The Dedicated And Driven Rick Smith

Who is Rick Smith, and what is Securus?

Richard Smith is the current Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, which is a company based out of the Dallas, Texas area. Rick Smith has been the CEO since June 23, 2008, and still presently holds the title. Rick Smith is also currently the owner of Securus. With his strong drive and dedication, he has improved every company that he has worked with in his extensive career.

Richard Smith attended notorious schools in New York.

First, he received his Associate’s degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Then, his next degree was from the State University of New York at Buffalo. That was where he got a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Then, he went to the University of Rochester to obtain his Masters of Bussiness Administration. He also has secured a Master’s in Engineering from the State University of New York. With this education, he was ready to move forward into a promising business career.

Smith has held many prestigious positions at thriving companies.

In 1972, he joined Global Crossing North America Inc. and held numerous positions with the company over the years until he left the company in 1998. He worked with them as a chief information officer, but later on advanced to such roles as director of Business Development and various president and vice president roles within the company.

After leaving Global Crossing, Rick Smith joined Eschelon Telecom Inc.

Smith worked at Eschelon from 1998 to 2000 as chief financial officer. In the next three years, he became president then CEO. He increased Eschelon Telecom’s profits by hundreds of millions of dollars. Rick Smith left Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 2007 and joined Securus Technologies with his current position as president and CEO. Under his leadership, Securus has been performing several hundred percents better than the competition and has had cutting-edge developments.

Securus Technologies provides technology to prisons.

Richard Falcone was the original founder and CEO of the company in 1986. At its’ founding, Securus had offices in Texas and Georgia. The company currently serves thousands of prisons across the United States.

Whitney Wolfe’s Landmark In Social Networking

Bumble BFF is a social female led dating application that uses Sadie Hawkins concept to connect new people. The application came into existence in 2014 after Whitney Wolfe wanted to break the traditional concept of dating by putting women in control. The Bumble BFF operates like any other dating site like Tinder. It has pictures, matches and the swiping feature. The only difference is it that women are in control of the experience, and have the power to control how they perceive themselves. The goal is to expand the application not only as a dating site but also a platform where people could professionally and socially network.

Recently, a hangout joint called the Hive opened in New York City. The physical location is at 158 Mercer Street, Soho. It would be a meet up place for dates or even a place where people could only spend time. The launching of the Hive will include other events that dwell on relationships and entrepreneurship from the female perspective. Even though the Hive will only open for a period, there are plans for future ventures in other cities. The Hive will offer both bar and coffee related services where sale returns will proceed to charity. It will run from 8 am to 10 pm on Thursdays to Fridays, 10 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, and 10 am to 8 pm on Sundays.

Whitney Wolfe is an American entrepreneur who completed her major in International Studies are Southern Methodist University. In college, Whitney partnered with Patrick Aufdenkem to found a non-profit organization called the Help Us project. After graduation, she moved to South East Asia to work with orphanages. Later at 22 years, she joined Hatch Clubs and after helping in the co-founding of Tinder. She then became the vice president of the marketing department.

At Tinder, Whitney Wolfe played a very active role in popularizing the application to college students. She facilitated the download of the apps by college students. She, however, left Tinder and formed her dating app in collaboration with Andrey Andreev. Whitney Wolfe founded Bumble BFF to help people find friends. Whitney Wolfe was named by Elles Women in 2016 and also by Forbes early this year in the 30 under 30.

Scott Rocklage of 5AM Ventures does Interview on Ideamensch

The interview between Scott Rocklage of 5 AM Ventuers and Ideamensch begin with Ideamensch asking Mr. Rocklage of where he got the idea to launch his investment firm. Mr. Rocklage said that his business is a unique one. It is a venture capital based firm that invests in ideas and developments in the life sciences. The name 5AM Ventures refers to the fact that his firm is heavily involved in the early aspects of business and product development and formation. Getting up at 5 A.M. is early and 5AM Ventures specializes in the early development of companies it invests its money in.

Next, Scott Rocklage was asked how a regular day works out for him. Ideamensch followed this up by asking Mr. Rocklage how he tries to make his workday more efficient. Mr. Rocklage says he does not have a set routine or regular day that he can expect. His days vary. Scott says that sometimes he spends days at a time researching and studying the science behind a startup or product. At other times he is involved with the business and management side of business. This involves attending board meetings, meeting with financial officers and reviewing the portfolio of 5AM Ventures.

Ideamensch later asked Scott Rocklage as a businessman, how does he bring ideas to life at his company. Rocklage said that he works very closely with other people in his line of work to help them forge their new idea into a medicine, device or process that can be used to treat diseases or alleviate suffering. This involves working not only with scientists and medical experts, but business professionals such as executives and other investors as well. Click here to know more.

Dr. Rocklage was asked which current trend in medicine or technology he finds the most exciting or interesting. Scott Rocklage said that the targeting ability of new drugs to be able to target specific mutations when fighting diseases is a major breakthrough. The ability of other drugs to target a certain kind of phenotype is another exciting development. These developments will all lead to more effective cancer treatments that can save lives and prolong them.