Rick Smith is an experienced entrepreneur who is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Securus Technologies. Rick Smith has been in the telecommunications industry for years. Back when he was still in college, Rick Smith decided to take up engineering, and when he graduated, he managed to earn a degree in electrical engineering. He realized that he wanted to study further, and graduated with a master’s degree in business administration. Rick Smith has applied the things that he learned from school in his search for success. He initially worked for the Frontier Corporation, and through his hard work, he managed to become a manager and held several positions in the management level. However, Rick Smith realized that his career is stuck in the managerial level and he no longer receives any promotion no matter how hard he worked.
Because of the stagnant path of his career at Frontier Corporation, Rick Smith decided to transfer to another company which he thinks would help him grow. He has chosen to be a part of the Eschelon Telecom Inc., and he persevered until he reached the executive level. He was later promoted to become the company’s chief executive officer, and because of the exceptional skills that he has in leadership, the company experienced tremendous growth. From being a mediocre performer, Rick Smith turned the company into one of the fastest growing telecommunications company in the United States, and he managed to increase the company’s revenue. It resulted in Rick Smith’s name being known by several companies and offers started to knock on his door.After reading all of the proposals from several telecommunications company, Rick Smith decided that being with Securus Technologies would take him further.
He joined the company in 2008, and because of his good track record, the board of directors have chosen him to become the company’s chief executive officer. Since his appointed as the new chief executive officer of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith has made an action plan as to how he can increase the company’s revenue and how he can contribute to the company’s performance. Under his leadership, the company has invested $600 million for the protection of the patents and inventions under Securus Technologies. He also spearheaded the development of the company’s video calling technology. This technology is being widely used today in a number of correctional facilities across the United States. Authorities who have active partnership contracts with Securus Technologies are saying that the video calling technology developed by Securus Technologies have a noticeable faster video transmitting feature, and they are deciding if these can replace the traditional face to face visits. Securus Technologies is also creating several software and product that would enhance the security features of correctional facilities, and Rick Smith is looking forward to develop it as soon as possible.