If you work for a public safety organization, correctional facility, or you have an incarcerated family member or are a technology enthusiast, then you have probably heard of Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies is a chief provider of technologies that are presently used to protect the society. The company has been operating from 1986 and has 30 years of know-how in serving the corrections industry. Securus has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and has regional offices in Carrolton, Texas, Atlanta and Allen, Texas.
In its years of operation, the company has been serving correctional facilities and even more convicts in 48 states. This has earned back the company an annual reinvestment of more than 19 million dollars; having invested up to 600 million in dollars in its over thirty years of existence. Securus Technologies majors in both civil and criminal justice, technology, and resolutions. It also concentrates on resolving and averting crimes like those committed by prisoners under incarceration. The company has over a thousand employees who work under CEO and President, Rick Smith.
Rick Smith is a holder of an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Furthermore, he holds a Masters in B.A from Rochester’s University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering which he acquired after his time at the State University of New York. He is the holder of a Masters in Mathematics from New York’s public State University. He is acquainted with disciplines like Finance and business development, just to mention a few.
Rick Smith has had an amazing career having held high-rank positions in numerous prestigious organizations. He worked for three years as president of Eschelon Telecom Inc. and later moved up to become the company’s CEO for four years in the late 1990’s. He has also served as Eschelon’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). More to this, he has served as Chief Information Officer and of Frontier Information Technologies. Before, he was the company’s vice-president in charge of Financial Management, Operations Director of Network plan, and vice-president of Midwest Telephone operations.
As of 2008, he is the president and CEO of Securus Technologies.
It is safe to say that Richard has hands that turn everything he touches to gold. In all the companies he has served, he left having created a positive impact on their operations and profits. His greatest impact was felt in Eschelon Telecom where he worked for almost a decade. During this period he made the company’s revenue rise to 350 million in dollars from only 30 million. The skills he has gained from his work with Eschelon among the many organizations he has been part of are the reason for his current success in Securus Technologies. Rick Smith is one to watch in this business.