Rick Smith, the current chairman and CEO of the Securus technologies has been the leader of the firm since 2008. Through his efforts, the general population stays safe since many correctional and law enforcement facilities rely on his technologies every day. Rick Smith started out with an associate degree in technology from the Rochester technology institute. He then advanced and received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York. He later got an MBA from the Simon school at the University of Rochester. With his vast knowledge in technology, Rick Smith has propelled Securus technologies to new heights.
When it comes to quality services and products in the correctional industry, Rick Smith was the undisputed leader that saw him take over as the CEO in July 2008. With Securus technologies having its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company, under Rick Smiths leadership, provides a diverse range of services for over 1000000 inmates and 2600 corrections spread across North America. Securus technologies have been thorough in delivering its commitments in services and technology. This includes emergency responses, incident management, monitoring, communications, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, public information and criminal investigations.
Under the leadership of Rick Smith, Securus technology being a leading for-profit Prison Company has invested over $600 billion US dollars in various technologies and patents in less than three years. This has boosted the company to one of the best in technological inventions. As a result, this has helped the criminal justice system to quickly see data patterns in an attempt to solve crimes, assist law enforcement agencies issue timely responses, track inmates’ behavior and make emergency responders more effective.
One of the most significant achievements is the implementation of clear video calls for visitors who visit inmates. The system has swiftly replaced face to face meetings. The invention improves safety and saves a lot of money used by prisons. Rick Smith has had numerous achievements in his career. He served as the CEO Eschelon Telecom Inc before joining Securus technologies. During his tenure at Eschelon, Rick increased the company’s revenue from $30 million to $350 million. The company also managed to have a successful IPO under his tenure. Owing to his technological knowledge and innovations by Securus technologies, it is estimated that Rick Smith has propelled Securus technologies to 600% higher compared to its competitors and more