Securus Technologies’ Board of Directors installed Rick Smith as its new CEO on June 23, 2008. The turnover of leadership was led by Richard Falcone who was then the company’s chairman and CEO.
In 2004, Securus was formed with the merger of T-Netix and Evercom. These leading firms in corrections market industry during that time gave the company prestige and a good reputation in the industry.
Five years later, the company bought the Syscon Justice Systems, which was a brand leader in the offender management systems.
Rick Smith is known to possess highly competitive industry background, set of excellent skills, breadth of international experience and track record as he leads Securus. He has extensive exposure in telecom, holding various positions in a wide array of disciplines at Frontier Corporation such as operations, finance, IT, and business development. In his career for more than nine years, he has led as CEO of Eschelon Telecom, Inc. During that time, he was responsible for increasing the firm’s revenue from about $30 to $350 million and increased the EBITDA to about $80 million or a CAGR of 48%. This achieved Eschelon’s successful IPO in 2005.
Also, he has a high educational attainment. He has an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at Buffalo, respectively. He has a master’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. He also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.
Securus Technologies has since then provided excellent services to its clients by focusing on innovative initiatives that are continuously being undertaken in all key areas. These new developments have resulted to making the company its leading status as a technology company in the industry. Under Rick Smith’s management, it is undoubtedly a great choice to continue the firm’s legacy to stay focused and drive the company to its full potential. This will help in achieving the company’s ultimate goal and that is to be an undisputed industry leader.
With its main office in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies has over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over a million inmates across North America. The company takes pride in serving and providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service and monitoring products and services to make our world a safer place to live. Securus focuses on connecting what matters. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.