work. Now that the company is offering smart home technology, Vivint is in competition with larger companies; Comcast, AT&T, Google, Apple. It’s important to go undercover now because Vivint is taking on these technology giants and the company must be prepared.

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    • 42 Minutes

    Todd Pedersen, the CEO and founder of Vivint, a leading solar and home security company is going undercover in his own company. Todd founded the company in 1992 while he was still in college, and when the company made $80,000 in its first year Todd dropped out of school. Todd is proud that he heads a company that provides a fun, relaxed work environment, making it more enjoyable to come to work. Now that the company is offering smart home technology, Vivint is in competition with larger companies; Comcast, AT&T, Google, Apple. It’s important to go undercover now because Vivint is taking on these technology giants and the company must be prepared.

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    • 42 Minutes
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