Mr. Richard Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies since the year 2008 when he took over the role from Richard Falcone. He has a very rich background in terms of skill set and leadership experience which he gained from the many positions that he held at Frontier Corporations. He served Frontier Corporations in several departments such as IT, finance and business development among others. He had also served Eschelon Telecom as the CEO for about nine years and, during his tenure in this company, he was able to grow the company’s revenue tremendously. He had also worked for other companies before joining Securus technology, and these include EBITDA and CAGR whereby he managed to increase the revenue as well. Smith has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in Mathematics and an MBA as well.
Rick Smith Securus is a leading company in the provision of technology solutions in criminal and civil justice whereby they purpose to improve public safety. Falcone formed the company by merging Evercom and T-Netix in the year 2004 and later acquiring Sycon Justice Systems in the year 2007. The headquarters of Securus Technologies are found in Dallas, Texas and serves about 3,450 public safety, correction agencies and law enforcement firms. They also serve more than 1,200,000 inmates in North America. The main aim of the company in the industry is to provide incident management, emergency responses, investigation, communication and inmate self-service among other operations. They focus on connecting what matters. Read more articles at Fox34.com
Early 2016, Securus Technologies announced that they had added a sales executive in their leadership team. This was necessary to assist in the development of a software-based sales team that is of high technology so as to match their expanding portfolio of services having reached over 800 products. The person who was chosen to undertake this task is John Bell serving as the Senior Vice President of sales. Richard Smith said that the company had invested about $600 million dollars to acquire and develop new products for the purpose of safety, efficiency, and security of their clients. He added that this growth was among the main reasons that led them to require a key sales resource who is talented and experienced to handle the expanded set of products in the company diligently.
John Bell was chosen because he has a great career in changing organizational performance and culture into an outstanding growth and exceptional performance by developing brilliant sales leaders. His career was built in about 35 years from the different companies he had worked for which include IBM, NTT Verio, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and AT&T. He was expected to work towards achieving goals such as representing in full the company’s products, paying visits to their customers and developing a sophisticated training program for the sales associates among others. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.