Rick Smith is popularly known as being an innovative entrepreneur who has been in the forefront in revolutionizing the way things are done in prisons and the crime prevention industry. Rick Smith is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies as the name suggests is a technological company that provides technology solutions to correctional facilities and the criminal justice system in the US. Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Rick Smith Joined Securus Technologies in the Year 2008 and has served in various positions before being appointed President and CEO. Smith was the right candidate to be appointed as the head of Securus owing to his vast experience, focus and drive. He has an excellent background and an impressive track record having worked for many years in the financial industry, information technology, telecommunications and business development among others. Smith has unique leadership skills that have set him apart from friends and foes.
Prior to joining Securus Smith served as the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. Smith Joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 1998 as a Chief Financial Officer. He was then in 1999 appointed to the role of Chief operating officer a position he held until 2003. Rick was appointed to the position of President in the year 2000. Before Joining Eschelon Telecom, Smith worked at Frontier Corp as the organizations Vice President of financial management. Smith spent close to twenty years of his career life working for Frontier Corp and while at the institution he served at various capacities such as the Controller, Chief Information Officer and the President of Information Technology. Smith began his career journey in 1972 at Global Crossing North America Inc. where he held a series of position including controller and chief information officer until 1998. Rick Smith has is a well educated man. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned and associate degree. Smith also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. Besides, Smith has an MBA from University of Rochester Simon School.
Under the leadership of Rick Smith Securus Technology has risen to be the top technology company offering innovative technology solutions in the correctional facilities that has helped improved and has facilitated prison activities. Securus has been able to help connect the inmates with the outside world by offering services such as allowing inmate make voice and video calls to their loved ones. This has not only to enhanced security and saved on visiting costs but it has also opened up the prisoners mind by providing them with the picture of the outside world which consequently helps them adjust and look forward to their time of release. Securus has achieved a lot under Smith guidance. The company has been able to make investment worth 600 million dollars within a short period of three years from 2013 to 2016.