Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technology, Rick Smith, was appointed to this position in 2008. He was believed to be the best person to fill the position as a result of his high level of experience, self-drive, and focus. He has managed to make significant progress to the company as he has facilitated the provision of quality products and services in the correction industry. His background is remarkable, as he is known for his wide range of skills and brilliant track record. He has served in various departments such as information technology, finance, telecommunications, business development, and operations among others. His excellent skills in leadership have made him an outstanding man in his field of work.The headquarters of Securus Technologies is in Dallas, Texas. The company provides a variety of services to a high number of inmates, more than 1,000,000, and has assisted over 2,600 public safety agencies, law enforcing, and correction facilities in North America. The company has continued to become a reliable service provider to the community that handles corrections. They have provided technology and services that handle monitoring, emergency response, public information, inmate self-service, incident management, biometric analysis, communications, investigation, and monitoring.
Mr. Smith’s educational background is impeccable. He studied at Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated with a degree in associates. In the State University of NY, he received a degree in engineering before proceeding to study his masters in the same field. He also enrolled at the University of Rochester where he received an MBA. Between 1972 and 1998, he served in several positions with Global Crossing North America. He was positioned as both the controller and officer of chief information. He also served at Frontier Information Technologies as President. Other positions include being the Vice President, Director of Network Plant Operations, Business Development Director & Vice President of Financial Management at Midwest Telephone Operations.
From 1998 to 2000, he worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom. He served as president of the company from the year 2000 to 2003 and later promoted to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer. During his reign, the revenue of the corporation significantly increased to $350 million from $30 million. Mr. Smith led the organization to a successful IPO during the summer of the year 2005. He left the company in 2007.Mr. Richard Smith was hired to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies in 2008. The following year, he became the Chairman of the same company. As he led the organization, they have received high competition from Global Tel Link. However, Rick Smith Securus has a wider range of products and services, as it also has a center for calls where they have staff whose performance is 600 percent better than their competitors.