Since joining Securus Technologies in 2008, Rick Smith has served in different positions and today he is the president and CEO. The profit based company provides prison tech that offers solutions and prevents crimes by inmates both inside and outside their cells. Through specialization in civil and criminal justice tech, the company is able to protect the society from criminal activities.
Career History and Experience of Rick Smith
Before joining Securus Technologies, Rick had worked in several other firms and in various positions where he grew his resume. Between 1998 and 2003, Rick worked at Eschelon Telecom Inc. From 1998 to 2000, he was the chief finance officer and in 1999 he assumed the role of chief operating officer until 2003. He was promoted in 2000 to become the president of the enterprise, a position he held until 2003 when he was further promoted to become the CEO.Prior joining Eschelon Telecom, Rick Smith served for 20 years at the Frontier Corp where he held several positions. These included the Controller, Chief Information Officer, and Information Technology president. By the time he left, he was the financial management president. He has also worked at Midwest Telephone Operations as the company’s vice president. He was appointed to the board of Securus Technologies in 2008 and the following year he was made the Chairman.
Throughout his career, Rick has portrayed experience in both finances and technology. This was an advantage to Securus Technologies. Since his appointment in 2008, the firm has realized more contracts, increased the number of employees, and developed more patented technologies.How Securus Technologies helps the Law Enforcement Prevent Social Crimes. Under the leadership of Rick Smith, Securus Technologies releases product and service development proposals on a weekly basis. These releases are used by the correctional facilities and law enforcers to prevent further crime activities. By doing this, the company helps to keep inmates and their families safe. This has resulted in the company receiving thousands of appreciation letters and emails. Rick Smith believes that the company has a responsibility of keeping everyone safe and honoring and protecting the community is the company’s DNA.
Rick Smith’s Education Background
Rick Smith attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he received a degree in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Rochester University. He later joined State University of New York, Brockport where he received his masters in Mathematics. In addition, Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Buffalo, State University of New York.Rick’s background in various technological fields has helped him rise from one position to the other. He is also one of the multi-talented leaders in the industry. His multifaceted skill set played apart in his appointment as the CEO of Securus Technologies.