Rick Smith is internationally recognized as an accomplished investor and a tech executive. He is the CEO of Securus Technologies. He took over the management of Securus Technologies back in June of 2008. Securus Technologies is internationally recognized for not only being a profit technology but also for the products and services it offers which aim at solving and preventing crimes.
Rick has the much-needed expertise to oversee the company, and this is attributed to the fact that he served in some administrative capacities in a wide range of sectors while working at Frontier Corporation. Rick Smith served in the following fields; accounting, IT, business development and operations and management. Rick was the head of Eschelon Telecom for about nine years. During this period the revenue of Eschelon increased from $ 30 million to over $350 million.
Rick Smith has utterly transformed the way Securus Technologies operates. He has fueled the culture of entrepreneurship and teamwork in the workplace. He has also promoted a culture of hard work and responsibility. That is evident from the fact that the staff of his company works around the clock to come up with products that guarantee smooth operations about correctional agencies.
The hard work, commitment and a sense of responsibility have made Securus Technologies to win the hearts of many clients such as close family members, incarcerated people, correctional officers, and friends. Rick has managed to develop positive relations with his customers, and this is evident from the positive comments and ratings that the company receives.
Rick has an associate degree in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. Also, he holds an MBA from the University of Rochester. Rick Smith also has a master’s degree from the State University of New York. He majored and mastered in mathematics. Rick has also acquired a professional degree from the State University of New York situated in Buffalo, where he studied a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Technology is a world that is changing with every passing hour.
To remain updated with the technological world, Smith pursues short professional courses. On top of that, he regularly attends educational conferences to remain updated. His educational background and his continuous search for education have contributed to his leadership skills which have made Securus Technologies live up to its name. Before becoming the CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick worked with other companies where he held several leadership positions. He worked with Eschelon Telecom as the Chief Financial Officer up to March 2000. He then became the Chief Operating Officer until 2003. After that, he was promoted to be the president of Eschelon Telecom Inc. Before Eschelon, Rick served as the vice president of financial management at Frontier Corp. He worked for 20 years with Frontier which has highly contributed to the success of his career because this is where he grew his resume.