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Richard Smith of Securus Technologies Discusses Where He Sees the Industry Going

Richard A. Smith is the Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Chairman of the Board of Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas, is a technology company that provides its products and services to police departments and correctional facilities across the United States and Canada. Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 and has grown to have offices in Atlanta, Georgie, Carrollton, Texas, and Allen, Texas. Richard Smith was named the CEO of the company in June 2008.

Mr. Smith began his professional career in 1972 at Frontier Corporation. During his 26 year career at Frontier Corp., he was steadily promoted into higher positions of authority and responsibility. Among the positions he held as this company was Chief Information Officer, Director of Business Development, Vice President of Financial Management, Network Plant Operations Director, and President of Frontier Information Technologies.

In 1998 Rick Smith saw an opportunity to advance his career elsewhere and joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer. In 2000 he was promoted to President and in 2003 he was named the company’s Chief Executive Officer. As with Frontier Corporation, Eschelon Telecom was a telecommunications company. the company was purchased by Integra Telecom in March 2007 and soon after Mr. Smith decided to leave the company.

Telecommunications is a large part of what Securus Technologies provides as the company is the leading provider of telephone services in correctional facilities. Prisoners use Securus Technologies services and network in order to contact their family and friends. Due to this, Richard Smith was a natural fit to lead the company and was named to his position by the former-CEO, Richard Falcone. Securus Technologies has telecommunications contracts with about 2,600 correctional facilities in Canada and the United States. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

In March 2017 Securus Technologies released a press statement that discusses the future of inmate communications. In the statement Richard Smith said that just has communications have radically changed over the last 10 years he expects to see the same happening over the next 10 years. He went on to say that Securus Technologies uses its products and services to save lives and prevent as well as solve crime. He said one of the big changes he sees happening very soon is that inmates will be able to use either Securus Technologies devices or their own devices in order to communicate with approved individuals in the outside world. These calls would be over a centralized platform that features low per minute rates and access to databases that includes education, jobs, books, legal resources, and other areas. In the interests of public safety, Securus Technologies will still be able to assist with monitoring calls even when inmates use their own devices. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.

Tim Armour Leads The Way For The Capital Group

There are many ways for people to invest their money. Also, there are numerous goals that people have regarding the investment of their money. Some people are interested in short term investment gains while some other people are more interested in investments related to retirement. Whatever goals people have for the investments that they select regarding their money, most people tend to have a major decision related to who will handle the investments.

Some people prefer to manage their own investments while some people prefer to have a professional financial company handle their investments. There are several reasons why some people prefer to let a professional financial company handle their investments. One of the main reasons is because professional financial companies understand the financial industry. These companies are involved in every aspect of the financial industry on a daily basis. The companies see investment trends and keep up with a wide variety of financial news.

Most people do not have the time or expertise to manage investments to the level that quality professional financial companies can achieve. As a result, using a professional financial company is a very good decision for these people. One of the professional financial companies that is very good at managing investments is the Capital Group. The company has an outstanding reputation in the financial industry for managing its client’s investments.

The current chairman of the Capital Group is Timothy Armour. He was selected as the chairman because the former chairman Jim Rothenberg passed away and the company had a succession plan in place to select a new chairman once Jim Rotherberg passed away. The Capital Group is one of the best investment firms in the investment industry. The company has a popular fund that it maintains, and the fund is highly respected in the investment industry.

Timothy Armour holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College. Timothy Armour has over 30 years of experience in the investment industry. Timothy Armour has held a variety of jobs in the investment industry such as an equity portfolio manager and investment analyst. As the new chairman of the Capital Group, Timothy Armour is prepared to guide the company for many years.

Don Ressler Is a Talented Businessman

Many people have made a name for themselves in the online world of startups. Don Ressler is one of the most successful people to come out of this industry. He has gained a reputation for being one of the best entrepreneurs when it comes to launching successful retail sites. He has done this many times over the course of his remarkable career. This is truly astonishing when you stop to consider that most new companies in every industry fail a short time after they are launched. However, Don does not have this problem. Don Ressler has proven that he knows what the public wants to buy. This has made him a very popular man among investors.

The beauty and skincare industries have both been very kind to Don over the years. Ressler knows a lot about both of these industries and has used this knowledge when putting together websites that sell these types of products. Dermstore was the first very successful site that Don helped to launch. It sold many different types of skincare and beauty products from a wide variety of companies. The success of Dermstore helped to put Don’s name on the map and made him a force to be reckoned with in the startup world. Investors around the world soon wanted to find out more about Don and the projects he was working on.

Don eventually wanted to try launching a site that sold something that was totally unrelated to skincare and beauty products. He was not sure what type of industry to get involved with. A friend of his suggested that he start a clothing site. Don was apprehensive at first because there are many clothing sites already and the industry is very competitive. Don Ressler knew it would be very difficult for a new site to gain a foothold in the industry. However, he did not let this fact deter him. Don eventually gathered a talented team and together they launched JustFab. This site became the biggest success of Don’s career so far.

JustFab took off much faster than even Don could have imagined. He believes the popularity for the site comes from the fact that people can buy clothing that is made by many of the most famous brands for prices that are very competitive with other clothing sites on JustFab was particularly popular in countries like France. Many venture capitalists began seeking out Don to get involved with his future sites.

Andy Wirth: Businessman,Humanitarian and Environmental Friend

Andy Wirth is many things to many people. He has more than twenty-five years in mountain resort management, and has been the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Holdings, LLC since 2010. This is the parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, California. Before joining the ski resort business, he was a backcountry Ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park and a Hotshots wildland firefighter in Northern New Mexico.

According to Powder,  Andy Wirth is a member of many Boards of Directors around Lake Tahoe and in the Reno-Tahoe area. Some of these include:
• Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
• The Tahoe Fund
• Friends of Squaw Creek
• Chairman and President of Lake Tahoe Winter Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors
Since 2013, Andy Wirth has been an appointed member of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Bureau. Andy also serves on the Reno-Tahoe Airport Board of Trustees, and was recently elected Chairman of Reno-Tahoe Regional Air Service Corporation. Read more: Andy Wirth –

In his spare time, Andy Wirth has received many community service and professional awards. He received Steamboat Springs Business Leader of the Year Award in 2002, and in 2009 was on HSMAI’s list of Top Twenty-five Minds in Hospitality and Travel Sales and Marketing. Andy also received the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from Reno-Tahoe’s Airport Authority in 2012 and was presented the Citizen of the Year Award by Disabled Sports USA in 2014 when he also received the Community Five Award.

This award is a from a non-profit organization based out of Truckee, California and presented to athletes living with life-altering injuries to look at his energy and non-stop work ethic, no one would suspect that Andy Wirth came near death in a skydiving accident. His right arm was severed while skydiving in Lodi, California in the fall of 2013.

The arm was surgically reattached during the fifty days he spent in the hospital before returning to work at Squaw Valley. Upon his return, Andy co-founded an Ironman team titled “Wounded Warrior Support. The team enters Ironman competitions, raising money for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Andy’s Ironman team helps support special operations soldiers and families when they return home from their life-threatening missions. In addition to his fund-raising for the Navy SEAL Foundation, Andy is actively involved with community and environmental service organizations in the Lake Tahoe area.

Kyle Bass: Is the Man Seeking Chinese Economic Collapse?

Those who don’t know Kyle Bass may do well to research America’s 2008 economic crisis, in which he played an integral part. Kyle Bass used to work for Bear-Stearns, which was one of the top five investment banks on Wall Street prior the financial collapse. Bass’ employment dissolved with Bear-Stearns. Shortly thereafter the press released information which basically imploded the bank by the end of the week, forcing J.P. Morgan-Chase into a buyout. By the end of the year, the entire financial sector had imploded. It’s like Bear-Stearns was a domino before a million more which Bass knocked over.

Bass likely operates from a financial ethic that is socialist in nature. This is evidenced from his relationship to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, a prime-time socialist despot ruining Argentina at current. The woman has defaulted the country. Not once. Twice. How long did it take her? Well, under thirteen years. And Bass continuously supports her actions. Follow that up with his sub-par hedge fund, Hayman Capital Management. Hedge funds are called vulture funds because their profit ultimately comes from the losses of big companies. Bass’ hedge fund is based out of Austin, Texas; a city so well known for its socialism that it is called the Portland of the south. pointed out that Kyle Bass is now saying China’s currency will be forced into a devaluation within the next two to three years as a result of the ever-expanding Chinese credit bubble. Bass says this will happen within the next two to three years, and says there’s a forty to fifty percent chance it will happen in the next four months, by the end of 2016. Bass has been saying the collapse would happen by the end of 2016 with a high likelihood since the end of 2015. Is it possible his suggestion is merely that: a suggestion? Is he trying to hoodwink rich investors into curtailing Chinese expenditure so that the drop comes quicker and he’s able to reap his profit with expediency? Kyle Bass may very well be playing an additional angle that isn’t immediately apparent, here; though there’s no definitive way to tell for sure.