Rick Smith is the CEO of the Securus Technologies. The company was founded in 1986. Securus technologies do not only facilitate the running of the correctional agencies, but it also offers technological products that are meant to reduce crime. Through the company, the inmates are able to communicate with their family members. Mr. Rick Smith graduated from some of the impressive universities around the world. He obtained his first engineering degree at Buffalo-based University, New York. He got an executive MBA from Rochester University. He later on added an associate degree to the list. Additionally, he has been pursuing short professional courses besides attending education conferences from time to time.
The company’s revenue has increased steadily under his leadership. Mr. Rick became the CEO of Securus Technologies in June 2008. He has served in different administrative in the same capacities such as management, IT, operations accounting and others. For approximately nine years, he has been the head of Eschelon Telecom.
Mr. Rick is in charge of the daily operations of the Securus. He attends both the execution and expansion plans of the company. In his leadership, the company has managed to invest $ 600 million in the technology to enhance the service it renders to the clients. Additionally, Mr. Rick has helped the company to form a partnership with other companies in their industry. He has also helped the Securus to license its innovative tech solutions.
Under the leadership of Mr. Rick, the culture of teamwork and entrepreneurship has been promoted in the company. This facilitates the Securus personnel to work in a conducive environment to come up with the products that ensure smooth operations of the correctional facilities. In return, the company has won the heart of many clients who have enjoyed their services. The positive relationship that Mr. Rick has established with the clients, has made the company have high ratings and positive recommendations from its long-serving customers. Securus has been praised by correctional officers for the ability of the company to monitor different activities in the prisons and finding the appropriate solutions.
Mr. Rick has facilitated the growth of the company in different ways. For instance, prisons are not allowed to call from any phone line, Rick ensures that they make calls from the company so as to serve many inmates. In addition to this, they find out more people who are interested in the service to offer visitations for the inmates.
Rick has a good vision for the future of the company. He intends to expand the company services to every prison in America. In regard to this, he is further willing to cash out on technology to make it easy for each prison to access their services. Mr. Rick is determined to face any challenge that comes his way as he did to become a great businessman.