Leading prison and law enforcement technology solutions company, Securus Technologies, has landed yet another subsidiary to add to its array of holdings. The company announced in early January 2018 that they have acquired GovPayNet, a payment processor to over 2,300 government entities in the United States. Mark MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GovPayNet, is excited about what the acquisition will do for all involved. The opportunity to grow their business and services they can offer will be impacted positively by the deal. Mr. MacKenzie will retain his role as CEO at GovPayNet.
With the addition of GovPayNet, combined with the July 2015 purchase of JPay, Securus Technologies now becomes the leading processor of government payments in the U.S., with the ability to process over 40 million per year. CEO and President of Securus Technologies, Robert E. “Bob” Pickens, could not hold in his excitement, saying, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.” Mr. Pickens was named to his current of the company effective January 1, 2018, after nearly 9 years of service.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based provider of technology-minded products to over 3,500 government agencies to include law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities. Their subsidiaries provide a host of services including inmate and parolee tracking, phone and video services, payment processing, commissary accounts, and others.