Rich Smith is the current CEO of Dallas-based Securus Technologies. The company was founded in 1986 and provides technological services such as emergency response, communications, and public information among others to prisons in America. The company has contracts with around 2,600 correction facilities across the country and has employed about 1,000 people.
Securus Technologies has for a long time been a significant part of the American correctional facilities system. The company has always been determined to deliver secured technologies for their clients. The company serves the needs of prisoners, correctional guards, and people who want to get into contact with their loved ones in the various prisons in the US.
Smith attended Rochester Institute of Technology for his Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. He also did his MBA at the same university. He then joined the State University of New York for his Master’s degree in Mathematics. Lastly, he entered State University of New York at Buffalo for his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Smith has worked in various positions in different companies. He worked at Eschelon Telecom Inc. as the president and CEO. Between 1972 and 1998, he worked at Global Crossing North America Inc. and held various positions. From 2000 to 2003, he was the president and COO of Eschelon Telecom Inc. He then joined Securus Technologies Inc. as the president and CEO. In 2014, he became the company’s CEO, a position he still holds today.
In addition to working at various companies, Smith is also a board member in certain companies. He is a board member at Integra Telecom Co. Ltd. Besides, he is a board member at Eschelon Telecom Inc.
Rick Smith Brings a Level of Experience to Securus Technologies
On September 2017, Smith was officially announced as the CEO of Securus Technologies. He is a very educated person and is expected to bring a lot of benefits to the company. He has a lot of experience having worked in various companies in his career. Furthermore, he is renowned for his strong passion to deliver.
At the company, Smith is determined to enhance the overall performance of the American prison system by providing the right technologies. At the same time, he is determined to achieve this while still providing the highest level of security that can be achieved via technology. The technology is designed to help inmates connect with the development taking place in the outside world, their families and friends too.
In his entire career, Smith is known for overcoming challenges in his workplace. At the company, he is expected to provide solutions to the various challenges faced by the company while offering their services to prisoners who rely on them. He is expected to enhance the delivery of the services much needed in the different correction facilities.