It’s nearly a decade since Rick Smith assumed his CEO position at Securus Technologies Inc. leading a company that has been around for more than 30 years isn’t an easy task as many would think. New startups are designed to penetrate the current market whereas old companies need to deal with the market dynamics at every point in any given timeline. Ever since it was founded in 1986, Securus Technologies has undertaken various strategic implementations to ensure that it delivers the best to its clientele. Smith took over from his predecessor Richard Fallcone in July of 2008 and since his ascension to the post he has seen the company grow into what it is today, a millennial technology hub.
Securus Technologies Inc
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies Inc is an American for-profit prison technology corporation. The company was started in 1986 as means to serve the regional suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Carrolton and Allen Texas. Under its wing, it is said to have 140 patents all revolving in the technologies and communication industries. What the company offers is a more compact way for prisoners to communicate with outsiders. Its efficient technology has helped various prison systems to replace the old face to face visits with on the go voice and video calls. It has also enhanced prison security through its biometric technology.In 2016, Securus Inc announced that it had investments worth $600 million across the U.S and Canada. Currently, Securus Technologies is said to have contracts with more than 2600 correctional facilities in America and serves an estimated 2200 correctional facilities in U.S and Canada. The company is also a major employer having around 1000 employs in its payroll.
Rick Smith’s educational and employment background
A master at what he does, Rick maintains an impressive portfolio. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York buffalo and an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School. In addition to his Electrical Engineering and Business Courses, Rick holds a Masters of mathematics at State University of Brockport.Prior to his appointment as Securus Inc CEO, Rick held a series of posts in various disciplines at Frontier Information Technologies. Some of the positions he held include serving as Vice President of financial management (1997-1998). He has also worked as president at Midwest Telephone Operations, other positions he held here are: Director of Business Development and Director of Network Plant Operations Director. Rick has also served as Director at Eschelon Telecom Inc and Integra Telecom Inc. In addition, he has also served as President at Eschelon Telecom Inc (2000-2003).