Meet Rick Smith, The Man Behind Securus Technologies

The Rick Smith is an entrepreneur and the brainiac behind the Tech-Firm, Securus Technologies Inc. Securus is a leading company that provides an unmatched technological solution for the entire criminal justice system with the aim of improving public security and better the life in prison for the incarcerated. The company’s strife is to equip law enforcement and public safety organizations with an easy-to-use and accessible technology.The Texas-based tech-company was hatched from the merge between two technological heavyweights in the correctional industry; T-Netix and Evercom. Under the leadership of Rick Smith, the firm managed to acquire Syscon Justice Systems, A global leader in Offender Management Systems.

Professional Life and Leadership Skills

Rick’s tenure as the CEO is an embellishment of significant milestones. The firm has grown exponentially under him. He has an authoritative and imposing demeanor that has enabled him to propel Securus to other technologically-faceted sectors of the corrections markets. They are; emergency response services, biometric screening, investigation and incident management.Rick Smith’s career portfolio has been nothing short of impressive. His managerial skills have let him scour higher business heights. Before founding Securus Technologies, he served in full capacity on the board in Frontier Corporation. Some departments which he was able to manage successfully are; finance, IT, operations and enterprise development.In 1998, Rick joined Escheon Telecom Inc., where he also held various managerial positions. He served the company for nine years, and during that while, he was the chief financial director and the company’s president in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Eventually, his leadership skills elicited positive reviews from the company’s board, which deemed it fit to appoint him the CEO. Following that appointment, he revamped operations in the company, and his business strategies seemed to jar up growth prospects. Expectedly, the revenue margins of Escheon Telecom Inc. rose from $ 30 million dollars to an astonishing $ 350 million dollars. That made the firm to receive positive acclamations for its success in its IPO.

Rick Smith welcomes John Bell to Securus Technologies

On January 7, 2017, Rick Smith happily announced that the firm has managed to add another team member to its Sales Department. John Bell, an executive sales officer, is expected to input his top-notch tech skills in the development of a digital based sales system to enable the company to avail their over 800 products to their clients. Further, according to the Securus Technologies CEO, John Bell is expected to input a professional experience that will nurture a better working culture for exceptional outcomes.

Academic Life

Rick Smith attended Rochester University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. After graduating, the University of Rochester alumni joined State University of New York Buffalo, where he studied Engineering and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. He went ahead for a master’s program to extend his education at the University of New York.He commenced his career when he joined Global Crossing North America in 1972. At the firm, he assumed various junior management positions before being elevated to top management levels.

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