Paxton Galvanek is the CEO & Co-Founder of the newly formed Amplifier/Embracer Group company called Studio Hermitage. Studio Hermitage is an NC-based transmedia company working on original IP for production across a number of formats. Prior to Hermitage, Paxton held the General Manager title for 5 years at Funcom (Conan Exiles, Conan Chop Chop, Dune: Awakening & More). Paxton oversaw all Operations, Administration, and Human Resources specifically its recruiting/talent acquisition, talent management, and general HR activities. Over the years, Paxton worked with various video game development studios including Activision, Take-Two/Firaxis, Respawn, Tripwire Interactive, Gameloft, and Pocket Gems. Prior to joining the game development industry, Paxton was a partner at a Marketing & Advertising Agency in New York/New Jersey for 10+ years. He holds degrees in Information Technology and Psychology from Rutgers University and has 20+ years of Business/HR/Operations XP.