Rick Smith is quickly becoming one of the most prominent people in the telecommunications world. After proving himself to be a strong leader and impressive innovator, he was hired by Securus Technologies Inc. as their President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman. He was given this position in 2008 and ever since he has made huge changes to the company. All of these changes have allowed to perform better, improve their products and services, and surpass even their strongest competitors. Rick Smith was able to guide them through these changes with his expert leadership skill and dedication to the success of the company. He is constantly striving to make improvements and he seeks to deliver high-quality products that benefit his clients.
Rick Smith started out being interested in technology and finance. This led to him earning his associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He continued his education at the State University of New York and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering during his time there. He also got a master’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York. Afterward, in order combine his tech skills with the business end of things, he went back to the University of Rochester and got an MBA. All this hard work paid off when he was hired at the Global Crossing North American Inc. This job served as the foundation for Rick Smith’s current success because he was able to build experience and really learn about the industry. He also fine tuned his leadership skills while he worked there and enjoyed several impressive promotions inside the company. He later worked at Eschelon Telecom as their Chief Financial Officer and ultimately became their Chief Executive Officer. He turned the company around and improve their income significantly.
This caught the attention of Securus and they quickly hired him to join their team. Under Rick Smith’s guidance, Securus has made leaps within the telecommunications company and they are now the leading company that provides services to law enforcement and corrections facility. They also worked with public safety companies. Rick Smith has always been drawn to technology and he believes it to be the future of Securus. Thanks to him, Securus now has several successful investments with new technologies. This progressive take on business is what has made Rick Smith so successful. He has a huge network within several industries and is able to use that to push Securus toward even higher success. He continues to prove himself as both a leader and as an innovator. He recently introduced video chat to the services that offered to Securus clients. This is great for the families of inmates because they are now able to see their loved one whenever they like.