How Rick Smith Has Helped Securus Technologies Serve the Corrections Industry

Rick Smith is the current president of Securus Technology after being appointed in July 2008. The majority believe that he was the right choice to take up the role in the reins of the company. This is due to Rick Smith’s vast experience, focus, and drive. This enabled him to help the company move forward while making the undisputed service provider in the correction industry.Under Rick Smith’s leadership, SECURUS Technology is one of the acknowledged leaders when it comes to offering quality products and services. Rick is a leader with an excellent background, unique expertise, and an impressive track record. He has worked in various departments such as finance, operation. Information technology, business development, telecommunication and among others.SECURUS Technology is a correction company based in Dallas Texas. Under the leadership of Rick, the company offers an array of services for over one million inmates and 2600 correction facilities, law enforcement and public safety organizations in North America. Under Rick’s management, the company is determined to providing the correction facilities with technology and services. Some of the services include:

  • Emergency response,
  • Communication,
  • Monitoring
  • Biometric analysis
  • Public information
  • Instigation
  • Inmate self-service
  • Incident management

Rick Smith is equipped with a solid educational background. He is a proud holder of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York; He also has an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Between 1972 and 1998, Rick served in various positions while working at Global North American Inc. his key duties included a controller and chief information officer. Smith has also served as a president at Frontier Information Technologies and vice president of Midwest Telephone Operations. He has also held other directorial positions at Network Plant Operations and Business Development.

Rick was then appointed as a chief financial officer at one of the prestigious companies called Eschelon Telecom Inc. he assumed the position from 1998 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003, Smith served as the company president. In three years as the president, the company experienced a tremendous growth where its income increased from $30 million to $350 million. During the 2005 summer, Rick led his company to a successful IPO. He worked at Eschelon Telecom Inc. until 2007.The life of Smith took another turn when he was hired by Securus Technologies to be the company’s president and CEO in June 2008. After some months, he was appointed as the chairman of the company. As the company strives to offer quality services, it has received stiff competition from Global Tel Link. Securus Technologies provides a wide range of products and services. Besides, it has a domestic calling center operated by its staff who perform better than its competitor. Under Rick’s leadership, the company has educated field technicians and has established the world biggest VOIP Correction calling system.