SmartSound Management Team
SmartSound's patented customizable royalty free music solution is hands-down the best way to add legal music to your films and videos. Get high impact video background music and indie film soundtracks, and save hours of editing without having to compromise an ounce of quality.
Kevin Klingler, President & CEO
Kevin co-founded SmartSound Software in January of 1995. For 15 years he has driven the company’s strategic vision and execution to becoming the preeminent and undisputed music-for-video technology company in the video industry. Before starting SmartSound, he was Director of Operations of Dimensional Impressions, a leading Southern California CAD software company in the packaging and point of purchase display industries. He also worked for over 10 years as a professional film and TV composer, music supervisor and music producer for many top-rated TV shows, a variety of network television commercials and various films. It was this combination of creating soundtracks for Hollywood shows and films and his experience running a successful CAD software company that was the genesis for the SmartSound Software technology. In his free time Kevin has been involved with a variety of charities and still enjoys playing guitar.
Milos Karovic, Vice President, Product Engineering
Milos has served as Senior Software Engineer for SmartSound for the last 5 years developing a thorough understanding of the company’s unique products and their technological context within the media industry. Since 1997 Milos has served as a software engineer or senior software engineer in various industries developing a wide perspective on technology engineering, which prepared him well for his role as VP. Professionally trained as a software engineer, he received his BS in Computer Science from the University of California in 1996.
Tonja Collazo, Customer Service Manager
Tonja has worked primarily in customer service for small companies throughout her professional career, helping to meet customer expectations and achieve a high level of customer support satisfaction. She came to SmartSound in 2000 with over 13 years of customer service experience and has been instrumental in building SmartSound’s reputation for superior customer service. Tonja is an avid charity fundraiser, motorcycle enthusiast and Los Angeles Lakers fan.
Bastien Benkhelil, Manager, Music
Bastien studied music at the prestigious Conservatory of Music in Marseille, France. His musical background combined with his deep knowledge of recording equipment and techniques led him to work as a Sound Designer and Composer on hundreds of movies, TV shows, and commercials. His active involvement in a wide spectrum of multimedia projects allows him to stay on top of the music needs of the entertainment industry, making him a perfect fit to manage our SmartSound music library.
Frank Marsilio, Tech Support & Quality Assurance Manager
Frank joined the SmartSound team in 2008, bringing over 6 years of IT management experience, and has been helping SmartSound customers ever since. His ability to quickly diagnose and remedy technical issues has been praised in numerous support forums and helps maintain the high level of customer service that SmartSound is known for. As a musician and singer/songwriter, his passion for music combined with his technical knowledge place him right at home in the SmartSound family. He can be seen performing with The Frank & Todd Show at several venues around the Los Angeles area.