In 2015, Securus Technologies concluded the M&A transaction for JPay Inc. JPay is a technology firm that focused on providing a range of tech solutions to the corrections industry. The firm serves the corrections facilities with electronic money transfer, email and entertainment and learning related apps. JPay provides its services to over 33 state prison facilities. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Securus, Rick Smith, the transaction was an opportunity for the company to venture into the fastest growing sectors within the corrections industry: email, fund transfer and recently inmate mobile devices.Rick believed the transaction was an avenue to enable them offer virtually all tech-based services required for optimal operations in the correction facilities. For many years, JPay was regarded as an innovative force to reckon with in the industry, and it has indeed continued on the success path. It was right time for the two companies to integrate their products and professional teams in order to continue their dominance in the industry. CEO of JPay, Ryan Shapiro said their products were designed to cover every constituent in the industry including employees of prison, close family members and friends, as well as the prisoners.
About CEO Rick Smith
Rick Smith is renowned for the many years he has served in the telecom industry. Many inmates in North America enjoy technological services in their respective corrections facilities as a result of hard work and effort of Rick Smith. Under his leadership, Securus Technologies has provided innovative solutions to improve the quality of calls sent to prisons, and also helping families to reach out to their loved ones (inmates). The introduction of video calling was introduced under the leadership of Mr. Smith. He has also secured partnerships within the industry to enable Securus continue to provide top notch services to the corrections agencies.Rick Smith’s vision is to help Securus serve more people associated with the corrections industry. His goal is to ensure the company expands its operations in almost every correction facility in the United States. The executive is ready to continue investing in modern and advanced technology so that it will be easy to reach prisons. As a great entrepreneur and businessman, Rick Smith is determined that his company will continue on a growth path, and he is more than ready to face any challenge from any competitor.
Rick Smith joined Securus Technologies as its CEO in July 2008. Prior to this appointment, he had served at Eschelen Telecom from 1998 to 2007. He held numerous positions including CFO, President and CEO. He helped the company raise its revenue rapidly, more than ten times what it earned before he joined. From 1972 until 1998, Rick worked at Global Crossing North America, holding different positions including executive roles.
Cloud technology has become important to big businesses and even has played a role in the disruptive mobile app revolution. Eric Pulier is one of its biggest pioneers and is still working with it at his new company, vAtomic Systems. This company is researching gaming apps discovering ways to make them work with real business technology. Pulier has become highly interested in the ways that apps like Uber work and is also looking into how cloud computing can do even more for these apps. He’s also spoken about blockchain technology and how the financial industry could have a whole new look soon.
Eric Pulier actually started his technology development career as a young elementary student in Teaneck, NJ. By high school he had programmed and built a database company. He attended Harvard University and also took classes at MIT. Pulier wrote columns for the Harvard Crimson and graduated with high honors from both Harvard and MIT. At the outset of his professional career he moved out to Los Angeles and then started People Doing Things, originally non profit group that morphed into Digital Evolution where he made a big name as a young executive.
Pulier worked with several big corporations such as Warner Brothers, Toyota, Disney, Microsoft and also government agencies. He was named as a Top eVisionary on CRN’s Var Business magazine in 1998, and just the year before that had been selected by President Bill Clinton’s inaugural committee to head the Presidential Technology Exhibition. That same year after Digital Evolution was bought by US Interactive, Pulier also joined Starbright World to be a part of their engineering team to learn more: https://angel.co/pulier click here.
Pulier is also an expert in service-oriented architecture (SOA) software. His three biggest SOA-based companies that became US Interactive subsidiaries were Akana, Desktone and ServiceMesh. Desktone was eventually bought out by VMware and ServiceMesh, a major enterprise cloud computing system was bought by by the Computer Sciences Corporation. Pulier also co-authored the textbook “Understanding Enterprise SOA.” In addition to starting vAtomic Sytstems, he also serves as an advisor on the boards of XPrize and The Painted Turtle.
Bob Reina has things figured out when it comes to the business world and the great thing is the fact that he is always looking for ways to gain even more knowledge and more information on business. People know him as the founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, a company that has earned awards for being the very best in voice, data, and chat. As a matter of fact, they won two awards in 2016 for being such a productive product. One of the awards was for the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year award. Bob Reina is a firm and strong believer in the power of communication. Learn more: http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/
This falls in line with what needs to change in the world, overall. When people chat with one another and open up their hearts and spill their guts, amazing things can come out of it. One of the worst things that can happen is for someone to live their life feeling like they can’t say anything or they have to hold in their feelings. Bob Reina does not want that for anyone out there. With his products, no matter the distance, people can chat with each other and through chatting; they come up with some tremendous solutions to the problems at hand. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73t_xeZFmIQ
That is why Bob Reina came up with Talk Fusion when he wanted to send out a video email. Little did he know, it would grow to the point of where they also have video newsletters, video conferences, and video chats. They truly have it all in the palm of their hand, literally. These are the tools to happiness and these can also be the tools of communication. When they are used right, they can produce amazing results that really wow the people. Bob Reina is hoping to keep inspiring people and keep figuring out what they want. Learn more: https://www.businessforhome.org/2011/11/bob-reina-ceo-talk-fusion-interview/
It is easy to figure out what people want when you sit down and listen to them and communicate with them. There is that word again: communicate or communication. It is a great word that can do anything for anyone.