Mr. Richard A. Smith who is popularly referred to as Rick Smith is a person who deserves the role he plays at Securus Technologies, Inc. To begin with, he is quite educated in the field of technology. This can be justified by the fact that he holds a degree in engineering which he acquired from the State University of New York. Moreover, he has an Associate’s Degree which he obtained from Rochester Institute of Technology. To sum up his education history, Rick Smith has a Master’s in Engineering.
Today, the engineering expert, Rick Smith, serves as the President and CEO of Securus Technology. He assumed this role in 2008 and has admirably done an incredible job. Before this, he served as the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. for a period of 3 years after which he was promoted to be the CEO from 2003 to 2007. It is clear that he is experienced and have served different positions that suit his career. Although he is the CEO of Securus Technology, he worked his way up the ladder from a junior staff. He joined Securus Technology in 2000 but was named the President and CEO in May 2014.
Under his management as the CEO, Eschelon Telecom Inc. increased its revenue by a significant percentage. To be precise, it raised from $30 million to $350. Other achievements that can be attributed to Rick Smith include leading the same company to a successful IPO. That said, Securus Technology is a company that is recognized for serving over 3450 public safety, law enforcement, and numerous corrections agencies. It has been in the business for quite some time since it was founded in 1986. Today, it has several offices that are located in Texas, Atlanta, Allen Carrollton, and Georgia. Under the leadership of Rick Smith, Securus Technologies has invested over $600 million in technologies, patents, and acquisitions.
Through Securus Technologies, Rick Smith commits to providing contemporary technology that advances and simplifies the performance of prison activities. Moreover, the technology used enables inmates to stay in touch with the outside world. All the same, there are chances that this technology can be misused. But this is not possible with the safety measures that Securus puts in place. Different from the traditional systems, one provided by Securus Technologies ensures that inmates make voice and video calls to their loved ones. Accordingly, inmates are able to transition quite easily whenever they are freed from prison. The work done by Securus Technologies under the governance of Rick Smith in regards to the prisons is much appreciated. Rick Smith says the company receives numerous emails and letters from the public commending them for satisfactory services that help in keeping a good society.