Category: Entrepreneur

Reasons Behind Successful Leadership of Rick Smith Securus at Securus Technologies

The leadership expertise of Rick Smith Securus has led to various innovations and inventions aimed at improving the quality of lives of many people. His experience in technology has led to successful operations of Securus Technology where he was appointed as the CEO in 2008.His leadership at Securus Technology has enabled many inmates to make visual and voice calls and to send emails to their loved ones.Rick Smith Securus got a solid educational background from many recognized universities in the world. He enrolled in Rochester Institute of Technology and obtained associate’s degree. He pursued Applied science and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Rick also graduated from the University of Rochester with MBA. His rich educational background has been demonstrated in the manner in which he has managed to lead many companies to succeed in their operations.

The skills and experience of Rick Smith Securus are what is behind the success of Securus Technology. He has powerful and productive leadership skills in the field of telecommunication. His skills and experience enabled him to hold various positions in many companies which he worked for before being appointed as the CEO of Securus Technology. The positions which he held while working for Frontier Corporation include finance, business development, and information technology. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eschelon Telecommunication, Inc for nine years. His successful leadership led the company to realize a growth of revenue which was about $30 million to rise to about $350 million. The value of EBITDA also grew to about $80 million, and CAGR of 48 percent was recorded. The productive performance of Eschelon under the leadership of Rick Smith led the company to successful IPO in 2005.

Rick Smith Securus has enabled Securus Technologies to compete favourably with its biggest competitors in the market such as Global Tel Link since his appointed as the CEO. He has led the company to produce a variety of products and service. He has developed a call centre in the company which is managed by the company’s employees. The call centre enables the company to perform 600 percent better than its competitors. Securus Technologies has highly trained and experienced technicians mentored by Rick Smith which forms the largest VOIP Corrections platform in the world. Rick Smith Securus led the company to utilize $600 million to invest in patents and technologies. Some of the money was spent in acquisitions which were fundamental for the growth of the company between 2013 and 2016.Rick Smith Securus is a visionary leader who is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the society. His success is attributed to his solid educational background and the skills and experience which he has attained in various companies in a long span of time.

Adam Milstein Talks About His Background and how Philanthropy Helps His Business

Adam Milstein is the co-founder of Hager Pacific Properties and the Milstein Family Foundation where he currently serves as Chairman. He’s helped establish and become a member of several non-profit groups whose mission is to promote the welfare of Israel and strengthen the relationship between Jewish and American communities. He’s on the boards of the Israeli-American Council, Jerusalem U, AIPAC, Birthright Israel, Students Supporting Israel, Hillel International, and StandWithUs. His work in business and philanthropy earned him recognition in the Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Most Influential Jews column this last year. Ideamensch, an independent entrepreneur’s blog wanted to know about Milstein’s career so they interviewed him not long ago.

Milstein discussed how he came to start Hager Pacific Properties along with his friend David Hager, and he said it came from a drive to do better than what most current job openings offered him at the time. It took him some time to acquire assets in the business, but he’s said the more he’s acquired the more structure a day in his work has. He’s said a big part of his success has been being willing to get things done on his own and not limiting himself too much to specific goals. Milstein also says philanthropy has become important to his daily tasks and that using Constant Contact helps him follow up both with business and philanthropy contacts.

Adam Milstein learned much of his work ethic from his father in the building framing business growing up in Israel. He’s the oldest of three sons and a former military veteran of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He married Gila Elgrably and has three daughters and now several grandchildren and enjoys spending time with all of them. He cofounded Hager Pacific Properties back in the early 1980s and started the Milstein Family Foundation in the year 2000. Jewish history and traditions are important to Adam Milstein, so he and Gila helped start Sifriyat Pijama B’America to teach families Hebrew and Jewish traditions.

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