Richard A. “Rick” Smith: The Mind Behind Securus Technologies

Having started in Dallas, Texas in 1986, the company Securus Technologies has now grown into three total headquarters in Texas and Georgia. The company employs over 1,000 people and, are in contract with anther 2,500 across both states and beyond. With that said, the wise mind that is leading this big company into more success is Richard A. “Rick” Smith.Taking over the company as CEO in 2008, Securus Technologies has since garnered much success and is continuing to do so. To see how Richard has led this company to its prosperity, let us take a look into the background of Richard as well as dive deeper into how he has made Securus Technologies a juggernaut in the field of technology-based companies.

Academic Background & Personal Achievements:

It would be ignorant to hand over the keys to a company to just anybody, having said that, Richard made a name for himself before taking over as CEO which made him more than qualified for the position. In fact, the list of personal accolades and academic success is quite extensive. Academically, these achievements set him up to earn the ones he did in his career.Starting off with a BS from the State University of New York, he adds to his list with three more Bachelor’s Degree’s from Rochester Institute of Technology, Brockport State College, and Simon Graduate School of Business at The University of Rochester. As mentioned before, this would help him ease into his professional career and rack up even more awards.

Professionally, Richard created an excellent background for himself as well. His track record includes extensive experience in telecommunications, as well as experience in operations, finance, IT, and business development. These accomplishments, have made him sought after for professional advice and has also made him a highly recognized mogul in the technology world. If still not convinced he can run a business, how about the fact that he once grew revenue from approximately $30 million to some $350 million for a company. Worth repeating, he is continuously sought after because of his obvious expertise and dedication in his field of work.

More on Securus Technologies & its performance:

As a company, Securus Technologies is a for-profit prison technology company serving approximately 2,600 correctional facilities in 45 states, the D.C area, Canada, Mexico, and more than 1,000,000 inmates nationwide. Since Richard has taken over, Securus Technologies has invested over half a billion dollars into patents and technologies all under a span of five years. Needless to say, Richard has produced very impressive numbers and statistics that back up his work.When hired for the position, its safe to say that Securus Technologies found a gem of a business man and a great CEO. With academic success to his credit, as well as success professionally, if not already, Richard Smith should be considered a role model to future business men of technology and in general.