Rick Smith is well rounded in business. Before starting is career, Rick studied intensely at multiple colleges, including the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Smith has an MBA, Bachelors in Engineering, Master’s in Engineering, and an Associates degree. It was important for Rick to have the proper educational background to pursue what he wanted to do in business.
In 1972, Rick Smith started working for global Crossing North America Inc. and held many positions for the company. He ended working there in 1998 and started for Eschelon Telecom Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer. 2 years later (in 2000) he was promoted to President/COO for Eschelon and 3 years later he was promoted again as the president/CEO of Eschelon were he is still serving at. These experiences, and is success at such companies, lead to is getting the CEO position at SECURUS Technologies in 2008. Read more on Crunchbase.com
SECURUS Technologies connects families and friends to their loved ones who are incarcerated. SECURUS as invested well over $600 million in the telecommunications industry for patents, technology, and even acquisitions. JPay was previously the leader in correction communications, but in 2015 SECURUS bout the company, boosting SECURUS to the top of the market. “We now can offer virtually anything that is high tech/software-based that correction agencies need to operate a modern prison or jail. We have admired JPay as an innovative force in our industry for years, and have watched their continued success. It was an opportune time to combine our products and teams,” Mr. Smith said in an interview with prnewswire.
Under Rick Smith’s leadership, SECURUS has become the most trusted telecommunication service for law enforcement agencies and prisons alike. Releasing development proposals for services and products once a week as been a great help for law agencies to be able to solve crimes and help manage social distortion. Rick also says tat they ave received thousands of e-mails from clients and customers praising the company for their dedication to providing top notch services and for their help in keeping society, as well as inmates, friends, and family safe. Smith says tat safety and security are embedded in the SECURUS DNA as they have the honor to protect and serve the community in helping them be more socially aware and responsible.
SECURUS Technologies is based in Dallas, TX and serves over 2,600 public safety, law enforcement, and correction agencies. Serving more than 1 million inmates across North America, SECURUS as a plethora of services offered to help make the environment inmates live in a safer place to live. View more articles at HealingMagic.Net