Securus Technologies CEO, Rick Smith, was appointed to serve the communications company for correctional facilities in 2008.He has successfully led the company towards positive change and increased the firm’s profits exponentially. During his tenure, Rick has managed to offer diverse departmental leadership based on his experiences in operations management.
Rick is based in Dallas, TX. He holds an MA from Rochester and an additional Master’s degree in engineering from New York University. Rick Smith started his career at Global Crossing in 1972. He served as the CIO as well as the financial controller for 16 years and left to pursue other interests. His next appointment was at Frontier Information Technologies, where he served as a senior officer and eventually as President. Rick later served as vice president at Midwest Telephone Operations. After a few years at Midwest, he moved to Eschelon Telecom Inc., as its COO as well as President from 2000-2003. Rick was also a board member at Eschelon. Presently Rick serves as Securus Technologies CEO and at Integra Telecom Ltd’s as a member of the board. Read more on Crunchbase.com
Rick’s involvement in Prisons Communications Industry
Smith has managed to streamline inmate communications in a challenging industry. Securus offers inmates affordable telephone charges and still manages to earn decent profits. They also make great effort to improve their technologies to suit modern phone solutions and ensuring safety for the correctional facilities and the inmates.
Rick Smith has succeeded in maintaining Securus in line with changes in IT and continually develops inmate communication services. Key among the changes that Rick also initiated in Securus is services like video calls, which was greatly lauded by the inmates.
Securus announced mid last year that it had already spent more than $600 million in technologies, patents, and acquisitions in the previous three years. The company also invested in 105,000 safe communication equipment for use in secure prison communications and essential security services. Furthermore, it installed approximately 85,000 telephones, highly developed tablets, lobby stores, video room spaces, and so much more.
Rick Smith confirmed that his company has plans to further increase telecommunication equipment from the current figures to 150,000. Families can now communicate via a video mode similar to Skype. The video interactions enable personal communications with inmates such as thanks, giving, Christmas, anniversaries, and birthdays.
This initiative makes the imprisonment experience more tolerable for both convicts and their families. Due to the significant developments under Rick’s management, Securus has considerably expanded and is currently leading in the telecommunications industry. The company serves nearly 2000 Prison facilities in the U.S. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
Rick Smith effortlessly doubles up as an efficient administrator and an executive at Securus Technologies. He prioritizes his time well and is committed to giving 100% to serve the company.