“The Man From Securus” is none other than Rick Smith. Smith is the CEO (chief executive officer) of Securus Technologies. He is a businessman who has been employed as CEO for over 8 years now as this goes to press.According to some online sources, Rick Smith is specifically responsible for moving the business into the future. He has also aided the company in achieving and maintaining a position of undisputed leadership in providers of high-quality products and services to penal institutions.

Higher Education

After Smith graduated from high school, he went to the Rochester Institute of Technology where he completed an associate’s degree. He then moved on to the State University of New York, Buffalo where he finished his bachelor’s degree in engineering. After that, Smith earned a master’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York. Lastly, he scored his MBA at the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

Business-Related Background

Various online sources report that Smith still holds his current position is partially due to his significant education, work experience, leadership ability, and specific skill set. Smith’s professional resume indicates that he has been employed in several different areas including telecommunications, business development and finance, information technology, and operations among others.

Prior Positions

From 1972 until 1998 Rick Smith held a few positions while he was employed by a company called Global Crossing North America Inc. Among them was that of controller and chief information officer. Additionally, he has also served as the director of network plant operations, the business development director, the financial management vice-president, the Midwest telephone operations vice-president, and the frontier information technologies president.From 1998 to 2000 Smith was employed by Eschelon Telecom Inc. He served as the chief financial officer (CFO). In 2000, he worked as the president. In 2003 he was promoted to the position of CEO until 2007.In 2008, Smith became the CEO and president of Securus Technologies. In 2009 he took the position of company chairman. The business now reportedly offers more products and services than any other competitor.

Smith And Securus Technologies

Smith’s management skills are given partial credit, Securus presently has its own call center, a staff of fully-trained field technicians, and the biggest VOIP Corrections calling platform anywhere. The company has taken in more than $600 million in patents, technologies, and acquisitions. The Dallas, Texas-based company presently provides their products and services to over 2,600 public safety, corrections, and law enforcement agencies as well as 1,000,000 inmates on the North American continent. Rick Smith and the entire team at Securus Technologies strive to further the company’s commitment to conveniently providing the penal industry with a number of different tech products and services.