In 2008, Richard Smith, better known as Rick, became the Chief Executive Officer and President of Securus Technologies, Inc. He has been the Chairman of Securus Technologies, Inc. since 2009 and has been its Director since 2008. Securus Technologies Inc. is a company that provides the leading technology solutions for improving public safety.
Rick Smith has a wide range of knowledge and experience in financial management. Prior to joining Securus Technologies, Inc., Smith served as the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. for a little over 3 years. He also held the position of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the company. Not to mention, Smith was also the Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. from October 1998 to March 2000. In 1997, he became apart of the Frontier Corporation (now Global Crossing), as the Vice President of financial management. Smith became the Controller, Chief Information Officer, and President of Frontier Information Technologies. He also served as the Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Network Plant Operations Director, and Director of Business Development. Smith became the Director of Integra Telecom. In July 2000, he also served as the Director of Eschelon Telecom Inc.
Rick Smith obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Masters in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. However, he didn’t stop there. Shortly after, Smith attended the University of Rochester’s Simon School and received a Masters in Business Administration.
Due to his extensive background history, Smith was the right person to join the team at Securus. Since joining, he has boosted the clientele list throughout the United States and Canada. Therefore, he improved the Securus name in the telecommunications and security market.
In March 2017, Rick Smith initiated a press conference for Securus. He wanted to push the company forward in a positive way. In his statement, he mentioned that Securus had the determination to revamp their services in order to change communication systems. He made it clear that Securus had a firm commitment in providing products and services that would save many lives and decrease the crime rate. Rick Smith Securus made a promise that in the future, inmates would be able to utilize Securus Technology products to get in contact with their loved ones, with approval. The calls will be performed in a way that allows low costs per minute. Prisoners will also be able to obtain jobs, legal resources, books, and educational opportunities. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.