Joe Melody, President

A graduate of Temple University and The Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, Joe moved to California in 1976 and began his career as a film editor, transitioning to sound editorial and design in 1977 at Worldwide Pictures in Burbank, California. He joined Echo Sound Services in 1979, becoming president of the company in 1988 and CEO in 1992. Between 1998 and 2003 Joe initiated Echo Sound London which operated successfully for the next four years.

Starting in 1999, through a series of corporate acquisitions, Joe was Executive Vice President of Pacifica Media Affiliates between 2000 and 2003, and served as Executive Vice President of Technicolor Sound Services from 2003 to 2005 when he left Technicolor to become President of Smart Post Sound, Inc.

He received his MBA from the Graziadio school of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and currently teaches a regular course in Business Strategy at The Art Institute of California at Santa Monica.

Throughout his career he has received 9 personal Emmys, 14 Company Emmys, and numerous nominations, Golden Reels, and other recognition for achievement. He has served at the Television Academy on The Membership Committee, The Awards Committee, and currently sits on The Executive Peer Group Committee for sound editing. He lives with his wife Jessie in Los Angeles, California.