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.