It would be an understatement to just state that Rick Smith is well educated; his educational background is one that has excellence written all over. This solid educational background has helped him as an individual to attain a set of skills that has enabled him to propel faster in his career. Smith holds an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo and a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. In addition to this, he did also attend the University of Rochester and attained his MBA from their Simon School. Read more on Crunchbase.com
Through the years Rick Smith has accumulated a wealth of experience base in telecommunication, and this has enabled him to hold a series of positions in a wide variety of disciplines at Frontier Corporation as a Technologies President. At Midwest Telephone he was the Vice President of Operations; Network Plant Operations Director; Director of Business Development as well as the company’s Financial Management. He also held a series of positions with Global Crossing North America Inc. These areas include operations, IT, finance and business development among many others.
In July 2008, Rick Smith was appointed as the CEO of SECURUS Technology. The decision to have him take the reins of the company was backed by the fact that he had lots of experience and unrelenting sharp focus and drive. Through his wealth of experience, he was able to push and maneuver the company forward to even greater success. His drive to achieve only the best helped the company solidify its position as the undisputed leader in the corrections industry through the provision of quality products and services.
Founded in 1986, Securus as a company aimed at providing a cutting edge civil and criminal justice technology solutions with the purpose of raising the level of public safety and help in modernizing the incarceration experience in America. The company’s headquarters is in Dallas, Texas and has many other regional offices located in Carrollton, Texas, Allen, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.
As its CEO Rick Smith went on to say that the company has for years stayed committed to its course of being the best and helps those who have been incarcerated to connect to their families and loved ones with ease easily. It also connects inmates with technology; helps connects the dots in investigative leads and also connecting emergency dispatchers and responders to those in need of aid. In this regard, he claims the company helps in the healing process of those put in prison, and by connecting them with their families, they help these families come to terms with the realities of one of their member being in jail. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.