Richard ‘Rick’ Smith is the chief executive officer at the Securus Technologies -a Dallas Texas state based company.He is an internationally known accomplished investor.
Rick Smith has got a bachelor degree in engineering from the state university of New York at Buffalo. He got a Masters degree in engineering from the State’s University of New York. Rick Smith also went to the Rochester Institute of technology where he acquired an MBA and associate’s degree from the very institution.
Rick Smith has served in various positions in different companies before arriving at the office he currently occupies at the Securus Technologies. Between the years 1972 and October 1998, he worked at global crossing North America where he held different positions.He then left for Eschelon technologies in October 1998 where he served as the chief financial officer until April 2000. In that very month of April, Rick Smith became the president of the company and served in that position until August of 2003. Mr. Rick guided Eschelon to a successful IPO in 2005.He acted as the head of Eschelon telecom for close to nine years. During this time, under his guidance, the revenue of Eschelon increased from $30 million to $350 million. This achievement stems from his recommendable leadership skills.In June 23rd, 2008, Rick Smith became the boss and CEO of the Securus Technologies.
Securus technologies :
Securus Technologies has its headquarters based in the Texas state in the United States of America. The firm provides various services which are geared towards enhancing the lives of over one million inmates as well as the various agencies tasked with ensuring the welfare of inmates is looked after. Their main competitor is the global telecommunication link.Securus Technologies came to be in 1986.
Roles and achievements
Rick Smith worked in the finance operations, information technology, and other business areas, giving him the required knowledge to run Securus.Smith has worked to develop patents, new technologies and made acquisitions for the company. His excellent leadership skills have seen the business grow and create innovations regularly.He has got plans for the company to ensure it provides the community with security against crime. Proposals for new products at Securus flow periodically with the single aim of assisting law enforcement and correction agencies.This regular flow has enabled secure technologies to win over the hearts of many as it has registered so many clients.Rick Smith has got unparalleled expertise and has served in so many administrative positions including business development, accounting, IT, operations and management.At Securus, Smith oversees the daily operations at the company. He supervises all the activities of the company. As the chief executive officer also, he is responsible for developing and executing expansion plans at the business as well as promoting teamwork.Smith has also helped Securus Technologies enter into commercial partnerships with other primary service providers in the correction market.