Rick Smith is the chief executive officer at Securus Technology. His wealth of experience, drive and focus enabled him to become the new CEO at Securus in 2008. It is crucial to realize that Rick Smith assumed his new post undisputed as many employees regarded him the right choice for the office. Smith has an impressive track record and an excellent background in corrections industry mainly with regards to the quality of products and services. For the record, Smith has previously worked in information technology, telecommunications, finance, and operations among others. Further, Smith has consistently stood out in his line of work because of his exemplary leadership skills.The headquarter of Securus Tchnology is in Dallas, Texas. The company, under the leadership of Smith, offers various services to over 2,600 correction facilities, North American public safety agencies, law enforcement centers, and more than 1 million inmates.
Securus is overly committed to the provision and implementation of technology in the corrections sector. Technology offered by Securus is beneficial in emergency response, communications, biometric analysis, inmate self-service and incident management.Rick Smith has an associate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from State University, and a master’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York. Besides, Smith earned an MBA from the University of Rochester. In his career, Smith has served several positions since 1972. Until 1998, Rick Smith served under several positions with Global North America Inc. mainly as chief information officer and controller.Rick Smith also served as a Frontier Information president, Network Plant operations, Midwest telephone operations and finally the vice president of a firm’s finance management. Rick later moved to Eschelon Inc. where he served as a company’s chief financial officer from 1998 to 2000.
Rick later served as the company’s president until 2003. Rich left a reputable record by greatly boosting the company’s revenue $350 million from only $30 million. In 2005, the company succeeded in the IPO under Smith’s leadership. Smith competently retained his place until 2008 when he got promoted to become the new chief executive officer at Securus.Rich Smith saw Securus grow into higher heights in technological applications. In January 2009, Smith became the chair at Securus. The company faced stiff competition from Global Tel Link; however, Securus maintained its large set of products and services. Securus survived the competition because of its domestic call center that is manned by its employees. The call center at Securus is six times better than that of Global Tel Link and other close competitors.Finally, Securus Technologies has successfully trained several field technicians and so emerged as the world’s largest correction calling platform with an investment of over $600 million under Smith’s leadership. Visit his LinkedIn account : https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-smith-11a77814/