Rick Smith is one of the most talented and dynamic business leaders in the IT sector and has helped Securus Technologies grow manifolds in the past few years. The company serves over a million customers across the United States, and its products and services reach close to 120,000 inmates throughout North America. The strategic planning and investments made under the leadership of Rick Smith have helped Securus Technologies merge and acquire other leading firms in the prison communication technology and law enforcement products and services, including T-Netix, Syscon Justice Systems, and Evercom.
It has helped Securus Technologies secure a top position in the field of prison communication and criminal justice technology. Over the years, Rick Smith has also facilitated the investment of over $600 million in research and development, securing patents, merger and acquisitions and upgrading and innovating technologies.
Acquiring Syscon Justice Systems proved to be a breakthrough for Securus Technologies as Syscon Justice Systems was a global leader in the arena of offender management systems. The leadership of Rick Smith helped Securus Technologies to grow, volume and turnover in just a few years and is now considered a leader in the field in the United States, having offices in Allen, Atlanta, and Carrollton, and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
Rick Smith is active in the field of Information Technology for many years, even before he joined Securus Technologies, which helped him make strategic moves and take decisions that helped the firm achieve great success in a relatively shorter period. Rick Smith has worked for companies like Frontier Corporation, and at Eschelon Telecom Inc., where he was CEO, he helped grow the business volume from $30 million to over $350 million in just a few years. Rick also helped increase EBITDA to the extent of over $80 million. In 2005, Rick Smith led Eschelon to a successful IPO launch.
Academically too, Rick Smith has a shining portfolio, having completed Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Mathematics. Due to his extensive experience in the IT sector, a successful track record in working with different IT firms in correctional space, Richard Falcone, chairman of Securus Technologies, announced in 2008 that going forward Rick Smith would be the CEO of Securus Technologies. Learn more on PRNewsWire.com.
Rick Smith is on the board of Eschelon Telecom Inc and Integra Telecom Inc. The highly active and strategic leadership of Rick Smith led the Securus Technologies to win Gold Stevie Awards in 2016 for the category of the customer service training team. As one of the major companies in the field of prison communication technology, Rick Smith aims to take major decisions and strategic initiatives to help the firm grow manifolds and stay ahead of the competition.