Rick Smith is not only CEO, but President of an inmate communication company, Securus Technology. He has held these positions since June 23, 2008. Mr. Smith has an amazing background that began in 1972. Prior to Securus, he was President of Eschelon Telecom, Inc. beginning April, 2000 until August, 2003, was CEO from August, 2003 through August, 2007 and Chief Operating Officer from March, 1999 through July, 2003, he was also Chief Financial Officer from October, 1998 through March, 2000. Before working for Echelon, he was the Vice President of Financial Management at Frontier Corporation from April, 1997 through October, 1998. He worked for them from 1972 through 1998. While employed, he held several titles in the 26 years. He was Controller, Chief Information Officer, President of Frontier Information Technology, Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Director of Business Development, Plant Operations Director, and Vice President of Financial Management. He also serves as a Director of Integra Telecom.
Rick Smith holds several college degrees. It began with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo. He could not stop there, so he went to State University of New York at Brockport, where he received a Masters Degree in Mathematics.. Very intelligent people usually start with an Associates, Bachelors, and Masters, but not Rick Smith. He went on to University of Rochester’s Simon School and received a Masters in Business Administration.
Securus Technology is used by public safety firms and correctional facilities to investigate and protect situations. They deal with both civil and criminal justice technologies solutions. Securus helps prevent and solve crimes. They are located in Dallas, Texas, where they serve safety facilities, law-enforcement, and correctional facilities. They also provide telecommunication networks for inmates to communicate with family and friends. Since Rick Smith started with Securus,, their clientele has increased across Canada and the United States. Their reputation increased with the clientele in the security and telecommunications industry.
Mr. Smith called a press conference in March, 2017, to let the public know what Securus has planned for the future. They are committed to having services and products that prevent crime and save lives. Securus has plans for inmates to have devices that can reach approved individuals, which will be used in a centralized platform. By using these devices, the phone rates will be low and the prisoners can access jobs, books, and legal resources. The calls will be monitored for security reasons. Read more on Wikipedia.Org
To say the least, Mr. Smith has brought Securus to the limelight in the past nine years and in a very impressive way ,