Richard A. Smith aka Rick became the CEO of Securus Technologies, Inc. on June 23, 2008. Before that, he was employed in the companies named below.
- Eschelon Telecom Inc. – here he served as the president from April 2000 to August 2003. He also served as the CEO from 2003-2007 and chief operating officer from 1999 to 2003. From 1998 to March 200 Erick served as the chief financial officer of the company.
- Frontier Corp
This company is called global crossing nowadays. Here, Erick served as the vice president of financial management from April 1997 to October 1998. He was at the company from 1972. At this period, he served as Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Controller, Network Plant Operations Director, Vice President of Financial Management, Director of Business Development, and President of Frontier Information Technologies.
Rick Smith has been the chairperson of Securus Technologies since, 2009 and its director since 2008.Erick attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he attained Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University. For his bachelor degree, he attended State University of New York at Buffalo and was awarded a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He was also awarded a master in mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.
Before his appointment as the CEO, the board believed that Rick’s vast experience, set of skills and his impressive record of accomplishment was right for SECURUS. At the time Mr. Smith had extensive experience base in telecom and held positions in all the companies he had worked for earlier. Some of the posts in the broad range of disciplines that he held include IT, operations, business development, finance among others.
When he was the CEO of Eschelon Telecom, Inc., the revenue of the company grew from a record of 30 million dollars to 350 million dollars. He also increased EBITDA to around 80 million dollars. This great success led Eschelon to a successful IPO in the summer of 2005. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net
About Securus Technologies
This company was established a few decades ago to help the public service agencies. Securus Technologies was supporting other monitored services by business owners. Its headquarters are in Dallas, TX. Currently, the company is serving more than two thousand law enforcement, public safety, and correction agencies. This includes 1.2 M inmates across North America. Coupled with these activities and the ambition to serve customers with efficiency as well as continuing with its innovative ideas in other key areas, SECURUS has proven itself as number one in the Corrections Market.