Rick Smith is one manager who understands the effects of technology innovation on the success of a company. Smith is the current Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies and has invested all his energy and the company resources towards technological innovations. Smith, a highly talented business man, has managed to lead Securus to greater heights in the provision of technology materials to prison facilities including the criminal justice system. Securus Technologies was founded in the year 2004 and is headquartered in Dallas Texas. Smith was appointed to the position of CEO in the year 2008 because of his vast experience in technology. Smith ever since joining Securus has initiated the development of more than a hundred innovative products and services to its catalog. Rick Smith is a hands-on manager who perfectly understands his clients and knows what they want. Smith attributes the successes of Securus Technology to the highly experienced team of personnel at Securus. Under Smith leadership, Securus Technology has made huge investments amounting to millions of dollars.
Rick Smith has previously served in various capacities in different companies dealing with finance, technology, and telecommunication including business development. Before Joining Securus Technology, Smith worked for Eschelon Telecom Inc. as a Chief Financial Officer. Smith because of his focus and determination was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer in 1999, and by the year 2000, Rick had climbed to the top position of President of the Company. Smith has also spent close to 2decades working at Frontier Corp Company. It is at Frontier that Smith developed financial management skills. Smith while at Frontier Corp served in different capacities which include Chief Information Officer, President of Information Technology and ultimately the Vice President of Financial Management. Smith has also served at Global Crossing North America Inc. as a controller and Chief Information Officer In the year 1998.
Smith is a holder of an Associate Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, Smith attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Smith also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School.