The Trail of Rich Experience That Landed Rick Smith at Securus

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.

Fabletics Skyrocket Success and Kate Hudson’s Tips on How It Got There

One company that has seen a lot of recent media for its extreme success in a heavily saturated market is Fabletics, brainchild of actress and fitness lover Kate Hudson. The company has generated upwards of $250 million dollars since its founding three years ago and is making waves for its unique membership model and “reverse showrooming” approach. This approach invites users into a virtual membership community where products are showcased rather than into a physical store to make a purchase, where many go simply to peruse and then later buy online.

 

Fabletics and Kate Hudson were recently showcased in a CNBC article highlighting the companies skyrocket growth. The article focused on how the brand had seen a 43% growth in 2016, in a market that was not only saturated with other “athleisure” names that had been around for a good deal many years, but on how they beat out competitors to become the top brand in the category.

 

So how did they do it? What’s the secret recipe for success? That comes from the top down. The article outlined Kate Hudson’s five rules for success of her, or any brand, and they were incredibly enlightening.

 

First, she recommended identifying market opportunities. When she saw that fun “athleisure” clothing was becoming more of a trend than a piece of the wardrobe made for function, she looked at the gaps in the offerings. There were the traditional function staples and then there were extremely high end companies offering leggings at an upward of $250 – obviously not ideal for many people. After identifying that gap in the market, she moved to her second tip – rely on big data – to profile what her clients actually wanted and then to craft clothing and price points that fit the consumers’ needs, rather than just focusing on a small niche.

 

From there, Kate recommended that you continue to stay hands on with your brand, even after a success as massive as Fabletics. She also recommended to ensure you stay inspired and believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to take risks. These last two led to her recent inspiration to add a plus-size component to her line, meaning her active wear will be accessible to all body shapes and sizes.

 

Interested in finding out more about this rapidly growing brand? There is a fun (and free!) Lifestyle Quiz on the website that allows visitors to answer simple questions that create a unique style profile of their exact tastes in fitness wear.

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E-governe’s Success in Improving Service Delivery in the Public Sector through Technology

E-governe is a technology group that is involved in the provision of enterprise information technology infrastructure. The group offers enterprise management solutions mostly to government institutions. The company is achieving great success and improving the service delivery of state agencies. E-governe has implemented successful projects covering areas such as human resources, public service, health and education among others.

The company is utilizing advances in technology to change the way the government interacts with citizens, civil servants, and stakeholders. The result is enterprise-wide digital platforms, which are enabling better efficiency and improved public administration. In health, the group is reducing service queues and increasing the number of people served. By monitoring in real time the queues in the various units of a health institution, the management can make quick decisions on the spot to improve service delivery.

Integration with other government departments allows for better planning and monitoring of allocated resources. It also becomes easier to connect to other state agencies using the same program enabling control of the flow of patients as they can be tracked through the system. It also enables health reporting and statistics essential for each agency to put in place sustainable programs on assespro.org.br. Improved efficiency means less wastage of funds making it possible to use the same budget to achieve greater reachability.

The group boasts of connected smart cities and has had successful implementations in Vitoria, Teresina, Osasco, Parana and Curitiba among many others. Urban populations are on the rise in all parts of the world. This means millions of people with devices connected online in smaller geographical spreads. E-governe is offering pioneering solutions to jump-start the productivity of cities and accelerate economic growth.

It makes a strong case for technology companies such as E-governe to enable collaboration, learning, and provision of new services to keep up with the new urban ecosystems. Information systems also enable better urban planning and infrastructure development at https://jccavalcanti.wordpress.com/2007/04/01/fique-nu-e-governe-o-mundo/. Citizens enjoy convenient ways to interact with the active administration and can influence policy direction without necessarily waiting to vote out the administration to make their voices heard.

As cities and urban populations grow, technology enables improved service delivery times, increased safety and a better quality of service. This connectivity is expected to be in every part of our lives including at home, education facilities, work sites, public sector and even recreational locations. Connected schools are better. They enjoy reduced downtime, faster sharing of management reports and customized information systems to suit each school’s unique requirements.

E-governe consists of niche technology companies that have joined forces to leverage their individual strengths. These are Consult, Sisterplan and Minauro. Working under the auspices of the Institute of Intelligent Cities, ICI, E-governe works with public and private stakeholders such as local technology companies, municipal and state public officials, entrepreneurs, local business and academic communities.

Technology is becoming a core component of good service delivery, especially in public administration. It is enabling simpler, quicker and more focused service delivery. The human resources modules enable improved process controls and cost reduction. E-governe is dedicated to the best practices of corporate governance with innovation being a top priority to stay on top of emerging trends.

Jim Tananbaum Speaks On New Venture Partner

Jim Tananbaum, CEO and founder of Foresite Capital (a healthcare growth equity firm), recently welcomed the newest venture partner of the firm. The firm announced that Molly He, Ph.D., would be the next addition to their venture partnership. She brings 15 solid years of pharmaceutical and genomic research and developmental experience to Foresite Capital and is the former senior director at Illumina, an American company incorporated in April 1998 that develops, manufactures and markets integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function. As per Bloomberg, Tananbaum states that “With her extensive expertise in genomics and drug development and her remarkable track record of leadership, she will be an invaluable resource to Foresite as we continue to expand and diversify our portfolio of transformational companies.” Dr. He finished her schooling with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Nankai University and a Ph.D. in protein biophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Not only is she well-accomplished academically, but also scholarly. She has authored over 20 published papers and is the owner of more than 20 patent issued patents and patent applications in the medicine and sequencing fields.

According to Businesswire, Jim Tananbaum is a well-versed CEO and has over 25 years of experience in his industry. And as Forbes states, “Earlier in his career, he has been part of Prospect Venture Partners II and III and Sierra Ventures. His major investments included Amira Pharmaceuticals, Amerigroup, Healtheon, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. He holds a BS and a B.S.E.E. from Yale University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, an MS from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.”

Throughout his illustrious career, he has been a part of building multiple healthcare franchises and even sold GelTex Pharmaceuticals (of which he was also the founder) for 1.6 billion dollars. Currently, the sales of Renzel (GelTex’s highest selling drug), brings in a revenue stream of around 1 billion dollars annually. Interestingly enough, Mr. Tananbaum started this company while still in college at Harvard University. More details can be found on Insidermonkey.com

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