Review of Rick Smith Success Story in Management

Rick Smith is a renowned entrepreneur and a successful corporate executive. He has an excellent background and impressive track record in management. With an education background in technologies, Rick Smith has what it takes to drive any tech company to a higher level. Currently, Rick Smith is the CEO and chairman of Securus Technologies

Career Background

Before Joining Securus Technologies, Rick Smith has had an illustrious and successful executive career in different corporate companies. He has worked at Eschelon Telecom Inc. in various positions. From 1998 to March 2000, Rick served as the company’s chief financial officer. He then became the chief operating officer before being promoted to be the president of Eschelon Telecom until 2003. His dedication and exceptional management skills made him appointed the company’s CEO in 2003. As the CEO, Smith steered the company to improve its revenue from just $30 million to over $350 million. Also, he led the firm to a successful IPO in 2005.

Before joining Eschelon Telecom, Rick Smith worked at Frontier Corp for almost two decades. He served in various management positions including the vice president of the company. Also, at Frontier Information Technologies, Mr. Smith served as the chief information officer, the controller as well as the president. Furthermore, he worked at managerial positions in companies like Global Crossing North America Inc. and Midwest Telephone Operations Rick Smith graduated with an associate degree in Electrical Engineering in applied science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Also, he studied a professional degree in electrical engineering at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Mr. Smith has a masters degree in mathematics from the State University of New York, Brockport. In July 2008, Rick Smith was appointed the CEO of Securus Technology.

Securus Technologies

Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies is a private company that offers a wide range of services to both the criminal and civil justice. The profit-based company provides technology services that aim at improving the performance of prisons activities in North America. Its services assist the inmates to integrate with the technological advancement in the outside world. Therefore, inmates can make voice and visual calls to the loved ones as well as communicate through the emails.

At Securus Technologies, Rick Smith has steered the company to its utmost height. The company has invested more than $600 million in technologies, patents, acquisition, and expansion. It has created the largest and most sophisticated VOIP Correction calling platform in the world. His excellent leadership skills have enabled the company to among the best in the provision of services like emergency response, investigations, public information, communications, monitoring, inmate self-services, and biometric analysis. Currently, the Securus Technologies serves over 3,400 public safety as well as over 1.2 million inmates, correction agencies, and law enforcement.

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