Mr. Richard A. Smith is the President of Securus Technologies Inc.He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the same company. He served as the CEO from June 23rd, 2008. Many of his friends just refer to him as Rick Before taking up the role of CEO at Securus Technologies; he was serving as the President of Eschelon Telecom Inc. for three years beginning from April 2000 to August 2002. Mr. Smith also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc, from 16th August 2003 to 8th August 2007 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 19th March 1999 to July 2003. He also served as the Chief of Eschelon Telecom Inc for two years beginning October 2008 to March 2000.
Mr. Smith has also served as the Vice President of Financial Management at Frontier Corp currently known as Global Crossing, a role he assumed in April 1997 to October 1998. Mr. Smith has served a larger part of his career life at Frontier Corp where he was working from 1972 to 1998 serving in various capacities. While at Frontier Corp he served as a Chief Information Officer, a Controller, President of Frontier Technologies, Director in charge of Network plants operations, Director in charge of Business development and Vice President of Midwest telephone operations.
He has served as the chairman of Securus Technologies, Inc since January 2009 doubling up as its Director from June 2008. Mr. Smith also serves as the Director of Integra Telecom.
Mr. Smith is a seasoned telecommunications expert with a remarkable background and an exceptional set of skills complemented with vast experience and an impressive track record at Securus. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
Mr. Smith first enrolled at the State University of New York (Buffalo) for a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. After finishing his studies, he joined for an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Later on, he undertook a Master’s in Business Administration from the famous University of Rochester’s Simon School.
Smith is regarded as someone who loves privacy, and not much is known about his private life. He is someone with exceptional moral values who has gone an extra mile in protecting his career and the company he heads. He is known to be as kind and a very silent individual who rarely comments on issues until the time gathers all the facts. He believes that his company is doing everything possible to provide a crucial public safety tool to enhance law enforcement. He believes in socialism, and he has been on the frontline to ensure that all prisoners live a decent life. Through Securus, Rick Smith has invested significant resources in helping provide solutions to some of the problems faced by inmates.
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