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.
Mentorship is important in business as you learn to build relationships that are both close and personal and those that are business only. All relationships are built on trust and they are best built when working with others that are ambitious and passionate about building businesses that can help create jobs as well as change the entire economy of a country. This is true of Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory, and it’s still going strong since its launch in 2014.
Many of the mentors on board today with SSUF are excited to work with young startups because they want to inspire creativity. Those who are most experienced in the world of business know that regardless of the size of the company, it is vital that you not only bring skills to the table, but you also need to bring creative minds to the table as well. Allowing your team to be creative is important so that they can spread their wings, share their own ideas and focus on what is most important. The most important aspect of any business is to not only share ideas, but it is also to encourage each other. Mentorship plays an important role in this aspect, and that won’t change any time soon.
Baur has done an outstanding job of bringing aboard CEO’s as well as partners of other companies that have vast experience in various niche markets. Those who are working with SSUF currently have skills in various industries, and are not partial to the tech industry only. While the tech marketplace is still thriving, it is important that the most creative minds of any niche market get the opportunity to take a fresh look at projects outside of what they typically work with, so that they can have the opportunity to engage with and network with others that they can build companies with.
Those who are passionate about business and mentorship at SSUF are making a contribution to the economy. Jobs are being created and media opportunities are becoming available to best serve those startups that are in their early stages. Whether the mentors are involved in marketing, finance, or some other field, those who work with the program at SSUF will benefit tremendously and be two steps ahead of their competitors.
A recently published IdeaMensch interview with Adam Milstein shows how the Israeli-born entrepreneur relies on both consistency and diversity to create a successful business and a more fulfilling lifestyle. During the interview, Milstein discusses the methods he has used to grow his business into a rewarding career and other lessons he has learned from shortcomings. In a field as volatile as real estate, Adam Milstein offers his own perspective on how exciting the business can become. His remarks on market trends and even personal habits show how his mindset helps to mold a business model that works.
Not just a businessman, Adam Milstein stresses the importance of philanthropy in his IdeaMensch interview. In the beginning, Milstein states that each day will bring different challenges when starting a business and building it from the ground up. However, a more established routine becomes established as the business grows and assets are acquired. To combat the monotony of a daily job, Milstein says that becoming involved in philanthropy has brought much more satisfaction to his life. He also recommends being involved firsthand in the problem-solving strategies needed in virtually every business venture.
Adam Milstein is a native of Haifa, Israel and served in the armed forces for a few years beginning in 1971. After serving, Milstein pursued higher education and graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and business. In 1981, Milstein and his family moved to the United States where he would then earn a Master’s degree in business administration after attending the University of Southern California. This led to the beginning of his career as an accomplished agent in the commercial real estate field.
At the present time, Adam Milstein works with Hager Pacific Properties as a managing partner and oversees the financial aspects of the company. Hager Pacific Properties specifically works in the area of commercial and industrial real estate, primarily related the acquisition and rehabilitation of buildings and facilities. Milstein and his wife Gila started a charity foundation in 2000, reflecting the couple’s dedication to philanthropic efforts. Known as the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, the charity strives to connect young Israeli professionals and students with their roots.
Every person would love to accomplish their childhood dreams and passion, although most of us to achieve that, few people have reached that including entrepreneur Mike Baur. Mike Baur is a banker, and his passion for finance began when he was still a teenager. Mike was born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland. Mr. Baur is a go-getter, and he did not let his dreams and passion for finance die, instead went after his high school education, he ahead to pursue MBA from the University of Rochester and an Executive MBA from the University of Bern.
Mike Baur began his career working in the Swiss Banking Sector, and his hard work and devotion saw him climb the career leader becoming one of the Executive Board members in a Swiss private bank. Mike has worked in top banks in Switzerland including Clariden, and Sallfort. Baur is also very passionate about seeing young people succeed in life and especially in financial matters. Together with his co-partners, they founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. The primary reason for establishing Swiss Startup Factory was to mentor as well as supporting the young innovators in Switzerland and the world over. The institution is privately owned, and it is also funded and supported independently.
Swiss Startup Factory is a unique support organization in Switzerland, and it is designed to run a three-month accelerator program. The accelerator programs are very clear and are meant to describe milestones that will decrease time to market. The young innovators receive funding and execution from the company during the acceleration session. Some of the areas that the organization helps the young entrepreneurs include sales and marketing, finance, law, and technology. The most significant assistance they are offered is the mentorship program which is conducted by top successful entrepreneurs.
Swiss Startup Factory accelerator program does not only provide mentorship and support to startup but also to entrepreneurs in residence who have not yet found a business idea but are willing to found a startup. The young entrepreneurs apply, and they are selected to be part of the startup team that will receive mentorship and support from the Swiss team. The Swiss Startup Factory continues to sustain new start-ups and developments, and it is even more interested to discover more new possible projects. Mike Baur who is the Chief Executive Office of the organization and has more than 20 years experience in the financial sector continues to provide leadership to the team to fulfill the young innovator’s dreams.
When it comes to making a name for oneself in the Realty and investment markets, there is one person who might not be on the tip of everyone’s tongue but should definitely be counted as an up and comer. Lubar has managed to grow his company, TDL Global Ventures into a venture that is truly global, becoming one of the top-earning firms in its sector in the last few years.
TDL has long been the dream of Lubar but that isn’t the first company that he has launched and worked hard to find success. He first got into the real estate business in 1995 with his first firm, which was known as Crestar Mortgage Corporation.
Because he was getting in on the ground floor, Lubar had to figure out how to build relationships that could last. This means that he wasn’t able to go the Donald Trump route, where he could lean on the relationships his family forged. Instead he had to make sure that all the relationships he built were strong on their own merits.
Clearly, those relationships were plenty strong as his companies continued to have success as the years unfolded. As the years did indeed roll by, Todd Lubar was able to grow his business success by opening Charter Funding, a subsidiary of First Magnus Financial Corporation. this has become one of the largest privately held mortgage firms in the country. In 2013, he opened TDL Global Ventures, in order to take advantage of a marketplace he knew like the back of his hand after eight years in the business world.
As the 21st century continues to roll on, Lubar is making sure his business ventures continue to be among the most lucrative in the United States and the world. His most recent moves have indeed made him a global power when it comes to his slice of the business world.