Rick Smith is the chairman and CEO of Securus Technologies. Smith has been in the telecommunication industry for a considerable time. Smith assumed his current position in 2008, and many people believed that he was the best candidate for the position. His reputation and experience have helped steer Securus Technologies into incredible heights positioning it as the leader in inmate communication industry in North America.
Rick’s Career Background
Before joining Securus Technologies, Rick had worked in several sectors including telecommunications, information technology, finance, and business development. His career began in 1972 when he worked as controller and chief information officer with Global Crossing North America. Additionally, Smith has served some other positions in the same firm including network plant operations director, frontier information technologies president, vice president of Midwest telephone operations vice president, and vice president of financial management.Smith later worked as the chief financial officer at Eschelon Telecom from 1998 to 2000. He was later elevated to become the firm’s president and later the chief operating officer. Under his leadership, Smith grew the company from a $3 million firm to a $350 million worth business. In 2005, Smith led the company to a successful IPO.Under his leadership, Securus Technologies has grown to become consumer’s preferred choice. Recently, Securus Technologies received thousands of emails and letters from various customers commenting them for their excellent service delivery. The visionary leader is planning to expand Securus Technologies to reach all prisons in America as well as making them more accessible to families and friends of the incarcerated.
Rick introduced video calling system, which helps the incarcerated see his friends and family while calling them. This technology uses prison cameras to power this unique technology. Rick Smith believes that everybody has the right to see their loved ones and enjoy a wonderful visitation experience.
Rick Smith’s Educational Background
Smith has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of new York at Buffalo. He also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York. With such a solid educational background, Smith has been an instrumental asset in all the firms he has worked for.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a sought after provider of inmate communication technologies. The firm is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Under the leadership of Rick Smith, the firm has grown to offer services to over 1,200,000 million inmates in more than 3,400 law enforcement and correctional institutions across North America. Securus Technologies aims at bettering incarceration experiences through enhancing communication between family and the incarcerated friend. This is made possible by the commitment and hard work of their team of engineers, technologists, innovators, and designers who strive to develop cutting-edge technologies, which ensure customer satisfaction.