There are many different companies in the field of inmate communications, but one of the firms that have been making waves in the said industry is Securus Technologies. Since its inception in the year 1985, Securus Technologies has been making tremendous contributions in the field through its innovation and introducing a broad range of products. Securus Technologies is a company that continues to make great impact inventions in the area of inmate communications and prison technology. One of the reasons why the company has grown so much in the last decade is because of its highly effective leadership.The CEO of Securus Technologies is Rick Smith, who has made some very positive changes in the business machinery of the company. He has helped in ensuring that the firm continues to move ahead and contribute to the industry in one way or the other. One of the good things that Rick Smith did after becoming the CEO of the company is focusing on the research and development. It ensured that the company continues to retain an edge over its competitors. Rick Smith knows the inmate communication industry well and knows how competitive it is. It is for this reason; he also pushed the development of the company’s in-house Technology Center in Dallas, TX.
Rick Smith has previously held the role of COO at the Eschelon Telecom, which has helped him understand the communication industry well. Understanding the dynamics of the complex communication industry also ensured that Rick Smith can take all the right decisions for the company. Under his leadership, Securus Technologies grew at a massive pace and is presently the leader in the inmate communications industry. The company serves close to 3,000 correctional agencies in the United States and Canada. Rick Smith plans to expand the operations of the country to other parts of the country as well shortly.With the ongoing research and development the company is carrying out, Rick Smith believes that the price of the inmate communications would come down considerably in the future.
Moreover, Rick Smith said in an interview that the communications opportunities would increase for the prisoners and the investigative technology would become much more efficient. It would help the law enforcement officers and agencies to catch the culprits with ease and keep the criminals in check.Rick Smith understands that to advance in a highly competitive inmate communications and prison technology industry, one has to think out-of-the-box, and this is exactly what he has done. He even extended an open invitation to the potential and existing clients and investors to the Technology Center of the firm in Dallas. Rick Smith has done MBA from the Rochester University and engineering from the State University of New York.