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Rick Smith: The CEO and Brain behind Securus Technology

Securus Technology has its Chief Executive Officer as Rick Smith since July 2008. He is self-driven, focused, and experienced at his work. His leadership has ensured that he provides quality service and product delivery. Smith’s background is excellent, having quality and outstanding skills. Interesting to note, his record is also impressive. Smith has also worked in different fields namely; information technology, telecommunication, operations, finance, business development, among others.Securus Technology Company’s headquarters is in Dallas, Texas. More than a million inmates together with 2,600 corrections, safety agencies for the public, and enforcement of the law in Northern America all enjoy Securus services. The company has ensured that it is committed to providing correctional services to the community. This has been made possible through their service and technology in the management of incidents, responding to emergencies, monitoring, communications, public information, biometric analysis, self-service of the inmates, and investigation.

Smith’s education background is solid with him having studied associates at Rochester Institute of Technology. He also holds an engineering degree from the State University of New York located in Buffalo. He also has an engineering master from the same University. Rick Smith also holds an MBA from the attendance of Simon School to the University of Rochester.He held several posts for eight years ranging from 1972 to 1988 having worked with Global Crossing North America Inc. He held the position of Chief Information Officer and Controller at the company. He also served in other positions such as being the president of the prestigious Frontier Information Technologies, the VP at Midwest Telephone Operations, director of Network Plant Operations, as well as the director and VP in the management of Finance and Business Development.

In 1998 to 2000, Rick Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. He served as the company’s president from 2000 to 2003 before being promoted to its Chief Executive Officer position. During his tenure, the company has realized an increased revenue of 320 million dollars. The company went through IPO successfully through his leadership during 2005’s summer. He served the company until the year 2007.Rich Smith was employed as the Chief executive Officer and president of Securus Technologies in June 2008. In January 2009, he was named the company’s Chairman. The company’s largest competition was the Global Tech Link under Rick Smith’s leadership. Securus’ set of services and products is reasonably large having a call center that is domestic. The center is handled and managed by their staff members which enhance their competence and better performance than any of their competitors. Securus Technologies has had the training of field technicians and has the largest VOIP that is a calling of corrections platform in the world created by the firm as well. Between 2013 and 2016, the company has had its investments in acquisitions, patents, and technologies.