Paxton Galvanek is the General Manager and Board Member at Funcom, Inc. in Durham, NC. Paxton overseeing all studio operations specifically all HR functions within the company including recruiting/hiring, onboarding and general HR activities. Prior to joining Funcom Paxton worked as a consultant/contractor 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 19 years of experience managing businesses, operations and human resources initiatives, services, and functions to Funcom, Inc.
He truly enjoys working with people and building great things using his background in operations, HR, management, sales, marketing and client relations. As Funcom's General Manager, here in Raleigh/Durham, NC, he's been growing and enhancing the team since January 2018. He has a passion for building great teams/games, keeping things running smoothly, and making sure that employees not only like their job but love being part of their company.
Paxton has aided in the growth and success of several national and international companies/markets/products and has 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 fiancee and 4 boys Trevor, Kacin, Cohen and the newest addition Corbin (6 months old). You can find Paxton on the Xbox or Steam under: KnightPaxton.
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 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and will be returning and adding to his successful presentation. Paxton has built the team at Funcom Inc. over the past 2 1/2 years here in the Raleigh area and will be talking about some of the exciting things that Funcom offers to new employees.