Richard A. Smith: Texan Technology Tycoon

Ever heard of the talented and extraordinary Richard A. Smith? Sometimes known as Rick Smith, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies which is an American prison technology concentrated from Dallas, Texas. Smith has been the Chief Executive Officer since June 23, 2008 in which this company is in charge of making all the technology such as the security cameras, electronic locks where the prisoners are held and much more gadgets which are used within the prison system to make sure everything goes smoothly and according to plan. The company employs around 1200 people and serves way over 2000 correctional facilities which are situated in the United States and Canada. According to Wikipedia

Smith holds a long line of college degrees which makes him an outstanding candidate for the many top executive jobs he has held in the past. Each time he obtains a college degree, he seems to climb the corporate ladder so easily. Rick Smith has an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master’s in Business and Administration from the University of Rochester Simon School, and finally a Masters in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Brockport. Rick Smith was always a studious and smart student because he always ask question. He always was focused to make sure he finished his degrees because he knows that education is the way to triumph in life. That is why he got one degree, then he quickly obtained another like if it was nothing just to acquire a degree from college which is difficult when taking many classes.

Prior to Securus, he was with Frontier Corporation from March 1972 to 1998 with several positions in which he successfully rises through the ranks. He was a Controller, President of Frontier Information Technologies, Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Network Plant Operations Director, Director of Business Development, Vice President of Financial Management and finally the Chief Financial Officer. His hard work and dedication shows his various and amazing positions he has held because he always follows directions and is persistent when getting the job done. Then he started working for Eschelon Telecom Inc. from March 1999 to July 2003. After impressing the board members, he became President from April 2000 to August 2003 and then impressively the Chief Executive Officer from August 2003 to August 2007. In June 2008, he was offered a job as the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies Inc. His long line of work shows that he deserves whatever job he is offered next because his passion and dedication to the job description clearly shows that when his performance is outstanding. Check this article at Bloomberg.com to know more about Rick Smith.

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