CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, Taking the Company to Greater Heights

Securus Technologies is one of the best inmate telecommunication companies we have in the industry today. The success enjoyed by this inmate-tech firm is influenced mainly by the exemplary leadership of its CEO, Rick Smith. Thanks to Rick, the Texas-based inmate communication company has been able to provide communication services to inmates and their families while at the same time keeping an eye on them to ensure that both the inmate and the outside environment are safe.When starting out as the CEO of Securus Technologies, most people were uncertain about Rick Smith’s ability to lead the company. However, getting the job, two things were very clear that Rick was bound to succeed and excel and this were his competence and experience. Rick has an impressive educational background. The tech executive has an associate degree he acquired from Rochester Institute of Technology. This is not all; he has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from New York State University, Buffalo, a Master’s degree in Engineering from the same University, and an MBA he earned from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.

These academic credentials have helped shaped Mr. Smith’s leadership, telecommunications, management, and finance aspect of how he runs the inmate technology company.In addition to his academic life, Rick Smith is highly experienced. After college graduation, Rick Smith was employed by the Global Crossing North America where he worked with them for 26 years. As if this is not enough achievement, during his time at the company, Mr. Smith helped grow their revenues by 320 million US dollars. Rick then moved to work with Echelon Telecom for three years before moving to the CEO and Chairman position at Securus Technologies. In these companies, Smith worked under different departments from finance, management, to even the technical positions of overseeing the telecommunication technologies.

All these tasks were preparing him to become a competent leader who can oversee all operations in a telecommunication industry. As the CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith is also in charge of the employee recruitment process. Early this year, Rick Smith Securus added a new member to the Securus family, John Bell. John Bell is a distinguished sales executive officer who has made a career out of his top-notch technical skills. According to CEO Rick Smith, the additional of John Bell is meant to strengthen the sales department of the company and enable it to sell its over 800 digital based products to its clients.Rick Smith’s leadership is a boost of confidence and a commitment to the inmate community and an individual’s dedication to making the inmate environment a safer and healthier environment. This is evidenced by the positive comments and emails received from satisfied users of services offered by Securus Technologies. If the comments on Securus Technologies are anything to go by, then Mr. Smith is the man to count on when it comes to transforming this industry.

Christmas Time For Inmates Has Become Happier Because Of Securus Technology

I couldn’t imagine being away from my child during Christmas time, so seeing an inmate talking to his child through video visitation is absolutely amazing to me. They never had technology like this many years ago when I used to visit a family member in prison, so it’s good to know that things have changed for the better. I remember Christmas time being a time when family members would gather around the Christmas tree waiting to open their gifts, and we always missed that one person who was in jail. Knowing that technology is now available to allow the jailed family member to join us through video chat at Christmas time is great.

I understand that people who are in jail have done something wrong, but I don’t believe that the jailed person should be completely kept away from their family members, even if it’s just because their family is too far away from them. An inmate being able to talk to their family in another state through video is absolutely breathtaking I would definitely partake in video chat should I ever have a family member or friend enter the prison system in the future because at least talking to them through video makes it seem more like they are here with me.

I’ve learned a lot about Securus, and I’ve never been able to use their technology but am very interested in how it works. The same way that I use video chat to talk with family members while using my phone or tablet is the same way I can talk to someone in prison using Securus technologies. The fees that Securus charges for its services is very reasonable to me, especially since driving to a prison that may even be in another state would be a lot more expensive.

As long as I have the right equipment to accept the video call, I can make an appointment in the future to talk to someone in prison through the video visitation system. I know that Christmas time will be the busiest time, so I’d be wise enough to make an appointment ahead of time in order to get in on that important day. The video quality that I see with Securus is near perfect, and I see that Securus is going to save a lot of people from having to go through a lot of hassle to see their loved ones in prison at Christmas time.

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