Based in the Texas City of Dallas, Securus Technologies is a security solutions company serving over 3,450 law enforcement, correctional and public safety agencies around the country. The company also prides itself in having served over 1.2 million inmates over the years and having provided its security and safety as they served their sentences. The company has created a reputation for itself for emergency response and incident management services, investigation and biometric analysis, communication and information management, monitoring and inmate self-services in many correctional facilities across North America. Their top-notch services have made them an industry leader and set them ahead of the competition in the area of security solutions in the justice and correctional system.
The success of Securus Technologies is in large part due to the able leadership of chief executive officer Rick Smith. Mr. Smith had served in the company under different capacities since he joined in 2008 before rising to the helm in 2014. Before then, he had worked in Eschelon Telecom Inc. in various positions since 1998. By the time he left the company, he had risen through the ranks for the post of president. Before that, he had spent 20 years of his career in Frontier Corp. owing to his extended career in different institutions, Mr. Rick Smith has acquired a vast world of knowledge and experience, which he brought to Securus and has used appropriately to steer the company to success.
In 2016, Mr. Smith intimated that the company receives an overwhelming number of emails and letters, commenting them on the good job that they have been doing in providing security for inmates in different correctional facilities and their families. Many of the emails appreciate the fact that the service that the company provides were absent in the previous years, despite their undeniable importance, and understand that correctional facilities and society as a whole is safer owing to the services provided by Securus technologies. Indeed, there are those who feel that the company had made incarceration are more good course than in the past when it was looked upon with trepidation. In responding to the emails, Mr. Smith confided that safety was the main pillar upon which the company was built.
To further enhance its service providers in an increasingly diversified portfolio, Securus Technologies announced on January 2017 that it was adding a new sales executive to its leadership team. Mr. John Bell joined the company towards the end of December 2016, in the capacity of Vice President of Sales. He brings with him a vast world of knowledge and experience in the field, holding an impressive 35-year long portfolio in sales and marketing in many different organizations of high repute. He is expected to transform the organizational culture at Securus and steer the organization to greater success.