Rick Smith is an excellent business leader who has been serving as Securus Technologies’ CEO since July 2008. He has been a good leader at the company due to his outstanding experience, drive, and focus. Under his able administration, the enterprise has become a renowned technology provider in the correction industry. All its clients acknowledge it for the outstanding products and service that it offers. Rick has a remarkable career record, and he served different corporations before being hired by the Securus. The offices that he has held include finance, information technology, operations, telecommunications, business development and many others.
Smith is currently based at Securus Technologies’ headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company serves more than 2.1 million inmates who are housed in about 3450 penitentiaries in both Canada and the United States. Since Rick joined the firm, it has increased the variety of technology products and services that it offers, and they include monitoring, emergency response, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, incident management, instigation, communication, and public analysis.
The CEO has a solid education background that has enabled him to grow his profession. He is boasts of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, which he was awarded at the State University of New York. Smith then enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with an associate degree in the field. He was offered a job at Global North America Inc. and served the firm until 1998. The company gave him different positions that include the chief information officer, the VP of Midwest Telephone Operation, Frontier information Technologies’ president, and the business controller. Smith was also director of the firm’s network plant operations and also business development.
In 1998, Eschelon Telecom Inc. hired him to act as the chief financial officer. He was later appointed as the COO before being made president in 2000. Rick Smith was the head of the company until 2003, and he led it in making significant accomplishments. During his time in office, the firm’s annual income grew rapidly from $30 million to more than $350 million. Smith also served as the CEO of the corporation as from 2003. In 2005, he assisted it in having a successful IPO. He held the top office at the firm until 2007.
Rick joined Securus in June 2008 and had become its chairman and president within a few months. He has been striving to offer the best services to clients despite the stiff competition that the firm faces from Global Tel Link and other businesses. The company has invested in the establishment of state-of-the-art technologies, and it has patented all of them. It has spent more than $600 million in the past few years to ensure that it is among the leaders in the sector. Securus Technologies has been receiving positive feedbacks from its clients.