Joe Walker has served as the Treasurer of New Music USA’s Board of Directors since 2011. Before that, he served on the Board of Meet The Composer.
Joe is Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan. He has extensive investment banking and business experience focusing on mergers and acquisitions and strategic advice. He works across a broad range of companies and industries.
Mr. Walker joined J.P. Morgan in 1979 in New York and has held positions in New York, Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. During his career at J.P. Morgan he has been responsible for many of the firm’s major client advisory relationships.
In 2001 Mr. Walker left J.P. Morgan to work as a Senior Advisor to General Motors and in 2007 he formed his own advisory firm, KW Advisors, which assisted both large cap and emerging companies in the automotive, clean technology, financial services and power industries.
In 2012 Mr. Walker returned to J.P. Morgan and is based in New York and Orange County, California. He is a Director of Liquid Environmental Solutions and was previously a Director of The Hertz Corporation. He serves on the advisory boards of Columbia University Medical Center, The Myeloma Institute of Research and Treatment at the University of Arkansas, and the Institute of Innovation at UC Irvine. He is an active member of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel investor networks. He is also on the board of Roulette Intermedium, and the Jazz Bakery. He has a BA in Political Science and an MBA in Finance and Public Administration from Columbia University in New York.