Rick Smith, a visionary and transformative business leader, is the President and CEO of Securus Technologies. His proficiency and experience in the IT industry, business development, telecommunication, finance, and operations have made him a significant person in the growth of correction facilities. Rick’s unique skill set has contributed greatly to the success of various companies where he held executive positions in before joining Securus.
Rick Smith began his career at Global Crossing North America Inc. from 1972 to 1998 where he held various positions before joining Eschelon Inc. as its Chief Financial Officer. He later rose up the career ladder in the company to the President and Chief Operations Officer position in 2000, before gaining promotion to the company’s CEO in 2003. Mr. Smith helped grow Eschelon from $30 million to more than $350 million during his time as the company.
Rick’s previous experience and expertise in various sectors have helped him in leading Securus Technologies into the top company in prison communication and criminal justice technology. He has also aided in the acquisition of firms such as the Syscon Justice System, T-Netix, and Evercom which have helped in the development of innovative products and services in the country.
His Achievements at Securus
Securus appointed John Bell, a Senior Vice President of Sales on December 30, 2015. Mr. Bell will aid in developing high-tech software based sales team to present their portfolio of over 800 safety, security, and efficiency products. Mr. Bell will work together with Josh Collins, the Sales Vice President at Securus in the management of the sales teams presenting their products to more customers and right decision makers. They also intend to develop a sales associated training program to help compare the superior products in the industry.
The company releases the service and product development proposals on a weekly basis to help law enforcers and correction agencies in the prevention of social problems and solve crimes. Rick comments that the company has been receiving numerous emails and appreciation messages from their customers acknowledging their efforts in building safety in the society. Their success in solving and preventing crimes committed by the incarcerated has contributed to the increasing of their client base. Visit securustechnologies.com for more info.
Mr. Smith’s impressive educational background has also contributed greatly to his success in various companies. He holds an associate degree in Rochester Institute of Technology in addition to a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering from the State University of New York. He also earned an MBA from the University of Rochester.