Richard Smith’s Leadership at Securus Technologies

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.


Don Ressler: A Brand Guru

Over the years, Don Ressler; the current co-chief executive officer of JustFab, has made a name for himself as a suave businessman with an eye for unique business opportunities especially in the fashion industry. Don Ressler draws inspiration from everyday life events including his wife’s strong passion for fitness to establish leading fashion brands. Don Ressler has a penchant for identifying unique business opportunities that exploits the growing ecommerce space. He is a serial investor and entrepreneur with his first successful being FitnessHeaven.com, which he sold after growing into a multimillion business entity with strong online presence. It was after selling his company to Intemix in 1997 that he met his current business partner, Adam Goldenberg who working as the company’s chief operations officer according to pando.com. They met at Intemix where he had moved after serving as president and chief executive officer of Fitness Heaven.

They both had a keen eye for identifying unique business opportunities such as Intelligent Beauty, which they cofounded. With its fashion brands gaining popularity across the country and globally, the two partners created TechStyle Fashion Group to manage the bludgeoning fashion brands and customer base growth. Currently, the two partners co-manages the company’s operations with Don Ressler spearheading its customer experience docket as well as overseeing the company’s vision and talent search. The rest of company’s operations including marketing are run by Goldenberg.

Don Ressler has adopted a unique approach to expanding the brand penetration at JustFab. The women online fashion company offer their customers high quality products on a membership basis at a reduced cost. The products are customized according to the tastes and preferences of their clients, packaged and delivered to the customers. With retail shops in some parts of the country, JustFab stocks shoes, handbags, denims and jewelries among other fashion products.

This unique approach has also be adopted by Don Ressler and investment partners in the operations of one of its fastest growing fashion brands: Fabletics. Fabletics is an athleisure brand sells high quality and affordable fitness apparel for women on a membership basis. The brand was founded by celebrity and actress, Kate Hudson in 2013. Within a short span, the fashion has expanded its operations, financial base, revenue and sales volumes. Additionally, it has expanded its line of products to include men fitness outfits.

Learn more about Don Ressler: http://www.businessinsider.com/justfab-becomes-techstyle-fashion-group-2016-8


The rise of Lori Senecal

Rising the corporate ladder is not an easy task especially for women who are thought to be weaker as compared to their male counterparts. Ms. Lori Senecal is one of the women who has proven wrong this assumption by many about female gender being weaker than men. A prominent marketer recognized for her work worldwide Ms. Senecal is currently the Chief Executive Officer at MDC agency CP+B. Ms. Senecal is in charge of coordinating the company’s global offices and manages its expansion and potential areas of growth. Using her strong leadership skills and excellent organizational capabilities Senecal has overseen the growth of the agency to great heights.

Ms. Senecal has a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing, and Finance from McGill University. The journey to the top for Ms. Senecal started long ago at McCnann world group. Here she served as the chief innovation officer before she was promoted to head the New York office of McCnann Erickson flagship. She is also the founder of a marketing unit called Tag Ideation. Before appointment at MDC, she was the chairman and CEO of KBS. Ms. Senecal did some good work while at the helm of KBS that saw it grow from a little agency consisting of around 250people to a large organization of over 800people. It was even recognized by Crain’s among the best places to work in New York. KBS deals with well-established clients such as Vanguard, TE connectivity, Harman, BMW and more. By improving the firm’s status significantly, Ms. Senecal had proved her worth to all.

At the time of naming her the CEO of CP+B she was the president and CEO at MDC Partner Network. At MDC she was responsible for pushing the company’s vision forward to grow the business and partner with other networks. Her role at MDC helped her gain a lot of experience that would come in handy in her new role. Ms. Senecal believes in using the talents at her disposal and culture to drive change to achieve her purpose of growing the agency. Ms. Senecal is a member of the Board of Ad Council. During her tenure at MDC, she was honored at AWNY Game Changer Awards with a Quantum Leap Award for Leadership and was named one of Advertising Age’s Women to Watch in 2014.