Securus now provides services for over a million inmates and has hundreds of law enforcement and public safety agencies all over the country. The company has managed to invest millions of dollars in technologies and innovative patents during the time Smith has been under their employment. Securus reportedly performs substantially better that its competitor and its support staff is known for its customer service. All of this is thanks to Rick’s hard work during his time overseeing the business.
Rick Smith was appointed as the CEO of Securus Technology in July of 2008. In January of 2009 he was given a position on the board and began the company Chairman. He has since proved himself to be a driven and experienced worker who puts effort into every job he tasked with. Rick has exactly the skills and perseverance that Securus needs in order to have a successful and profitable future. They are very pleased with his work and attribute a large portion of their success to him. Under Rick’s leadership, Securus moved forward in the industry and became the leader of the corrections world. They even managed to pass up their main competitor, Global Tel Link. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.
Rick attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he obtained his associate’s degree. He then goes his bachelors in engineering degree from the New York State University, and later his masters in engineering from the same school. In addition to this, Rick went to the Simon School sector of the University of Rochester and earned his MBA. His impressive academic background caught the attention of Global Crossing North American Inc, and they gave Rick his first job as the Controller and Chief Information Officer. He also worked at Frontier Information Technologies as their President and the Midwest Telephone Operations as their Vice President. Trying to build up as much experience as he could, Rick took on the challenge of being the Network Plant Operations Director, Vice President, and Director of Business Development in Midwest’s Financial Management branch. Rick worked at Global Crossing North America Ic for twenty six years, which is a testament to his loyal heart and devoted mindset.
After that, Rick left Global Crossing and got a job at Echelon Telecom Inc where he served at their Chief Financial Officer for two years. He was then given the opportunity to become more involved and he became the company president, and later on he was promoted to CEO. Rick Smith Securus was able to increase the company’s income from just $30 million all the way up to $350 million. He also improved the IPO and made the company a success. He stayed with Echelon Telecome for nine years and made a huge difference for the company during his time working there. Read more on Crunchbase.com.