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.