Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town|
|Occupation||Co-founder and CEO of Nomad Now. Co-founder and MD of Paton Personnel|
|Known for||Founding Paton Personnel and Nomad Now|
Editor: Tamia Adolph
Ross Paton is the CEO and co-founder of the virtual recruitment platform Nomad Now. The company hires professional permanent and flexible staff through an online platform. Paton is also the co-founder and managing director of Paton Personnel. Paton Personnel is a recruitment, training and talent agency through which Nomad Now is funded.
Paton holds an LLB from the University of Cape Town. Paton worked as a legal advisor at Gold Fields SA in 1987. He then moved to corporate financing in Investec. Paton co-founded Paton Personnel in 1996 with Allison Paton, and is now the managing director of the company. In 2013, Paton became the co-owner of Thrive Cafe on Vilakazi street in Soweto with Thembi Mahlangu until 2015 when he sold the cafe. It is now known as Vuyo’s. In 2016, Paton co-founded Nomad Now with Christel Bezou.
Paton Personnel has won the PMR Diamond, Gold and Silver Arrow awards in the Legal, Insurance, Financial, Banking and Accounting sectors.
Nomad Now was rated 7/10 by the Oxford Fairwork Institute.