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.