Paxton Galvanek

Sr. Recruiter- Video Games for the Chatham Group /

“We Find Great People!” This is the slogan that Paxton and his recruiting firm, The Chatham Group lives by. For several years, Paxton Galvanek has successfully helped build some of the top, award winning video game development teams with Activision, Take-Two Interactive, Firaxis, Gameloft, Respawn Entertainment, Kabam, Gazillion, Pocket Gems, Tripwire Interactive and dozens of others. Paxton manages external recruiting efforts in the video game development industry and has placed positions like: Technical Directors, Art Directors, Level Designers, Software Engineers, 3D Modelers, Marketing Managers, Community Managers, Artists, Game Designers and many others.

Paxton successfully runs and manages

Be the Hero Behind the Hero – Gaming Careers
Welcome to Be the Hero Behind the Hero! The online portal for careers, open positions and networking in the Video Game Development Industry. Those brave few who have …

Paxton brings over 15 years of sales and marketing experience to the Chatham Group. He truly enjoys working with clients/customers and has an extensive background in 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 3 companies, Galvanek & Wahl Advertising Agency a full service marketing and advertising firm, Strafe Gaming Lounge which is an interactive and entertainment video gaming entertainment location and Laugh & Laugh which is an inflatable 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.

Talk Description:

Breaking into the Video Game Industry & Branding Yourself

The video game development industry is filled with some of the most passionate, creative and hard-working individuals. Most people have played a video game during their lifetime and for some that first game play has turned into a life-long goal to make video games and make a living out of that passion. The problem is that the game development industry is very competitive and to “make it” you are going to need to work hard, know the right people and be involved in the best projects, etc.

Paxton has recruited for dozens of game development studios over the years and has help brand people so they effectively get hiring for the role of their choosing. Paxton will discuss how people can brand themselves, 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 2016 and will be returning and adding to his successful presentation.

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