Since July 2008 Rick Smith has been the CEO of SECURUS Technology. Rick is well known for his experience, focus and drive and many feel he was the right choice to lead SECURUS Technology. Rick has a broad background in finance, information technology, telecommunications and much more. His unique skill set and leadership skills have made SECURUS the undisputed leader in the corrections industry for quality products and services.
Securus founded in 1986 as a prison technology company. The company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with regional offices in Texas and Georgia. Under the leadership of Rick Smith, the company has invested over $600 million in technologies, patents, and acquisitions in the last three years. The company is committed to offering the corrections community the latest technology and services in regards to correctional facility management. Services include incident management, emergency response, communications, public information, and inmate self-service to mention only a few. Today Securus Technologies has contracts with over 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada and manages over 1,000,000 inmates.
Rick Smith has the education to go along with his focus and drive. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in mathematics and electrical engineering, a technology associate’s degree and an MBA in business administration. He has attended the State University of New York, the Rochester Institute and the University of Rochester New York.
Starting in 1972 and until 1998 Rick was with Global Crossing North America where he held several high positions, including being the director of business development and vice president of the company’s financial management. In 1998 Rick moved to Eschelon Telecom Inc. where he served as the company’s chief financial officer until 2000 and was made the company president and CEO in 2003. During his tenure with Eschelon, the companies revenue grew from $30 million to $350 million. In 2005 he led the company to a successful IPO and stayed with the company until 2007. Read more on Wikipedia.Org
Securus Technologies made Rick Smith company chairman in January 2009. Rick has expanded the company’s products and services to quickly offer a better program than its largest competitor, Global Tel Link. Additions include a domestic call center manned by Securus employees that operate 600% better than the competition. Securus Technologies and its trained technicians have built the largest VOIP Corrections calling platform in the world. Securus Technologies has for over 25 years provided communications solutions for inmates, and the friends and family members of inmates with a platform designed to meet their specialized needs. Securus Technologies is a national leader because of its commitment to exceeding expectations throughout their history. As the company enters its second quarter century, they will continue to build their reputation by working with their customers. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.