Firing Squad: Pearl's Tim Connors

The business of bringing old resumes in your ATS back to life was pretty hot a few years ago. The trend, however, has faded a bit in light of all the other shiny things out there, but Pearl is hoping to bring sexy back. Do they have what it takes, or will they be another victim of the Firing Squad. Gotta listen to find out, as the boys put founder and CEO Tim Connors to the test.

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Chad (0s):

Damn programmatic is hot!

Joel (2s):

Yeah, it is hot Dude, pass me a cold PBR. Would ya?

Chad (7s):

Okay. Number one, I wasn't talking about the temperature and number two PBR is a shitty beer time to upgrade to an IPA.

Joel (16s):

Okay. My bad. Guessing you were talking about Programmatic Job advertising being hot. Yeah. That shit is everywhere and all the kids are doing.

Chad (25s):

I know man, but there's only one company that's been doing it since 2007.

Joel (30s):

Damn 2007. Hey man, what wife were you on? In 2007? I was on number one.

Chad (37s):

Focus, dude. I'm talking about pandoIQ from our friends at PandoLogic. PandoIQs, Programmatic recruitment advertising platform helps employers source talent faster and more efficiently than ever thanks to predictive algorithms, machine learning and AI.

Joel (58s):

Buzzword, overdose alert. Yeah. Pando was on the cutting edge of Programmatic, while being deeply rooted in the recruitment industry. pandoIQ provides an end to end Programmatic job advertising platform that delivers a significant increase in job ad performance without any waste spending to maximize the ROI on your recruitment spend. And their AI enabled algorithms use over 48 job attributes and more than 200 billion historical job performance data points to predict the optimal job advertising campaign. The machine does all that shit. That shit sounds expensive!

Chad (1m 38s):

Think again Cheesman. PandoIQ provides an end to end job advertising solution that delivers a significant increase in job ad performance without any wasteful spending.

Joel (1m 50s):

Sold! How do I get started?

Chad (1m 54s):

Go to to request a demo and tell him Chad and Cheese sent you.

Joel (1m 56s):

Ohh... They have a chat bot too, that we can talk to.

Chad (2m 0s):

Oh, kill me now.

Firing Squad INTRO (2m 3s):

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Joel (2m 24s):

Oh, shit, this election has gotten me all agitated. This is a bad time to be on Firing Squad. But anyway, here we are everybody. This is Joel Cheesman of the Chad and Cheese podcast joined as always by Chad Sowash. And this is firing squad, Chad, what's up?

Chad (2m 40s):

It's another day in. I'd like to say paradise. If I wasn't in the fucking COVID craziness that we're in right now. Not. Yeah. Yeah. And just so that everybody knows wear a fucking mask. Okay?

Joel (2m 54s):

Good advice. Good advice. And with that said Tim Connors, founder, Pearl, Tim, how are you? Welcome.

Tim Connors (3m 3s):

Hey, Hey, what's up guys? Hey!

Chad (3m 6s):

Let's get this out real quick. Pearl, try parole. Try I mean, what's the, what's the brand here,

Joel (3m 16s):

Quick Q and A, Q&A. No pitch for you. We're just going right.

Chad (3m 22s):

Trying to find information on you for Pearl was a bitch, just so that, you know, because that's, that's probably the most used word on the fucking internet for God's sake. So, so what is it? Give me the brand real quick and give me a quick Twitter intro of yourself.

Tim Connors (3m 41s):

Yeah, sure. So we'll probably decide to invest in a different URL at some point, but it's very difficult to get something simple in 2020. So I there's tons. There's actually tons of like websites. You probably don't even realize, start with, go or try or what or high or something. And you just start to realize anyway.

Joel (4m 3s):

Those are usually dot cons at least was, was taken?

Tim Connors (4m 12s):

Yes, yes. Yeah, we'll get there. We'll get there. My last business, I eventually invested $750 to get But for the first year it was something really crappy. And that was totally fine. You got to work your up. Which is I guess, a good segue into my Twitter intro. I, this is my third business. I've been doing it since I was in college and have been focused on the recruiting world for the past eight months to a year. Just wanted to see things shaken up. There's there's a lot going on in the recruiting world from a business perspective, but there's also so many issues and it's such an infinitely complex space. So there's a lot to do still.

Tim Connors (4m 54s):

And we're excited to ...

Joel (4m 55s):

So Grad Street real quick, you mentioned that. What was that?

Tim Connors (4m 57s):

That was, that was one of my first businesses as an e-commerce play. I was selling graduation caps and gowns at first to my fellow students at UCLA because it was just like so overpriced at the bookstore. And then the next year it was, you know, 10 schools and the next year it was 20 schools and it was kind of my main bread and butter, for the first few years out of school. I just got tired of it to be honest, but it made like a hundred thousand dollars in sales.

Joel (5m 31s):

There you go. All right, well, this is your wake-up call. You're now in employment. So Chad, tell him what he's won.

Chad (5m 38s):

Well, Tim today you will have two minutes to pitch Pearl, Try Pearl, Pearl, whatever you want to call it. At the end of two minutes, you will hear the bell then Joel and I will hit you with rapid fire Q and A. If your answers start rambling or you get boring, Joel's gonna hit you with crickets and that's your signal to move along. At the end of Q and A, you will receive one of three grades. Number one, a big applause. That's right. It's time to start snapping necks and cashing checks, big guy. Golf clap it was pretty weak,you're probably going to have to strengthen some shit up, but not too bad.

Chad (6m 20s):

We're going to give you and last but not least, Oh damn the firing squad. This is not what you want, kiddo. I just want to let you know, my friends back to Grad Street.

Tim Connors (6m 35s):

No, please. Anything but that!

Chad (6m 38s):

All right. That was that. Those are the rules. That's Firing Squad. Any questions?

Tim Connors (6m 43s):

Let's do it.

Joel (6m 45s):

Are you ready?

Tim Connors (6m 46s):