How Rick Smith has Transformed Securus Technologies for the Better

Rick Smith is the chief executive officer of SECURUS Technologies a position he took up mid-2008. There is no doubt that he was possibly the most suited for this post. Rick came in at a time when the Dallas-based organization needed him. He has a rich educational and career history in management, finance, and information technology and business development among others. Besides his excellent education and career, background, Smith possesses in abundance great leadership skills and high levels of integrity. Going by his job history, his experiences in different organizations speaks volumes about his success in what he starts.Rick Smith has a rich and diversified educational background. Among his academic qualification is an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo. He also holds master’s degrees in two disciplines; one in engineering from the State University of New York and MBA from Simon school.

SECURUS Technologies is an organization that provides a range of services to inmates in correctional facilities, public safety companies and law enforcement throughout North America. The company has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Rick’s leadership has seen the company grow and improve its service delivery. Securus Technologies continues to offer state of the art services in rapid response, communication, monitoring, incident management, biometric capturing and maintenance, investigations and inmate self-service.Part of his career journey (1972-1998) includes chief information officer with Global Crossing North America.In this organization, he rose from junior levels to occupy a senior position in the organization. His promotion was based on merit.Frontier information technologies is another group that Rick worked with. In this company, he was tasked to be the president of the organization a position he effectively held. As the president, Rick handled a range of tasks including and not limited to business development, operations, information technology and financial management.

Rick has a clean record in every organization he has worked for as indicated by his background checks.Later, Rick Smith was sought by Eschelon Telecom Inc. In this organization, he worked as a senior financial officer for three years upon which he was promoted to become the company’s CEO. On assuming this position, the company increased its revenue a hundred fold and became a successful IPO. He continued to serve in the company until 2007 when he left.Rick’s success in Eschelon Telcom earned him a career in Securus Technologies in 2008 where he was recruited as president and CEO of the organization. Early 2009 he became the company’s chairman and this set him at a center stage of competing with his former employer Global Tel Link. The situation meant that Rick had to be smarter to outdo his competitors a task he has successfully executed. Today, Securus enjoys the lead in this line of business.

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