Paxton joined Funcom in January 2018 and started as the studio's HR Manager responsible for Human Resources functions and Talent Acquisition. Paxton is now the studio General Manager & Board Member. Prior to Funcom and for 6 years Paxton acted as the HR Consultant/Sr. Game Recruiter and Business Development Director for the Chatham Group. Paxton managed recruiting efforts and HR consulting with dozens of video game development studios including Activision, Take-Two Interactive/Firaxis, Respawn, Tripwire Interactive, Kixeye, Pocket Gems, Gameloft and many others. Paxton also owned and managed an Advertising Agency for 11 years in New Jersey & North Carolina, prior to his advertising work he was a Producer and Creative Director for Bristol-Myers Squibb and was a Producer/Director for Jamestown Associates a Political Marketing firm. Paxton has 2 degrees from Rutgers University in Information Technology and the other in Psychology. He lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his fiancee and 4 sons.