Jeff Platt, the 29-year-old Sky Zone CEO, traveled to Plymouth, MN to film Undercover Boss. The episode, which includes visits to the Sky Zone parks in Westborough, MA, Pompano Beach, FL, and Oaks, PA will air Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. on CBS.
Platt and his father opened the world's first indoor all-walled trampoline park in Las Vegas, NV in 2004. Today, Sky Zone employs more than 2000 employees at 55 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including one in Oakdale, MN. Sky Zone has 3-D play, meaning the trampolines are all around you, not just flat on the surface. Sky Zone offers: Open Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, Sky Slam with a basketball, SkyRobics, Freestyle flying into a Foam Zone, and parties.
Platt decided to do Undercover Boss to learn from his team members who actively promote the wow experience and the brand's goal of delivering that extra something one jump at a time. Undercover Boss disguised Platt by giving him a thick mustache and long shaggy hair. He also tried to act subdued so nobody would recognize him. Platt decided to come to the Plymouth location because he knew the team members there are friendly, enthusiastic, and amazing. Coming from the Sky Zone headquarters in Los Angeles, CA, he also liked the change in seasons.
During the episode, Platt will do court monitoring, cleaning, and trampoline installation. Although he had done these things before, he'd forgotten how challenging and how exhausting it is to do some of these tasks. He described the team members as being energetic, patient, dedicated, and passionate. Platt said the best part about being the Sky Zone CEO is working with people who really live and breathe the brand's active, fun lifestyle. The hardest part is not getting to know all of the team members.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys hanging out with his friends. He loves good food and is a Los Angeles Kings fan.
For more information on Sky Zone, visit www.skyzone.com. Or, visit the Undercover Boss website at CBS.com.
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