Death Match: CloudRPO

Welcome to Death Match, Europe 2020, part two of four. This Chad and Cheese Death Match episode features Nick Gray, founder at CloudRPO. Unlike most Death Matches, this one took place online (thanks COVID-19!).

But never fear! The home bars were open which meant the pints were full and the Chad and Cheese snark was flying. Pontoon Solutions provided third judge Craig Rhodes ... and warning: that dude is a pit bull.

Enjoy this exclusive TAtech presentation, powered by Pontoon Solutions.


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Chad: Welcome to Death Match Europe, digital edition. This Chad and Cheese Death Match startup contest episode features Nick Gray, founder at Digital Death Match took place during TAtech Europe Digital on April 28th with a virtual room full of TAtech practitioners. Judges, Chad and Cheese were joined by Craig Rhodes of Pontoon Solutions. Who will become Death Match Grand Champion and walk away with the Death Match Chain of Champions, you might ask? Well, you're going to have to listen. Enjoy, right after this word from our sponsor.

Joel: Hey Chad.

Chad: What's up?

Joel: Dude, all the cool kids are talking about RXO and I just have one simple question.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: What the hell is RXO?

Chad: Typical Cheese. Maybe if you'd stop dogging on millennials for two seconds, you'd learn something.

Joel: All right. Stop busting my chops and break it down.

Chad: Okay. RXO stands for recruitment experience outsourcing.

Joel: So not rotten xenophobic overlord?

Chad: No. And nobody does RXO like our buddies over at Pontoon Solutions.

Joel: Poontang Solutions.

Chad: Okay. Stop being a 13 year old for a second. Pontoon Solutions transforms the overall candidate experience and recruiter experience with cutting edge technology and optimize processes. Pontoon Solutions doesn't just lift and shift operations, they architect better ones. Your brand and people deserve to be priority one. Your talent deserves more than just being a part of the process. They deserve a great experience.

Joel: I like it. But what kind of companies need RXO?

Chad: Well, if you're a hiring company who spends way too much on recruitment agencies and maybe have weak talent pipelines or you just have a nonexistent or bad employer brand and employers need to do more than transform their current recruitment processes, they need consistent and tech driven experiences. Those companies, pretty much just about all companies out there because they suck at it, they need RXO.

Joel: Nice. And with people on the ground in over 32 countries and six delivery centers

Chad: Damn.

Joel: Pontoon Solutions strikes the perfect balance of global and local support. Dude, I'm down with RXO, where can I find out more?

Chad: Hit them up at and transform your talent acquisition strategy now.

Joel: Roger that.

Chad: Poontang.

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Chad: All right. Are we ready? Welcome to Death Match kids.

Joel: Whats up?

Chad: The quarantine version. That's right. Generally, you see us on stage, but this time you get an opportunity to actually see us from our glamorous home.

Joel: So pretty. So pretty. I showered today Chad, how about you?

Chad: You're asking a little bit much.

Joel: I'm sorry. TMI. My bad.

Chad: Yeah. For all those TAtech stalkers out there, welcome to Death Match. Death Match is a competition that pits for innovative, early stage companies against one another. Four enter, and only one leaves anointed as Death Match Grand Champion, with the ability to wear the Death Match Chain of Champions.

Joel: Should I go pull it out?

Chad: You should never pull it out.

Joel: I won't pull it out. It's too intimidating.

Chad: Yeah. Today you'll get the opportunity, Nick, you're going to get the opportunity to be judged by our guest judge, who is Craig Rhodes. Put your hands together kids. Right. Craig is a technology business person, partner at Pontoon Solutions.

Joel: He is a person.

Chad: Tell us a little bit about that. What is that Craig?

Craig: I get to play with tech, really. Clients come to us and we built technology for them, and I get to say who goes in on tech stuff. No pressure there.

Chad: No pressure?

Craig: No, of course.

Chad: Especially being Cloud RPO. We also have judge Cheese, that's Joel Cheesman kids. You all know him. Y'all love him. And then myself, judge Chad.

Joel: Hello.

Chad: Both of us co-host The Chad and Cheese Podcast. Here's how Death Match will work for all you newbies, Nick from, not SBOJ but Cloud RPO

Joel: We'll get to the bottom of that in a second.

Chad: You will have two minutes to pitch Cloud RPO. At the end of two minutes, you're going to hear the horn. Then Craig, Joel, and myself with it, we'll hit you with rapid fire Q and A until your 15 minutes is up. 15 minutes of fame, my friend. Be concise or you're going to be penalized. Start dancing and you'll get the bullshit button. That's exactly right.

Joel: Let's hear the bullshit button. What's it sound like?

Chad: Yeah. Sounds like

SFX: Get it prepared. Warning. Bullshit alert.

Chad: All right. All right.

Joel: You don't want that.

Chad: So any questions Nick?

Nick: No, I'm good.

Chad: Excellent. You ready, Joel?

Joel: I'm ready. Two minutes.

Chad: Let's do this.

Joel: Starting.

Nick: So, thank you for having me. As our tagline, recruiters organized