Rick Smith: The CEO That Is Helping To Make People Safer
Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies and has been so since 2008 when he took over for Richard Falcone. With an extensive background and set of skills that make him just right for the job he has worked in IT, finance, operations, business development, and telecom. Before coming on-board with Securus, he was the CEO of Eschelon Telecom, Inc. While there, Rick managed to grow the companies revenue from roughly $30 million to close to $350 million. He also increased EBITDA to $80 million of the company, and then helped it to have a successful IPO during 2005.
In 2015, Rick Smith helped Securus Technologies acquie JPay Inc., which is the company that created email, electronic payments, and other educational and entertainment apps aimed at serving corrections facilities. The company has its technology in more than 33 state prisons, and this has helped Securus to grow immensely. By being able to offer any kind of software or technology that correctional facilities and organizations may need, Securus, with Rick Smith’s help, has positioned itself as the leader in its field. Rick Smith has said in the past that he admired JPay, and that he is happy that Securus and the company have been able to combine forces to offer much better service.
Rick Smith was recently overwhelmed with delight as Securus began receiving numerous emails from happy customers who wanted him and his company to know how much they have been helped by the technology that Securus offers. The emails included appreciation focused on how Securus is helping to make society a better place and how it has enabled corrections facilities to also keep inmates and their families safer than they were able to before. Rick was happy to read all of the emails and feels that it means he and his company are doing something right, which he plans on continuing to do into the future.
Rick Smith received his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering while attending State University of New York at Buffalo. He also earned a Masters in Mathematics and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
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