The correctional sphere is currently counted as one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. For way too long, the field of corrections didn’t see much development, especially regarding technology integration. It was mainly due to the lack of technology that would help the inmates safely correspond and communicate with their loved ones. However, times have changed, and it is primarily due to the efforts and contributions of fast-evolving technology firms in the field of corrections, such as Securus Technologies. It is one of the pioneering firms that has not only developed a wide array of products and services for the correctional sphere but has also ensured that the inmates get access to a wide range of products and services that were unimaginable earlier. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.
Rick Smith is the man behind the recent success that Securus Technologies has tasted. He has ensured that the company follows its legacy of providing value for money to its end users while staying ahead of the competition by providing innovative and cutting-edge products and services. Securus also acquired Jpay in 2015 that is also a technology company offering email, electronic payments, educational apps and even entertainment apps to many correctional institutions in the country. The move came after their decision to expand their footprint in the industry. Rick Smith, on the occasion, said that the acquisition would help the company to become one of the fastest growing companies in the corrections segment. He also added that being an admirer of JPay for many years because of their innovative products, they felt glad to have been able to combine forces to grow further in the business. JPay was established in 2002 as a payment company and later went on to offer other digital products to 33 of the State Department of Corrections in the country and serving more than 1.6 million inmates. Rick Smith Securus regularly shares emails and letters that he receives from his clients with appreciation and feedback on their services. He believes that these comments help him work harder to provide high-quality services to his clients. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
Rick Smith, the CEO and the President of Securus Technologies have been with the company since 2008 when it was just a small company. Before joining Securus, he was an employee of Eschelon Telecom Inc when he joined it in 1998. He soon moved the ladders and became the Chief Financial Officer and then the President of the company in 2003. Working in different positions in the same company has helped him learn more about the industry from the bottom up. He has a degree in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the famous Rochester Institute of Technology. He also earned his MBA degree from the University of Rochester and then his Master’s degree from the State University of New York in Brockport.