Mr.Richard Smith is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of the company, Securus Technologies. He has been at the helm of the company since 2008 June. Before that, he was in Eschelon Telecom as the President and also served as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer too. In 1997 and 1998, he was the vice president of the Financial Management at Frontier Corporation.He has been the lead chairman of Securus Technologies since January 2009.
Smith holds an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering that he got from Rochester Institute of Technology. He pursued a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State of New York, Buffalo. His Masters in Mathematics is from the State University of New York, Brockport. He also has another Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.
Securus is a profit seeking prison technology company that is in Dallas, Texas. It was founded in 1986 and took their regional offices to Carrolton, Allen, Texas and Atlanta. Employees working for the company are more than 1000. They have contracts with several companies that employ people too. Securus serves about 2,200 correctional facilities in Canada and United States. Their investments are more than 600 million dollars, and they have majored in technologies, patents, and acquisitions. Read more on Crunchbase.com
With his leadership, in 2007 the company acquired the “international brand leader in Offender Management Systems.” Smith has enabled many the company control communications in the prisons. He has introduced a system that controls contraband cell phones. In 2016 they had managed Access Solutions and were given approval in more than five correctional facilities. Securus managed to partner with Harris Corporation in 2016 specifically on the ‘call defender’ technology. Smith has enabled the creation of Wireless Containment Solution that had an objective of preventing fake phones from connecting to good mobile phones and network.
Rick Smith has allowed the company to give various services to the prisoners and their families. Prisoners are now able to communicate with family and friends when they are in prison. The families to can call them and they can be reached. Apart from that, there are more services that are rendered. Video services on calls are possible between friends. In case a call that was directed to a jail fails to be picked, there is a prison voicemail that will ensure information reach the inmates. They also have money transfer services, email services, and a customer care desk. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.