Rick A. Smith is a recognized administrator and telecommunications guru who currently serves Securus Technologies as its CEO. The board of the company offered him the position in June 2008 after the departure of the former president and CEO, Richard Falcone. Smith is also the company’s current president. His career success has been facilitated by his excellent education background and experience. He schooled at the Buffalo’s State University of New York and graduated with an electrical engineering degree. Smith also has an associate degree and MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester.
Smith started his career in March 1972 has had managerial roles in leading telecommunications companies. His first employer was Frontier Corporation, which was renamed, Global Crossing. The company offered him several offices due to his hardworking nature. Smith served as the president of Frontier Information Technologies, network plant operations director, vice president of Midwest Telephone Operations, and chief information officer. In October 1998, he started serving Eschelon Telecom Inc. as its chief financial officer. The company promoted him to act as its COO as from March 1999. He held the office for a short while and was made president and CEO in 2000. Rick served Eschelon Telecom Inc. until 2007. Eschelon Telecom and Integra Telecommunications have both appointed him to sit on their boards. The two companies consider him important since he was one of their longest serving employees. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.
Securus Technologies has accomplished a lot during Rick Smith’s tenure as the CEO. The company has founded many cutting edge technologies that have enabled it to be recognized as one of the corrections industry’s top companies. The firm strives to be innovative, and all the products that it has developed are superior to those that are offered by competitors. Rick Smith has gained exceptional administrative skills for the past four decades that he has been in the telecommunications industry.
Over 3450 correctional and law enforcement facilities that are based in the United States and Canada trust Securus Technologies for the state-of-the-art technology solutions that it offers. The company has been operational 1986 when it was launched. Its main offices are in Dallas, Texas, and most of its customers are located in Carrollton, Allen, and Atlanta. The products that it offers are used by more than 1.2 million inmates. Rick Smith said that the technology enterprise had invested over $600 million in developing top notch technology, patents, and making acquisitions. In 2007, the firm made one of its historical transactions by acquiring Syscon Justice Systems, a leading Offender Management Systems enterprise. Securus Technologies is appreciated as an industry leader due to the quality of product and services that it offers. It facilitates communications, security, and logistic in the prisons sector.