Rick Smith received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After that he furthered his studies to receive an MBA from the University of Rochester’s New York. In addition to all this he also has a Masters in mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport, further more he has an associate’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.After finishing his education he decided to enter the job market, he started working at Global crossing North America Inc in the year 1972. At the company he worked I various positions before finally leaving in 1998. In 1998 he moved to Eschelon Telecom Inc where he worked until the year 2000 as the chief financial officer of the company. In the year 2000 he was promoted as the COO of the company due to his talents and skills, he worked as the president of the company up to the year 2003.
Rick joined Securus Technologies in 2008 an worked diligently and due to that and his dedication to the company he was quickly promoted to the Chief Executive Officer of the company in the year 2014. He has been the President of the company since then. He is also a board member of Integra Telecom Co Ltd and Eschelon Telecom Inc.Securus Technologies is a highly recognized prison communication company that is based I texas. The company is a for-profit prison company that serves over 2,000 correctional facilities across the United States and Canada. The company was founded in the year 1986 and has since then been serving the different needs of the corrections industry and the law enforcement.
The company has used over $600 million dollars to buy various patents and technologies, thanks to the collection and organization of various data by the organization the criminal justice system is able to track inmates and find data patterns which aid the police in solving crimes and better serves the needs of emergency responders.The company has over 140 patents and is the leading provider of technology that are currently used to protect society. Some of its products include a system that it introduced to be able to control contraband cell phones this was very popular in the market and by 2016 it had managed to receive approval in more than 5 department of correction facilities. In July 2016 the company partnered with Harris corporation to develop “cell Defender” , this was announced in 2017 as a wireless containment solution that was to prevent contraband cell phone from connecting to mobile networks.