Richard Smith is popularly referred to as “Rick” and currently serves as the CEO of Securus Technologies Inc. His educational background is strong as he holds an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of technology. He also holds an engineering degree from the renowned University of New York and a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. Smith later earned an MBA from University of Rochester’s Simon School. He has a splendid background which has helped nurture his great personality. His creativity is unique and has an impressive track record. Smith has worked in several departments such as telecommunications, business development, information technology, operations, and finance.Rick possesses an unmatched sense of leadership skills that have always set him apart. Securus Technologies is a firm whose headquarters are based in Dallas, Texas. The firm provides technology and services for incident management, emergency response, communications, monitoring, and many more to the corrections communities. He assumed the leadership role in Securus Technologies in June 2008 as both president and CEO. He was later appointed the chairman of the company in January 2009. Previously, Smith held various positions with Global Crossing North America Inc. where he served as a chief information officer and a controller.
Rick Smith also acted as president to Frontier Information Technologies, Director to Network Plant Operator &business development as well as vice president of the company’s financial management. He later relocated and moved to Eschelon Telecom Inc. where he served as company’s Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, he was promoted to the president where he served for three years before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Some of his achievements during that period included leading the firm to a successful IPO and boosting the revenue from $30 million to $350 million.Rick Smith then became part of Securus in 2008 after working in Eschelon Telecom Inc for nine years until 2007.
During his time as head of the firm, their worthiest competition came from Global Tel Link. However, even with stiff competition from other firms, a majority believed that Richard Smith was no doubt the man to take the company forward. His experience in the economic field, focus on his job, and drive for success proved to be the key pointers. This aided in making Securus Technologies the undisputed leaders in the corrections industry when it comes to quality products and services.Currently, Securus Technologies has a larger set of products and services. It also has a domestic call center that is monitored by its staff and performs way better than its competitors. It has also founded the world’s largest VOIP Corrections calling platform. Under Smith’s leadership, the firm invested up to approximately $600 million in patents, technologies, and acquisitions from 2013 and 2016.