Rick Smith is an American CEO and Businessman. He is currently the CEO at Securus Technologies Inc. He attended the University of Rochester where he obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration. Along with this, he also attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. In 2000, Rick was hired as the President and COO of Eschelon Telecom Inc. He held this position until 2003. Rick had joined Securus Technologies a few years where he was hired as the President until 2014. From 2014 to present day, he serves as the CEO of the company.
Securus Technologies, the company in which Richard works for, is described as a top provider of technology solutions for public safety, corrections, and monitoring. This company has an extensive portfolio of over 800 products. Due to this, Rick Smith believed that it was in the companies best interest to add a Senior Sales Executive to the team. The new addition was based on finding someone who is experienced in transforming and evolving sales teams. By using these principles, the company will then be able to effectively present their extensive portfolio of products. Rick Smith believes that over the past years, the products offered at Securus Technology have grown to be more complex. Due to this, he believes it is necessary to have someone on the team who can accurately explain the products to the consumers.
It is a mission at Securus Technologies to be invested in the people they work with. Rick Smith states that each week, development proposals are released to assist law enforcement and correction agencies. This is done to help solve crimes and prevent more from happening in the future. Along with this, he claims that building safety into a company is part of Securus Technologies‘ honor to protect the communities in which they live and work in. On occasion, Rick receives letters that give appreciation to what his company does for the people. With these factors, it is believed that Securus Technologies is one of the leading companies in keeping people safe.