Rick Smith – Leader of One of the Biggest Companies in Prison Technologies

Mr. Richard A. Smith has been the President and CEO of Securus Technologies Inc. since June 23, 2008. He is a highly educated businessman and leader. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. After that, he went to the State University of New York for his Master’s education also in Engineering. Mr. Rick Smith also has an Associate’s Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MDA from the University of Rochester.

Mr. Rick Smith has a rich professional experience. His career started in March 1972 at the Frontier Corp., (now known as Global Crossing). He occupied a number of positions until 1998 – Controller, Chief Information Officer, Network Plant Operations Director, President of Frontier Information Technologies, Director of Business Development and Vice President, and Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations. In October 1988, Mr. Rick Smith became Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. In March 1999 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and then he received another promotion and took the position of President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. in April 2000. He served as Chief Executive Officer at that position until August 2007 as well. On June 23, 2008, Mr. Rick Smith started occupying the position of the Chief Executive Officer and President of the company Securus Technologies, Inc. Mr. Rick Smith is currently a valued member of the Boards of two other companies – Integra Telecom Co Ltd and Eschelon Telecom Inc., for which he previously worked for many years. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.

Securus Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1986. The company is for-profit and works in the field of prison technology. Securus Technologies has its headquarters located in Dallas in the state of Texas and also has an official website. The areas which use the services of the company are Atlanta in the state of Georgia as well as the cities of Carrollton and Allen in the state of Texas. The company has, give or take, a thousand employees and is known to have served a total of 2 200 correctional facilities all across the United States of America as well as Canada. The company made an announcement in 2016 about the estimated $600 million that have been invested into new cutting edge technology, acquisitions, and patents over the course of the last three years. In 2007 Securus Technologies, Inc. expanded significantly when they acquired the company Syscon Justice Systems which is an international brand and leading power in the field of Offender Management Systems. Since Securus Technologies, Inc. came to be and joined their industry, the company has been expanding and growing. Today, it is a leading power in their line of work both in the USA and Canada.

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