Rick Smith is the owner of the leading prison communication technology company, Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies serves 2,600 correctional facilities across the country and has contracts with the correctional facilities in Canada as well. In the last few years, Securus Technologies, under the leadership of Rick Smith has grown substantially, making an investment of over $600 million in acquisitions, technology development and research and patents. Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, but has offices located across the United States in Atlanta, Carrollton, and Allen.
Securus Technologies as we know today has emerged as the market leader in prison communication and law enforcement technology as a result of merger and acquisitions of other market leaders in the correctional technology sphere, such as T-Netix, Evercom, and Syscon Justice Systems. Rick Smith helped facilitate these transactions to make Securus Technologies a pioneering company in the field and has tremendously contributed to the firm’s growth regarding size and revenue. Rick Smith’s passion for the business and the drive to take the company to new heights of success made him the ideal choice as the CEO of the company, a decision that was announced by Richard Falcone of Securus Technologies on June 23rd, 2008. Read more on Crunchbase.com
The extensive experience and a solid background of Rick Smith in the IT sector made him capable and a perfect choice to be named the company’s next CEO. Rick Smith has a solid academic background, completing Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, Masters in Business Administration as well as Masters in Mathematics. The extensive academic knowledge mixed with the practical experience of working in the IT sector for many years has helped him gather the much-needed experience necessary to take Securus Technologies to the next level. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
Securus Technologies has a very hard working and determined workforce of over 1,000 employees. In the recent Stevie Awards, Securus Technologies won the Gold Stevie Awards for the best customer service training team, which is the sign of landmark success that company achieved, considering it won over 2,300 other participants who applied for the awards. As a technology firm, the company aims to alleviate the stress of the prisoners and make the incarceration experience less stressful and well-connected to the friends and families. It helps the inmates to stay in touch with the outside world and make the prison time a not-so-lonely time, which only adds to the psychological trauma that the prisoners go through.
Rick Smith before joining Securus Technologies has had a colorful career with a stream of achievements over the years, including working for Frontier Corporation, where he was responsible for managing business development, operations, business management, recruitment and staffing, IT, and finance. Previously, he served as the CEO of Eschelon Telecom Inc, where he helped the company multiply its profits from $30 million to over $350 million in just a few years.