Richard Smith or Rick as he is famously known is the Founder and CEO of Securus Technologies, an inmate communication company based in Carrollton, Texas. He previously held the position of President, CEO and Corporate Operating Officer at Eschelon Telecommunication, Director of Integra Telecom and served in various positions at Global Crossing North America Inc. According to Bloomberg, Rick has been the CEO and President of Securus Technologies since June 2008. He joined Eschelon Telecom as President in April 2000 and served until August 2003. He was later promoted to the position of company CEO, where he served from October 2008 to March 2000. At Global Crossing, Rick served for over 25 years from 1972 to 1998. According to Wikipedia
The positions he has held at Global Crossing, a company previously known as Frontier Corporation include that of VP of Financial Management, Chief Information Officer and Director of Business Development among others. Rick Smith is presently a Board Member at Integra Telecom Co Ltd and held the same portfolio at Eschelon Telecom Inc. According to a Wikipedia, Securus Technologies was established in 1986 and operates regional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Allen and Carrolton in Texas. The civil and criminal justice technological solutions offered by the company are designed to solve and prevent crimes by incarcerated inmates. The company has a strong workforce of over 1,000 associates and has entered into a binding contract with more than 2500 correctional facilities
The solutions also serve over 1 million inmates in the US and Canada. The workforce includes 150 field officers stationed close to the company installations to ensure quick deployment. Aside from law enforcement and correctional facilities, Securus customer portfolio also includes private and public safety organizations. The company’s recent expansion strategy and prized assets are driven by the newly launched communication technologies, patents and string of acquisitions such as the acquisition of Syscon Justice Systems in 2007. The acquired entity is a leading brand in Offender Management Systems. According to the Securus technologies website, the company has over 140 patents with 90 pending, thanks to its commitment to innovation.
One of the products of this innovation is the Secure Call Platform (SCP), which has been widely embraced and boasts over 2000 installations. Over the years, Securus Technologies has also done a lot ensure compliance with SAS_70 and Sarbanes and Oaxley regulations. In line with its long-term growth commitment, the company commits over $18 million annually for reinvestment. Rick is also a highly decorated academic with an Associate’s Degree and MBA from University of Rochester, an overview on Bloomberg Profile reveals. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and a Masters Degree in Engineering also from SUNY. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.