Rick Smith is the current CEO of Securus Technology. This is a company established with intent of serving the correctional industry by offering different services such as emergency response, monitoring, communications, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, public information and incident management. Rick Smith joined Securus Technology in 2008.Rick Smith is thought by many people to be the right person to take such a significant position in this company. This is partly due to his experience in matters regarding the industry and partly due to the drive and focus depicted in shaping the correctional industry. With the trust given by the stakeholders of the company and even many people within the correctional industry, Rick Smith has been able to improve the activities of Securus Technology constantly. He has so far served as an undisputed leader in the company and promises to take the company to a higher level of performance.
Some of the elements that make Mr. Smith an ideal leader for Securus Technology include possessing an excellent background and an impressive record in his past tasks done. Moreover, he has unique skillset which makes him stand out as a leader. Some of the sectors that Mr. Smith has previously worked in include business development, telecommunications, finance and many more industries. This positions him as a leader who has knowledge in relevant fields such as entrepreneurship, technology, and correctional industry hence being the appropriate leader for Securus Technology.The education background possessed by Mr. Rick contributes to his success as a leader in a company that has dominated the technological sector in many correctional facilities. He acquired an associate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition to this, he has a bachelor’s degree in engineering attained from the University of New York.
In an interest to further his education in engineering, he pursued a master’s in this field from the State University of New York. He also studied at the University of Rochester where Mr. Smith acquired an MBA.The incredible expertise of Mr. Rick is attributed to by the several organizations that he has worked with and even held leadership positions. He held various positions in Global Crossing North America Inc. between the years 1972 and 1998. He labored as a chief information officer and even as a controller in this firm. Other organizations that he has worked with include Midwest Telephone Operations, Frontier Information Technologies and Network Plant Operations among others.Between the years 1998 and 2000, Mr. Rick worked in Eschelon Telecom as a Chief Financial Officer. He later worked as the president of the company between 2000 and 2003 and was then promoted to be the CEO of the enterprise. His significant achievement in working with this company was raising the revenue of the company from $30million to $350 million.