Richard Smith, more commonly known as Rick Smith, is the CEO and chairman of Dallas-based Securus Technologies Inc., one of the leading providers of inmate telecommunications solutions in the U.S. Mr. Smith has served in these positions for almost a decade now, and the company has been doing exceptionally well under his leadership. He has extensive experience and expertise in the telecommunications industry, and is very passionate about his job. This is what makes him the right person for these positions, and for this reason, he always does an excellent job. He has made a great contribution to the telecommunications industry.
Contribution to Securus and the Telecommunications Industry as a Whole
Under his leadership, Securus Technologies Inc. has developed several new innovative and affordable products and services for correctional facilities to make the incarceration experience more bearable for both inmates and their loved ones. One of these is the video calling services they provide at correctional facilities, enabling inmates to spend special days such as birthdays and anniversaries with their loved ones. The company also lowered calling rates for inmates, making it less of a burden for them to stay in touch with their loved ones. During Rick’s tenure, Securus has been commended severally by both the public and industry experts on its great job at securing correctional facilities (through its innovative solutions). Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
The inmate telecommunications industry is not a very easy industry to work in, but Rick Smith has defied all odds and excelled in his career. He served on the boards of Eschelon Telecom Inc. and Integra Telecom Co Ltd among other telecommunications companies. All this was while he was working at Securus, yet he was able to fulfill his demanding responsibilities in all these positions. It takes a man of mettle to be able to handle all this so effortlessly. His passion for the telecommunications industry is what makes him so good at what he does.
Prior to joining Securus, Mr. Rick Smith held several other leadership positions in various telecommunications companies, including Midwest Telephone Operations and Frontier Information Technologies among others, and he always did an excellent job. Richard holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York. He has over 4 decades’ experience in the industry.
Rick Smith is a very valuable asset to Securus, and his contribution to the company and to the industry as a whole cannot be gainsaid. His passion for the industry and his commitment to excellence are what enable him to provide such great leadership to Securus Technologies Inc. With Mr. Smith at the helm, Securus is expected to do even more for the inmate telecommunications industry. Under his leadership, the company has set the bar high for other players in the industry.