Richard A. Smith, otherwise known as Rick Smith, has had a very successful career in the telecommunications industry. He studied business and electrical engineering and holds a number of degrees from various renowned institutions in the U.S. including the University of Rochester and the State University of New York. Rick Smith began his career at Frontier Information Technologies where he worked for 20 years. He later joined Eschelon Telecom Inc., where he held a number of positions including chief financial officer, chief operating officer and president. In 2003, he was appointed chief executive officer of Eschelon. Rick Smith also worked at Midwest Telephone Operations before joining Securus in 2008. His experience and expertise in the telecommunications industry saw him get appointed the chairman of the board of directors of Securus in 2009. He still holds that position to date, and is also the CEO of Securus.
Achievements while at Securus
Rick Smith has achieved a lot in his career in the telecommunications industry, but his biggest achievements so far have been during his time at Securus. The company has launched several new products and services under his leadership. All this is in an effort to secure incarceration facilities and the community as well. The numerous products and services provided by Securus ensure that both inmates and prison wardens and other prison officials are safe. Rick Smith empathizes with prisoners and strives to make the incarceration experience less difficult by making it possible for them to communicate with their loved ones affordably through both voice and video calls.
Many facilities have benefited from the services of Securus, which have made it easier to prevent crime and bring to book those who are implicated in various criminal activities. Rick Smith is a visionary leader who looks into the future when developing products and services. By leveraging on technology, he has encouraged innovation at Securus, and that is how the company manages to maintain its lead over other players in the industry. According to Rick Smith, the company strives to develop new solutions weekly to meet the growing demand for their services. Securus customers are very impressed with the innovative solutions provided by Securus and have expressed this through numerous emails and letters to the company.
Rick Smith has proven to be an invaluable asset to Securus and to the prison telecommunications industry at large. His expertise in the industry is unmatched and this is evident from the fact that Securus is always miles ahead of other prison telecommunications service providers in terms of innovation. Mr. Smith is passionate about his work and it is no wonder he is so good at what he does. With him at the helm, the market expects a lot more from Securus and the company never disappoints.