Rick Smith serves as the CEO and president of Securus Technologies, a prison tech company. Presently, Securus Technologies focuses on developing innovative civil and criminal justice technology. The company focuses on offering solutions that seek to solve and prevent crime in the free world and in the penitentiary.Since 2008, Smith has worked for the company in several positions. Prior to joining Securus Technologies, Rick worked for Eschelon Telecom Inc. In the company, he held various positions. In 1998, he served as the chief financial officer. In 1999, Rick Smith was promoted to serve as the president of the company. In 2003, Smith was promoted to serve as the chief executive officer of the corporation. Before assuming his roles at Eschelon Telecom Inc., Rick Smith was Frontier Corp’s vice president in charge of financial management. He rendered his services for the company for two decades. During this period, he worked in different capacities.
At Securus Technologies, Rick Smith is committed to offering innovative technology that enhances the performance of prisons. Moreover, the technology facilitates inmates to stay in touch with their loved ones in the outside world. However, if no safety measures are put in place, such technology may be misused, thus resulting in grave security concerns. It is for this reason that Securus Technologies goes further to monitor how the technology is used and raise any concerns when there is any breach. Through Securus Technologies, many inmates have been able to transform and become good men and women in the society. This is because of being in touch with their friends and families regularly. Additionally, inmates can access an extra feature that has an email setup. The provision of the gadgets enables inmates to get a picture of the developments in the outside world. This way, it facilitates them to adjust appropriately when they are released. Through Securus’ Technologies, the rate of recidivism reduces.
Rick Smith is an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated with his associate degree in electrical engineering. He also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester. Smith earned his master’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York. Moreover, he obtained a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the revered State University of New York at Buffalo.Recently, Rick Smith commented on Securus Technologies’ positive emails. Many customers, including public safety organizations and correctional facilities continue to seek for their company’s services. Rick Smith noted that Securus Technologies pay more attention to service and product development proposals. He posited that the proposals are released each week to law enforcement and correctional agencies to prevent and solve crimes in the current society. Smith acknowledged the thousands of letters and emails that customers send to the company appreciating their innovative services and products.