Richard Smith is sometimes known as Rick by his friends and close business associates, and in the telecom industry, he has had many challenges and a series of success all in one measure. At the moment he is the Chairman and CEO of Securus technologies, and by bringing several innovations, he has helped to rapidly expand the company by developing all the departments in the firm. One of the ways he has used to achieve vertical growth is by instituting sound strategic plans for research and development of new products. All correctional facilities in the USA get advanced get advanced technological solutions through the devices that the company supplies. The goods and services that the organization supplies are continually upgraded, and that is why under the leadership of Mr. Rick Smith, the company has taken the lead in providing new suggestions for the improvement of the services and products it distributes every week. The changes are aimed at keeping step with the technological advances. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.
In the telecom industry, Mr. Richard Smith has had a distinguished career in several prestigious organizations. The extraordinary nature of his leadership and his dedicated to strict work ethics has brought financial benefits to many of the companies he has served and has a top level executive; he has demonstrated unmatched integrity. In 1972 he worked at Midwest Telephone Operations as the President of Procurements. He has from that time had many senior top executive roles in several organizations such as the Senior Controller, Network Plant Operations Director, and Senior Controller, and CEO. Rick has also been the Vice President of Financial Management at Frontier Corp, and the President of Frontier Information Technologies, apart from being the Director of Business Development for other companies.
At Eschelon Telecom Inc., he was the President from 2000 to 2003 where he competently planned for new developments before he became the Director a short time afterward in 2008, and in 2009 he was promoted to the post of Chairman. Currently, Rick Smith is serving Securus Technologies as the Chief Executive Officer and the President. By creating innovations and new devices that help in monitoring and preventing criminal activities, Rick Smith Securus has considerably contributed to improving public safety and security. Part of the company’s DNA is the development of state-of-the-art solutions that can assist in detecting, investigating and solving the crime before they take place. Read more on Crunchbase.com.
Richard Smith acquired a degree as an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology. Before that, he was honored at the State University of New York – Buffalo College for his research initiatives. Here too he obtained another degree in Electrical Engineering. His career path has been straight and progressive from that time to the present.