Rick Smith, the CEO of Securus Technologies, has worked his way up through the telecommunications industry to reach the position he holds today. Securus Technologies is a company that provides civil and criminal justice solution to correction facilities. Rick Smith is honored to be a part of a company that helps to keep the public safe.
Before starting his career, Rick Smith focused on his education. He spent years earning the degrees he would need to be able to hold the positions he wanted. He has an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. That wasn’t enough for him though, he also got a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering once going to the State University of New York, where he also earned a Masters in Mathematics. He then went back to college and received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School. His impressive educational background prepared him for the future roles he would serve in companies. Read more articles at Fox34.com
He became Vice President in charge of Financial Management at Frontier Corp in 1997. He stayed here for a year before moving on to Eschelon Telecom Inc, which provided him with much experience. From 1998 to 2000 he served as their Chief Financial Officer. He was also their Chief Operating Officer between 1999 and 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he was the company’s Chief Executive Officer, as well as their President from 2000 to 2003. He remained the CEO at Eschelon Telecom until In 2008, when he became the President and CEO of Securus Technologies.
Rick Smith says that his job is better than being a doctor. He feels this way because of the lives that Securus Technologies has saved through monitoring the calls of inmates. Securus has helped to solve crimes that wouldn’t otherwise be solved. With his education, experience, and skills Rick Smith is the perfect person to lead this company forward and help them to stay innovative as well as competitive. Securus currently has 800 products that are used in law enforcement and corrections sectors, and new products are being developed. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.