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Richard A. Smith, the man behind the success of Securus Technologies


Richard A. Smith was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies in 2008. Ever since he has been linked to this company. The company came into existence in 1986 and has been well known for providing advanced and up to date security solutions in the form of technology and software and other services. This enterprise has been a strong competitor in the world of inmate communication. It provides correctional facilities, works with various businessmen and owners of large homes. It has also been providing video as well as phone calls. This company stands among the top three competitors of the business of inmate communication.Mr. Richard Smith attained bachelor’s degree in engineering from the State University of New York situated in Buffalo. He completed his MBA from the University of Rochester. He has also completed his associate’s degree and M.D.A from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has also been affiliated with many renowned companies like Eschelon Telecom and Global Crossing North America in the past.

He started his professional journey in 1972 when he joined the Frontier Corporation. Nowadays, this company is known as Global Crossings. He has a great professional experience, and his career tells us about his positions in many well-known companies. He has worked on a variety of companies under the titles of Controller, Director of Business Development, Chief Information Officer, Network Plant Operations Director, President of Frontier Information Technologies, and Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations. He has also worked with Eschelon Telecom first as Vice President and then as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Though out his career, due to its hard work and diligence, he has promoted many times to higher posts. With an immense dedication to his work, he soon became Chief Operating Officer (COO), President and much more.

One of his successful ventures is Securus Technologies. With his honest commitment to work, he took this company to new heights of success and led it to compete with the best companies in the same sector. This enterprise reached a milestone in investing more than six hundred million dollars for its growth and services. This huge achievement was announced and highlighted by Richard himself in 2015. Securus Technologies has served more than three thousand clients until now which is a huge success. Richard aims to grow this company and make it the best among its competitors. For this purpose, he has been working really hard on introducing latest technologies and software. Innovative ideas are circulated in the company that can leave a remarkable mark in the field of inmate communication. His past work experience has also helped him in it.

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