Rick Smith is the current CEO of Securus Technologies. He took the position in July of 2008 and most people believe he was the right person to assume the leadership of the company. His focus, experience and drive are all critical for his position. He has been responsible for moving the company in the right direction and when it concerns quality services and products he has become the undisputed leader in the corrections field. Rick Smith shows excellence in his track record, unique skillset and impressive background. He has experience in telecommunications, business development, information technology, operations and finance. His leadership skills have been invaluable in his career. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.
Securus Technologies is based out of Dallas, Texas and provides a wide variety of services. They are responsible for over 1,000,000 inmates and handle approximately 2,600 public safety, law enforcement and corrections facilities in North America. With Rick Smith as a leader their commitment to providing services and technology in their field continues to excel. They offer services for investigations, public information, biometric analysis, monitoring, inmate self service, communications, emergency response and incident management.
Rick Smith’s background in education is solid. His Associates degree comes from the Rochester Institute of Technology, his Masters degree in engineering from the State University of New York, his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo and he has an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Rick Smith worked in various positions from 1972 through 1998 for Global Crossing North America Inc. His positions included Controller and the Chief Information Officer. His work for Frontier Information Technologies put him in the positions of President, Financial Management, Network Plant Operations Director, Vice President, Director of Business Development and Vice President of the Midwest Telephone Operations.
Rick Smith worked as the Chief Financial Officer for Eschelon Telecom Inc. from 1998 until 2000. He became the President in 2003 and was promoted to CEO in 2003. He was responsible for a substantial increase in the revenue of the company and helped establish a successful IPO in 2005. He stayed with Eschelon Telecom until 2007.
Rick Smith was hired by Securus Technologies in 2008 as the CEO and President. In 2009 he became the Chairman for the company. During his leadership of the company their largest competitor has been Global Tel Link. Securus Technologies has more available services and products and their own domestic all center. The center has their own staff and their performance ranked 600 percent above their competition. Rick Smith Securus is responsible for the creation of the biggest VOIP Corrections calling platform and trains their own field technicians. With Rick Smith’s leadership they have invested $600 million in acquisitions, technologies and patents between the years of 2013 and 2016.