Mr. Richard (Rick) Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technology which is a leading corrections company located in Dallas, Texas. Securus Technology is an innovative for-profit company that initiates modern technology for prisons.
As the Securus aegis, Rick Smith set out as his goal to serve Securus clients with hardware and software technology to protect correction systems from data breach incidents, to control contraband cell phones, in addition to new biometric analysis, video, voicemail, and many other unique features. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.
Richard Smith has a background career in telecommunications having worked at Eschelon Telecom, Inc., its Chief Financial Officer in 1998 to 2003, its Chief Operating Officer in 2003, for three years as the President in 2008, then promoted to its Chief Executive Office for four years.
In addition, Rick had a career as Chief Information Officer, Vice President then President at Frontier Information Technologies. He also worked at Midwest Telephone Operations and Network Plan as their Vice President and Operations Director, respectfully. In 2008 Securus Technologies hired Rick Smith as its president and CEO, then in 2009 he became the company’s chairman.
At each career move, Rick Smith grew the company’s revenue exponentially. Mr. Smith acquired a degree at Rochester Institute of Technology in the field as Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in B.A. He also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Mathematics from State University, New York.
The success of Securus Technology led the company to purchase JPay, Inc. JPay is also a leading technology company that created electronic payments, email, and many entertainment and educational apps for the correction/prison systems.
JPay is headquartered in Miramar, Florida and they create digital products that gives inmates access to entertainment and educational products. With the JPay acquisition, it propels Securus Technology even further ahead of the industry in equipping the prison system in its security efforts and reform efforts. Mr. Smith stated that JPay will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Securus.
It is the passion of Rick Smith Securus to provide the criminal justice system the technology that benefits inmates, prison staff, and families with secure and inclusive modes of communication.
Rick talks about Healing Magic which is the technology provided by Securus to have inmates receive positive, reinforcing emails and letters that encourages incarcerated men and women throughout the prison system. Healing Magic allows inmates to stay in touch with the outside world, helping them to make a safer alternative and decisions so that when they are released they do not commit terrifying acts because they are better prepared to adjust to the outside world. Read more on glassdoor.com about Rick Smith Securus.