Rick Smith is an executive expert with vast experience in the telecommunication industry. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the leading communication companies in the correctional industry, Securus Technologies. He has led the company since his appointment to the post in 2008. He was later named the Chairperson of Securus in 2009. Rick’s leadership skills, focus, experience, and drive, are qualities that make him suitable for the job. He holds an MBA, a Masters degree in Mathematics, and Bachelors degree in Engineering.
Where does he draw his experience from?
Prior to his appointment, Smith had worked in Eschelon Telecom Inc for over seven years and served in different positions. He was a chief financial officer, and his determination saw him rise to be the company’s president and CEO. During his tenure in the company, the company’s revenue increased from tens of millions to hundreds of millions and was able to have a successful IPO.Smith worked for over 15 years in Global Crossing North America Inc and gained lots of experience from the different posts he held. He was the controller and chief information officer of the company. The focused executive also served as the vice president of financial management and the director of business development. His leadership skills were evident while working as a president at Frontier Information Technologies and as vice president of Midwest Telephone Operations.
His Great work at Securus Technology
Securus is a company with over 26 years experience in the correctional industry. The company is solutions oriented and is ever innovating powerful technologies to modernize the correctional experience. Rick Smith has lived up to the mission and vision of the company by leading it into being the leader in providing unique products and services for the incarcerated and staffs of the facilities. He has invested heavily in patents, acquisition, and technologies earning the company more customers in law enforcement, public safety, and corrections agencies. Securus has over 140 patents, the highest number in the industry. The company now serves over one million inmates across North America.Under the leadership of Smith, Securus is now able to provide video calls that are affordable and secure to the correctional facilities. Their biometric technology makes it easy for the staffs to identify inmates thus making their work effectively. Smith’s team has been able to provide digitized communication, payment, education and entertainment to the prisoners. As the president of the company, Smith is happy as they have been able to provide family/friends and the incarcerated with the same Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform. Securus has been able to complete over 34 million voice and audio calls in a single month (June 2017). Rick Smith is indeed determined to take the company to greater and higher heights. Visit his Linkedin account : https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-smith-11a77814/