For you to become the CEO of an organization, you have to be outstanding in your leadership, skills and have a rich academic background as well. Every successful CEO has struggled to get his/her way up. It is this struggle that makes them special. The success of a company depends on the company’s CEO. This is because it is the duty of the CEO to strategize the company’s next move, and also approve any ideas from the staff, board of directors and community. It is, therefore, very important for a company to ensure that they have an able CEO.Securus technology saw this special skills in Rick Smith and made him the CEO of the company in 23rd June 2008.The Securus firm was formed by the merging of two highly ranked correctional facilities. This facilities are Netix and Evercom. This two companies merged in September, 2004.
A lot of positive changes have been observed since Rick Smith took over Securus leadership. Rick Smith is very competent in his work. This is as a result of the experience that he acquired before joining Securus technologies. Rick Smith was the CEO of Eschelon Telcom where he transformed the company’s revenue from $30 to $350.Apart from this achievement, Rick Smith is also remembered for developing EBITBDA to $80 million. Apart from his great experience, the other factor that makes the CEO outstanding is his rich education background. Rick Smith, has an MBA, Bachelor in Science of Engineering and a master’s degree in mathematics.With this combination and his high innovation, securus technology is changing the face of the world.
The Securus technology, cooperates with the penitentiary authorities to make the life of the inmates and the people close to them easier.This is by ensuring that the inmates are able to keep in touch with their family members. Some of the inmates, are parents and not having a chance to communicate with their family would kill the bond that once existed. Although, communication does not fill the void of not seeing the family member every day, the relationship is still maintained.The Securus technology, has taken measures to ensure that the inmates do not use the innovations to disrupt the peace of the society. This is because if not well coded some convicts who may not have reformed, may use the technology to link with the law breaker who may have not been caught, to hurt the citizens. Rick Smith also took the measures to ensure that the technology does not lead to prison breaks.The concern Securus technology, led by Rick Smith is to take care of the public safety at large. This includes the prisoners as well. It is no doubt that he is the ideal leader of the organization.
Rick Smith studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he attained an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. Rick furthered his training in electrical engineering at the State University of New York, Buffalo and attained a bachelor’s degree. Mr. Smith proceeded to the State University of New York, Brockport where he attained his master’s degree in mathematics. He also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.He started his career in 1972 where he was employed as the Chief Information Officer at the Global Crossing North America Inc. Mr. Smith was promoted to be the Network Plant Operation Director, and then as the Vice President of Financial Management before his resignation from the firm. He joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 1998 when he was hired as the Chief Financial officer. Rick was promoted to be the Chief Operating Officer and later became the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. Rick was hired as the Chief Executive Officer of the renowned Securus Technologies. In addition to his role at Securus Technologies, Rick is also a Board Member of Integra Telecom Co. Ltd.
Securus Technologies is one of the prominent technology providers to correctional institutions in the United States. The firm provides solutions that help the facilities to prevent and control inmate crimes. Securus is headquartered in Dallas and provide services to more than one million inmates in approximately 2,600 correctional institutions across 45 states. Rick’s focus, drive, and experience have contributed to the success of Securus Technologies.Rick Smith has vast experience in business development, telecommunication, finance, and information technology, which is what made him acquire the position at Securus. Under his leadership, the company has been more devoted to providing top-notch technology to the correctional community by ensuring that investigations are done efficiently, inmates criminal actions are controlled, close communication monitoring, and biometric analysis.
Rick added John Bell, who has more than three decades of experience in the professional portfolio, to the sales executive team to ensure the prosperity of the company continues. He will be of great help as the company plans to expand their products to more than 800 for law enforcement and correction department.Rick Smith has led Securus Technologies to be one of the prominent service providers in the sector. He is an investor at Creek Technologies, an ultra-modern firm which will specialize in producing software and hardware to make Securus expand nationwide. Rick’s main ambition is to build a safer society, and his mission is to serve the society by protecting them.Mr. Smith has ensured that Securus Technologies has maintained its legacy. He has influenced the customer care services in the firm by providing a platform for the clients to give feedback and receive a response.
Eric Pulier is not one to get defeated when things don’t go quite the way he planned. He spent a lot of time and money building a company in cloud computing that he thought would take off when another company bought it, but instead it went nowhere and Pulier took it hard. But in the failure of that company to take off, Pulier took an interest in disruptive technology and started the base of his seed organization, vAtoamic Systems. He became interested in mobile apps due to the growth of Uber and the use of Bitcoins and blockchain technology.
Eric Pulier really was in effect a prodigy of computers. While he was still in elementary school he became self-taught at programming and by high school had already formed a company. He was accepted to Harvard where he studied literature and wrote for the Crimson newspaper and you can still find his columns at the Crimson’s author pages today. He took classes at MIT at the same time and by 1988 had graduated magna cum laude with degrees in the literary and IT fields.
Pulier took his computer programming skills to Los Angeles where an organization he formed known as People Doing Things became a company known as Digital Evolution. Digital Evolution used interactive video and web marketing for big clients such as Toyota and Warner Brothers, and Pulier also worked with government agencies. Then President Bill Clinton also chose him to head the “Bridge to the 21st Century” as part of the Presidential Technology Forum.
In 1998 Digital Evolution was purchased by US Interactive LLC and Pulier started going into cloud technology. He founded Akana which became a host company for service-oriented software, and it was later sold to Rogue Wave. He also wrote the book “Understanding Enterprise SOA”. In 2005 he started ServiceMesh, one of the most advanced cloud-based software integration programs. About 6 years later he formed the Cloud Enterprise Leadership Council which was merged to TM Forum. Pulier has won several awards and recognitions including making the list of VAR Business’s Top 30 eVisionaries. He also guides young people at XPrize Foundation.