*An in depth look at Rick Smith/ CEO of Securus Technologies:
Rick Smith is currently the CEO of Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies has been in business for over thirty years and is headquartered in Dallas Texas. The organization provides communication services to inmates currently housed in correctional facilities. Securus currently provides services to correctional facilities within the United States and Canada.
Rick Smith has held the position as CEO for approximately two years. He has various responsibilities on a daily basis including contract negotiation as well as service expansion duties. In addition, Rick Smith is responsible for organizing and making necessary changes to the Company Advisory Board. Securus was one of the first organizations to offer inmate calling plans and solutions to correctional facilities nationwide. In addition, their calling plans offer convenience and affordability for those who are incarcerated and wish to communicate with friends and family members on the outside. Most facilities are quite enthused about the services that Securus has to offer due to the fact that it provides secured communication alternatives, which is something that previously did not exist.
Previously, Rick Smith was acting Chief Operating Officer of an organization called Eschelon Telecom Inc. Mr. Smith held the position as Chief Operating Officer at Eschelon Telecom for a period of five years. Rick Smith also worked for Global Crossing early in his career.
Rick Smith attended the State University of New York, he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Engineering. In addition, he went on to study at the University of Rochester where he received his MBA.
*Awards/ Board memberships:
Mr. Smith is currently a board member of Integra Telecom. In addition, Rick Smith has received numerous awards for his “Excellence in Business Planning & Ethics“. Smith seems to possess an exceptional ability to “take charge” and effectively serve the needs of the client. He has excellent organizational skill and is able to work quite well while under pressure.
Securus has experienced exceptional growth while under the direction of Rick Smith. It seems that Mr. Smith has become a recognized leader within the field of Technology as well as Communications. His savvy business sense along with his educational background has made Rick Smith a true “success”. Rick Smith has been featured on CNBC Business as well as the Bloomberg Business Network. Smith has publicly discussed his expectations for Securus Technologies as well as changes he wishes to implement in the up and coming 2018 year.