Rick Smith, CEO and co-founder of Securus Technologies, leads the way in correctional communications with Securus Technologies providing services to more than 1,000,000 inmates and 2,600 corrections and law enforcement agencies, nationwide. The company assures that family members are able to reach out to their incarcerated loved ones on a daily basis if needed. He also believe in providing safety measures for the public by providing evidence based factual data to correctional facilities in an effort to deter crime and gang related criminal activity. He believes all of his employees should live by the motto, of “Making the world just a little bit safer for us all”. And with that motto, he has been able to introduce video visitation conference calling into the correctional facilities so that family members can have a more personal and meaningful visual experience and law enforcement officials are able to monitor communications with outside influences. This visual technology helps those who cannot make the trip to the correctional facilities on visitation days, as well as keeping frustrations down with prisoners who want contact with the outside world. Read more on Crunchbase.com
Rick Smith CEO of Securus Technologies has an outstanding resume. Because of his life long career in technology he has been able to make Securus Technologies what it is today. He started his career with Global Crossing North America from 1972 to 1998 where his roles included Chief Information Officer and Controller. He was also the President of Frontier Information Technologies. In 1998 moving on to be the Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom, Inc., in which he grew the revenue from $30 million to over $350 million, which led Eschelon Telecom, Inc, to a profitable Initial Public Offering in 2005.
In 2008, Rick assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. Since then he has dedicated his efforts into assuring that every inmate has the opportunity to have a call from their family members on a daily basis. Rick Smith Securus oversees the day to day operations of the company and has an active role in the development of Securus Technologies expansion plans.
His educational background includes an Associate’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Masters degree in Mathematics as well as a MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.