Rick Smith is a renowned American investor and business executive. He is engineering and mathematics graduate from the State University of New York. Rick Smith is an all-rounder person with experience in finance, information technology and business operations gained at Frontier Corporation. He was appointed the CEO of Securus Technologies Inc in June 2008. Before the appointment, Rick served for nine years as a board member and chief executive of Eschelon Telecom, Inc. Rick Smith is also a board member of Integra Telecom Company Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies Inc. is technological solutions provider in offender management systems. Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Company specializes in providing IT solutions to correctional facility personnel, investigators, inmates, their families, and friends. It serves more than 3,400 entities in the justice system and over 1.2 million internees in the U.S.
According to Rick Smith, the company provides law enforcement, and rehabilitation services appropriate IT solutions to help avert crime and investigate others. For long Securus has continued to execute its duties effectively. The firm receives numerous commendation letters and emails from customers grateful that their services have helped keep communities safer. On this feedback, Rick Smith avers that the company is obliged to safeguard the community.
To consolidate their market position, Securus Technologies acquired JPay Inc in 2015. JPay Inc is an automated payment, email, and electronic edutainment applications provider in the justice system. According to Rick Smith, the acquisition of JPay Inc. will enable Securus Technologies Inc. to provide nearly all IT-based solutions for correctional organizations. He added that this combination would allow them to offer the best products that will help reduce re-offenses. Securus Technologies Inc strength lies in its extensive reach with over 1,300 specialists and 150 field services teams across the U.S. The company also leads the innovation pack with over 140 current patents and over 90 more in the process of approval. The company also operates on a 24 hours basis throughout the year to serve its customers.
Securus Technologies boasts highly qualified engineers and designers who continuously develop innovations. It also seeks to provide adequate services and exemplary customer service. The company also offers comprehensive crimes management systems that track pre-internment behavior to post-internment monitoring.
Under the stewardship of Rick Smith, the company has been very active in social responsibility. Up to 2015, the company’s total contribution to United Way amounted to $1.7 million. The company also contributes to several state and regional officer welfare groups. Also, Securus Technologies encourages and supports employee volunteer activities. For instance, they recently helped pack more than 1 million meals for the Feed My Starving Children charity. According to Rick Smith, Securus Technologies will continue to offer its services responsibly and help keep communities safe and secure.