Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies and he has an amazing background that has given him the perfect set of skills to lead the company into the future. His experience with telecom comes from the fact that he worked in a variety of different positions for Frontier Corporation, which includes time spent in business development, IT, and finance. Before taking over at Securus, Rick was the CEO of Eschelon Telecom, Inc., and there he took the company’s revenue generation from roughly about $30 million to an amazing $350 million. During this time he also increased the revenue of EBITDA to around $80. With Rick Smith at the helm, Securus Technologies provides tech that is useful for the protection of society in general.
Its customers include corrections organizations and public safety organizations who use their services frequently. New development proposals for helpful products that can help corrections organizations and law enforcement officials prevent social problems and solve crimes are put out every single week. Rick Smith recently talked about the fact that Securus Technologies has been getting countless emails and letters from customers who appreciate their services and about how their services are helping to keep inmates as well as their families and society at-large safe. To Rick, this is all in a normal day’s work, and while he appreciates the thankful emails and letters, the reward for him is securing people’s safety on a daily basis.In 2015, with Rick Smith’s help, Securus Technlogies acquired JPay through a definitive stock purchase. JPay is a leading tech company that operates in more than 33 state prisons and offers services, such as, email, electronic payments, and a spread of educational and entertainment apps to corrections facilities.
Rick Smith commented that this move will enable Securus to offer products and services that assist corrections facilities with email, payments, and inmate tablets and that this allows Securus to sale any kind of high tech software that they may need. This will help to greatly enhance any correction facility’s ability to deal with crime, cut down on recidivism, and cut back on waste. Included in Securus Technologies offerings, now that they acquired JPay are tablets, kiosks, an and an inmate cloud, which allows inmates access to music, books, games, shopping, education, books, and much more.Rick received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from from State University of New York at Buffalo and earned his MBA while studying at the University of Rochester. He puts a lot of value in education and believes that every single person in the United States, inmates included, should have access to proper education and the kinds of the tools that allow them to keep up with the latest technologies today.