Paxton Galvanek

HR & Talent Acquisition Manager for Funcom

Paxton is the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Manager at Funcom, Inc. in Durham, NC. Paxton handles all HR functions within the company including recruiting/hiring, onboarding and general HR activities. Prior to joining Funcom Paxton recruited for dozens of game development studios over the years including Activision, Take-Two/Firaxis, Respawn, Tripwire Interactive, Gameloft, Pocket Gems, etc. and has helped brand people so they effectively get hiring for the role of their choosing.

Paxton brings over 18 years of HR, recruiting and sales and marketing experience to Funcom, Inc. He truly enjoys working with clients/candidates and has an extensive background in HR, management, sales, marketing and client relations. Paxton has a great strategic and creative vision whenever he takes on a client and/or project. He has aided in the growth and success of several national and international companies/markets/products. Paxton has also owned and managed 4 companies, the Chatham Group an executive recruiting/HR firm, G&W Advertising Agency a full service marketing and advertising firm, Strafe Gaming Lounge, an interactive and entertainment video gaming entertainment destination and Laugh & Laugh, an inflatable/bounce house rental company. He holds degrees in Information Technology and Psychology from Rutgers University and currently lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his 2 children Trevor and Kacin.

Career Lounge –¬†Round table discussions

Breaking into the Video Game Industry & Getting Hired

Paxton will discuss how to get hired, how people can brand themselves, how to navigate different studios, what to expect during the interview process, how to get your foot in the door, how a resume should look, some tools/resources to get interviews, etc. Paxton spoke in 2018, 2017, 2016 and will be returning and adding to his successful presentation. Paxton has built the team at Funcom Inc. over the past 1 1/2 years here in the Raleigh area and will be talking about some of the exciting things that Funcom offers to new employees.