Richard ‘Rick’ Smith Securus is an American businessman. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies Inc., a company that provides cellular services to correctional facilities across the country.
Rick Smith founded Securus Technologies, Inc. in 1986 when he identified and an opportunity to provide phone call services to correctional facilities. During that period, there were just a handful of companies providing these services. As a result, the company has been able to capitalize on the market and emerge as a leader in this industry.
He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He later enrolled in a master’s program and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the same university. He attended the University of Rochester and graduated with an MBA. He has also attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
His career started to shine when he joined Global Crossing North America Inc. in 1972. He worked at various levels of management and picked up serious knowledge of the telecommunication industry.
In 1998, he left Global Crossing and joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. as their new Chief Financial Officer. He served in this position for two years and in 2000, he became the new President and Chief Operating Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc.
Rick’s work in the technology industry equipped him with all the knowledge required to run a telecom company. In 2003, became the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc., a telecommunication founded by Cliff Williams.
In 2008, he officially took the top-level management job at Securus Technologies Inc. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer until 2014, when he took the full CEO responsibilities. A position he holds to the current date.
He also served as a member of the Board of the Directors of Eschelon Telecom Inc. and is currently a board member of Integra Telecom Co Ltd.
Through Rick Smith leadership, his company has managed to experience exponential growth. Currently, it has regional offices in some parts of Texas and Georgia. The company employs over 1,000 people is said to be contracted by over 2,000 correctional facilities in the U.S.
The company has also expanded its operations into Canada. In 2016, the company released a statement showing its massive investments in a period of three years. During that period, Securus Technologies Inc. has made a $600 million in technologies, acquisitions, and patent investments.
According to Rick, the company has an innovation department dedicated to coming up with the best technological innovations to enhance its operations. He mentioned his company’s focus on innovation as the main reason why it’s among the highly regarded and reputable organizations in the industry. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net