Rick Smith holds the CEO position of Securus Technology. Rick progressed to the CEO post in July 2008, when the management found him as the best person to hold the position. Mr. Smith has the experience, excellent education, the dedication, the skills and the focus needed to run a company. Since then the company has been rising, and with their high-quality services and products, they remain the leading organization to serve correctional facilities. Rick has also worked in other sectors such as telecommunications, information technology, financial industry, business progression, operations and much more.Rick Smith’s education is also an added advantage to equip him for great leadership. Rick attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and earned an associate’s degree. He later joined the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Mr. Smith also did his master’s in engineering at the State University of New York. To add on that, Rick received an MBA from the Simon School of the University of Rochester.
From school, Rick started pursuing his career by working for several companies before joining Securus Technology. In 1972, he acceded to the Global Crossing North America Inc. Rick held several posts in the enterprise such as chief information officer and controller. Rick was also involved with the Frontier Information Technologies and served as the president of the company. Later, he became the vice president of Midwest Telephone Operations and the Operations Director position of Network Plant.In 1998, Rick went to work for Eschelon Telecom Inc. Just like in the previous company Rick used to work for, he still held several high positions in Eschelon. Mr. Smith progressed from the chief financial officer, then the president and finally the CEO position of the firm. Under his leadership Eschelon’s profits grew from $30 million to $350 million.Rick worked for Eschelon till 2007 and joined Securus in June 2008.
Rick has had the privilege of holding top rank positions in the companies he has worked for before joining Securus. The experience acquired improved Rick’s leadership skills with time. Mr. Smith has steered Securus to success, and between 2013 and 2016, the company has managed to acquire other technology-based companies. The enterprise has also managed to invest a lot of money in technologies and patents.Securus Technology is based in Texas having its headquarters located in Dallas. Securus is dedicated to the provision of technology to correction facilities and prison systems. The techniques and services offered by Securus are meant for secure communications, public information, surveillance, managing incidences, investigation, inmate self-service, biometric analysis and appropriate response to emergencies. The firm is well-established serving public safety agencies, 2600 correctional facilities, law enforcement bodies and over 1000000 inmates in North America. Securus Technology has a wider range of products and services from other companies acquired such as JPay.