Mr. Richard Smith, better known as just Rick Smith has been the CEO of Securus Technology since June 23, 2008. Before he became the man entrusted with one of the most sensitive communication security, he had served as the president of another telecom, Eschelon Telecom Inc. His tenure at Eschelon included serving in various senior positions. He served as the Chief Operating Officer from 1999 March to July 23rd, 2003. His Tenure as the Chief Executive officer ran from August 2003 to August 2007. While serving as the Executive Officer, he was also doubling up as the President of Eschelon from April 2000 to August 2003.
Rick Smith as it turns out, has a very extensive career that lends to years of experience in managing information. He had served as a Controller, a Chief Information Officer, and as the President of Frontier Communications. His stint at Frontier Corp, now known as Global Crossing stretched from 1972 to 1998. Rick has also been the Vice President of the Midwest Telephone Operations. He has also served as a Director of Integra Telecom. Read more articles at Fox34.com
Securus Technologies is the industry’s leading provider of detainee communication services. It further provides parolee tracking technology and information management solution for government entities. Securus serves more than one million inmates across the nation and 2,600 prison facilities. It covers 45 states, Canada, Mexico and District of Columbia. Securus has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and four other regional offices in Dallas metro area and another regional office in Atlanta, Georgia.
With years of experience under his belt, he was the most suitable person to take the mantle as the CEO of Securus Technologies from Richard Falcone. Rick Smith was the transitional director for Securus Technologies which was then born from a merger in September 2004 of T-Netix and Evercom. The two were among the leading firms in the correction industry market. In June 2007 another acquisition was made of the Syscon Justice Systems. At the time Syscon was an internationally leading brand in Offender Management Systems. With that purchase, Securus Technologies became the name of the new corporation.
Rick Smith is a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo and a Masters in Mathematics attained from State University of New York, Brockport. He also has an MBA from the University of Rochester. Rick Smith is also an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned this from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Rick Smith has continued to steer Securus Technologies towards its vision of being a recognized provider of comprehensive, innovative technical solutions coupled with excellent customer service to meet the very specialized requirements of correctional and law enforcement agencies.
Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.