The Richard A. Smith Resume
- A. Smith, AKA Rick Smith is known as an offender technology genius. He is the currently the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President of Securus Technologies. He has been with the company since the year 2008 and since then the company has grown in every way. From having more contracts, employing more personnel, getting BBA accredited and developing a series of patented technologies. All this has been due to great leadership where the employees share the vision of the company. With Rick Smith steering this wheel, Securus has grown to be an offender technology systems leader.
To lead a company that is as technologically-advanced as Securus, one must have a great career background. Rick Smith has invested a lot of time and money in getting himself education experience to make him an expert in the industry. He studied at Bufallo’s State University of New York acquiring his undergraduate science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Risk Smith holds two master’s degrees. He obtained master’s degree in Mathematics from the Brock Port based State University of New York and his MBA from Simon School that is based in Rochester. Additionally, he holds an Associate Bachelors degree of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. This degree he obtained from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Read more articles at HealingMagic.Net
Rick Smith has expansive experience in the technology industry. This makes him a guru when it comes to leading a company within any technology-oriented industry. From the year 1992 to the year 1998, he worked with Frontier Corp, which has since changed name to Global Crossing. During his tenure at the company, he served in various leadership positions including Controller, President of IT, Director of Network plant operations, and the director for business development. In the year 1997, he got promoted to serve as the vice president of financial management.
When he left Frontier Corp in 1998, he joined the Eschelon Technologies Inc. The company admitted him as a Chief Financial Officer. The following year, he was promoted and assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer. In 200, his responsibilities were expanded when he was appointed to serve as the president of the company. He stayed in this position until the year 2003. In that year, he was again promoted to work as the CEO of the company. He worked for Eschelon until the year 2008 when he joined Securus.
Rick Smith joined Securus Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors. In the year 2009, he was voted to lead as the chairman of the board. He has stayed with the company for nearly a decade now and had led it to beating its industrial competitors. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas. It was founded in 1986 and current it has employed between 500 and 1000 employees. The organization serves over 3,450 public safety, corrections organizations and law enforcement agencies. The organization serves more than 1,200,000 convicts in North America. It is committed and dedicated to serving and link through the provision of incident management services, public information, investigation, communication, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, emergency response, data management, and monitoring of service and products. Its primary goal is to support the strategies that will see the realization of a safer world to live and work. The organization is a BBB Accredited Business. BBB abbreviates Better Business Bureau.
I believe that Securus Technologies will continue to protect its patent rights and defend itself against attacks. In a recent case, where GTL attempted to sue Securus, regarding registered GTL’s US Patent Number 7,256,816, appeared that GTL was on the losing side since patent cases cost millions of dollars to pursue. Besides, it takes years for a final decision to be made. In addition, I do personally find GTL claims as inaccurate since it contradicts the official information provided here. The organization plays a critical role in the country.
The Securus patent portfolio is far more expensive and extensive. It is a corporation. Besides, Securus Technologies was to take JPay Inc. as of Apr. 14 2015. The business categories include government contractors, police equipment, billing service, telecommunication design, computer software, hardware and services, computer software developers and publishers, and telephone communications. The agency has succeeded in negotiating for nine acquisitions, in so far. It is the largest provider of parolee tracking information, detainee communication, and government information.
Securus has made it easy for parents who are in prison to stay in contact with their children at Christmas with video calling. The parent would call home like usual, but there is a video call instead of one that is only on the phone. This allows for the child to be able to see the parent and for the parent to have a presence in the room while the child opens gifts.
This is a good way that Securus has developed for parents to be able to take part in the holiday. It allows children to show parents what they get for Christmas and for parents to see the smiles that morning. If the parent has enough funds, then there usually isn’t a limit as to how many video calls can be made. This makes it easy for the parent to be there when the child wakes up and to follow the child to the Christmas tree to see what has been left to open. The parent can also take part in other activities on Christmas, such as the family dinner or singing carols with other family members.
Securus thought about the joy that children deserve on Christmas when the company decided to introduce video calling. It’s a way for parents to stay in the lives of their children for the special moments.