Rick Smith took over the leadership of Securus Technologies in mid-2008. Securus provides technological products and services that help to solve and combat crimes in our societies. The company’s main clients are correctional institutions across the United States. Since he joined the company in 2008, Rick Smith has led Securus to tremendous growth, the way he did to other companies he worked for before joining it. He has helped Securus get more contracts, recruit additional staff, create a series of patented tech solutions and get BBA accreditation. The company has achieved all these due to exceptional leadership skills of CEO Rick Smith.
Rick Smith’s Education Background
Rick has led Securus Technologies to great success because of his strong career and education background. He invested a lot of time and money to enable him receive quality education and ultimately make him expert in the technology industry. Rick Smith earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Bufallo based State University of New York. He earned his MBA at Rochester based Simon School, and from State University of New York, which is based in Brock Port for his master’s degree in Mathematics. Rick is also a holder of an Electrical Engineering Associate Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Rick’s Career Profile
Rick Smith is a technology guru who has amassed a wealth of experience in various sectors within the industry. In 1972, Rick Joined Global Crossing Inc., where he served at different positions until 1998 when he left the company. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Information Technology. Later Rick was appointed as the VP in charge of Midwest Telephone Operations, then director for Network and Business Development. During his final year at Frontier Corp., Rick was the vice President in charge of Financial Management.Rick Smith left Frontier Corp. in 1998 to join Eschelon Technologies Inc. Initially he was appointed as CFO, and after one year, he was promoted to the position of Chief operations Officer. In 2000, Rick was added more responsibilities of serving as the firm’s President. He continued to serve at that position until 2003, when he was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer, where he served until he joined Securus Technologies in 2008.
Rick’s Role at Securus
CEO Rick Smith is in charge of Securus Technologies daily operations. He is directly involved in development and implementation of growth and expansion strategies at the company. Recently, the company invested over half a billion dollars in order to improve tech solutions provided to the clients. Under his leadership, Securus Technologies has entered into strategic partnership deals with other major players within the corrections market. Various technological solutions offered by Securus have been licensed under the leadership of Rick Smith.