No one gave United Van Lines CEO Rich McClure a hard time for having to bring his wife Sharon in to help him complete his 'Undercover Boss' duties. And even if they did, he wouldn't care -- once you've been married for 32 years, you're way past letting other people's comments affect you. Besides, he's used to... Read More »
The biggest challenge Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, faced on 'Undercover Boss' was concealing his identity. After all, "most politicians build their careers on being recognized," he laughed. He's been seen on television, billboards, in magazine and newspapers countless times. But with dreadlocks, glasses,... Read More »
Mack trucks are about as American as baseball, apple pie and Harley Davidsons ... even if the truck manufacturer was bought out by Volvo of Sweden. Still, every Mack that runs on American roads is built right here in the U.S.A. -- and, right along with the rest of the trucking industry, Mack was hit hard by... Read More »
BELFOR CEO Sheldon Yellen probably has the most caring and supportive employees ever featured on 'Undercover Boss--and it appears he gave them more compensation in the end than has ever been given away before. BELFOR may be comprised of roofers, painters, plumbers, cleaners and carpenters, but it's important... Read More »
It's always a challenge to disguise the Undercover Bosses so they'll look believable going from the boardroom to the backroom and not be recognized by their employees. The costume crew did an especially good job working on Ronald Croatti, president and CEO of UniFirst, one of the nation's largest producers of... Read More »
Regardless of whether or not you buy into the 'Undercover Boss' concept, going behind the scenes Read More »
Retro diner Johnny Rockets may not be the biggest company ever featured on 'Undercover Boss,' but it probably has the best dancers. It also probably has the worst dancers, ever since President and CEO John Fuller took a crack at showing his moves on national television. Read More »
There aren't many adults in the United States who can't recall exactly where they were when the planes flew into the World Trade Center on 9/11. President and CEO of ABM Industries Henrik Slipsager, this week's Undercover Boss, was in San Francisco, desperately trying to contact his family at home in New York.... Read More »
It was a long road that led 'Undercover Boss' Don Fertman from singing as an orange Crayon in a pop band, to serving as the chief development officer of Subway, the 14 billion dollar sandwich empire with 33,000 stores in 93 countries.
That road included a pit stop in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse, which... Read More »
You could say that this week's episode is the first time an 'Undercover Boss' has really been pinned down. You could also say he had a ball doing it, even though the show involved strikes. The bowling puns are endless for Steven Foster, co-founder and CEO of Lucky Strike Lanes -- perhaps the poshest chain of... Read More »
When Todd Ricketts goes undercover at Wrigley Field, he has the daunting task of messing with an American institution. He is the youngest of four siblings who acquired controlling ownership of the Chicago Cubs just one short year ago. While he believes fans are happy that at last their beloved team is family... Read More »
Chiquita is definitely not just about bananas.
Recently the hit CBS show 'Undercover Boss' revealed that the company famous for that tasty fruit has a lot more diversity than most people know. The latest episode featured Chiquita Brands International CEO Fernando Aguirre going undercover to work with some of... Read More »
This season is full of firsts for CBS's 'Undercover Boss.' In October there was the first female CEO, Kimberly Schaefer from Great Wolf Resorts. Now there's Fernando Aguirre, chairman and CEO of Chiquita Brands International, one of the world's largest fruit and vegetable corporations, which is headquartered... Read More »
How do you create an 'Undercover Boss' situation when the vast majority of the people who work with your product are not your actual employees? That was the challenge faced by Steve Phelps, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for NASCAR, the sanctioning body of the No. 1 spectator sport in the... Read More »
The entire airline industry is not exactly at its strongest, but when three airlines are right in the middle of merging, you wouldn't think it would be the best time to give the company the 'Undercover Boss' treatment on national TV. Frontier Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Bryan Bedford decided to try... Read More »
Who among us hasn't, at one time or another, stood in front of the TV, remote in one hand, telephone clenched against your ear, desperately pleading with the customer service rep to just get rid of the snow and make the darn reception work before you miss your favorite show? On 'Undercover Boss' this week,... Read More »
Great Wolf Resorts' CEO is boldly going where no 'Undercover Boss' has ever gone before: into the ladies room. That's right -- this week marks the first time we've seen a female infiltrate a company incognito. "I hope I do a good job representing my gender," says CEO Kimberly Schaefer. But it seems she was... Read More »
Steve Joyce is by no means a mama's boy, but he couldn't help thinking of his mother when the CEO of Choice Hotels International went undercover. "Mom spent her entire life helping other people, both personally and professionally, and she taught me to do the same" he said. "When I worked with some of our... Read More »
There's no official word yet, but the Hollywood Reporter's details of a new CBS workplace-related show from Studio Lambert, the same company that brought you 'Undercover Boss,' appear to be dead on.
The 'Undercover Boss' "companion" series will feature two employees of the same company working against each... Read More »
Of all the people to blow your Undercover Boss secret identity, the last person you'd expect would be your brother, who just happens to be the CEO of the company. But that's what almost happened on the season finale of the popular CBS reality show Undercover Boss, which focused on Chris McCann of... Read More »