In July 2008, Rick Smith assumed the position of the Chief Executive Officer at the SECURUS Technology. Due to his long-term experience, he was the most preferred candidate for the post. As a matter of fact, he was the right individual to take on the reins of the firm.During Rick Smith’s tenure, he found an opportunity to grow the company to be the undisputed leader in the corrections industry by offering clients state of the art products and services. Indeed, Rick is a guy who understands how to get things done. He has an excellent background coupled with a unique skill set while his impressive track record speaks volumes of him.Rick has served in diverse fields such as information technology, finance, telecommunications, business development, and much more. Thanks to his impressive leadership skills that have made him successful throughout various ventures.
SECURUS Technologies has faced massive transformation under Rick Smith tenure. The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texa and it provides a broad range of services to hundreds of thousands of inmates and more than 2,600 corrections and public safety agencies from North America. Rick has been able to continually facilitate the firm in providing the corrections community various technology and services such as public information, emergency response, biometric analysis, inmate self-service as well as investigation.Rick Smith had a wide-ranging education background. For instance, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in from the State University of New York; he acquired an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology as well as a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. Furthermore, Smith earned an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Besides, Rick Smith held a series of positions with the Global Crossing North America Inc from 1972 to 1998. Rick served as the controller and the chief information officer. Also, he served as the president of Frontier Information Technologies, Network Plant Operations Director, Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations as well as the Director of Business Development.From the year 1998 to 2000, Rick Smith joined Eschelon Telecom Inc as the chief financial officer. As a result of his hard work and diligent service, he rose in ranks to become the company’s president and the Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2003. All through his term, the firm’s revenue realized a significant increase from $30 million to $350 million. He has successfully led the company to an IPO during the summer of 2005.Mr. Smith was not only the CEO and president of Securus Technologies but also served as the chairman of the company in January 2009. The firm has been able to train field technicians and developed one of the largest VOIP Correction facilities in the world. The company had an investment of more than $600 million in patents.