Rick Smith is the CEO and Chairman of Securus Technologies, a technology company that provides communications and public safety solutions to the prison industry. The company was established in 1986 and is headquartered in Dallas with a presence in Allen and Carrollton in Texas and Georgia. The company has a strong commitment to connecting inmates to their families and associates.The firm’s technology solutions enhance public safety as well as crime prevention in the communities where facilities operate. They also improve the efficiency of correctional facility management. The systems empower authorities with information that helps them prevent and solve crimes. Securus boasts of an experienced team of experts including engineers, designers and technology specialists. The company recently completed the acquisition of payments and lifestyle devices technology company JPay.The move enables Securus to boost its platforms with improved payment platforms, communications and edutainment in facilities.
JPay has a presence in over thirty facilities. Speaking during the announcement, Rick Smith mentioned that the deal took some time to go through the requisite processes. It enables the firm to provide cutting-edge solutions that align with contemporary facilities.The acquisition makes Securus the leading provider of revolutionary payment and communications platforms. The company has a strong focus on inmate welfare. The solutions are favorably priced and secure. Rick Smith takes over the operations of JPay as a wholly owned subsidiary of Securus. He points out that the company has made huge investments in technology to stay ahead of the curve.The firm has made nine strategic acquisitions to put it well ahead of the competitors. The technology platforms allow state agencies to obtain information relating to past and present crimes. Rick Smith reiterated that thousands of communications with customers prove that the systems deliver well and beyond public safety.
The feedback received indicates that the society, inmates, their families and associates, as well as facility managers, are safer than ever before.Rick Smith graduated from the State University of New York. He then proceeded to the University of Rochester where he obtained a master’s degree in business administration. He also attended Brockport State College. Rick Smith has extensive experience in the communications technology space. He has served on the board of various companies such as Integra Telecom and Eschelon Telecom where he has also previously served as President and COO among others.He has served as the CEO of Securus since 2008. He rose to the Chairman position in 2009. Additionally, he has previously held various positions at Global Crossing, a tier-one communications carrier based in Bermuda. He started as a Financial Controller and rose through the ranks to the Vice President of Financial Management title. Rick Smith is poised to solidify the leadership position that Securus Technologies has established in the correctional facilities industry.