Securus is one of the leading companies, offering prison technology services. The company has been around since the year 1986, when it was founded in Dallas, Texas. Although, it continues to expand its operations over a number of states in North America, it still maintains its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company is known to provide cutting-edge technology products that help in deterring and solving crimes.In the year 2007, Securus Technologies was ranked as the leading provider for technology solutions for the correctional industry. The company has even invested over $600 million, to boost their technology and ensure that at least a new product is released after every two weeks. The company has also invested in a stately call center, employing hundreds of customer service agents. This is in bid to ensure that their customers are served in a timely manner. Consequently, the company has seen an increase in their clientele base, earning themselves more contracts with different correctional facilities. Today, the company boasts of serving over 1,200,000 inmates in over 45 states in the US. Also, it has contracts with over 2,500 correctional facilities.
The reason for the rapid growth and success of Securus is the leadership team behind it. Securus employs one of the best CEOs in the industry, Rick. A. Smith. Rick Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company and is responsible for strategic decision-making of the company. He joined the company in the year 2008 as the President and CEO of the company and the following year, the board of directors appointed him to lead as the chairman.Rick Smith is an outstanding leader given his career experiences and education background. He has been working in the technology industry for over 4 decades. During this time, he has worked with reputable companies like Eschelon Telecom and Frontier Corp.
Prior to joining Securus Technologies, in the year 2008, Rick Smith worked for Eschelon Telecom Inc. He had been with the company since the year 1998. When he first joined the company, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. A year later, he was promoted to be crowned Chief Operations Officer, a position that he held until the year 2003, when he was a gain promoted to work as the CEO of the company. He took up this position, making him CEO and president of the company, a position to which he had been promoted in the year 2000.Before joining Eschelon Inc, Rick Smith worked for Frontier Corp. This was where his career started. Starting out in the year 1972, he held various positions including VP of Midwest Telephone Operations, CIO, Network Plant Operations Director and Director of Business Development. In the year 2007, he was promoted to the position of VP of Financial Management.