When it comes to civil and criminal justice technologies and solutions for ensuring public safety, investigating crimes, and monitoring corrections facilities, one prominent name that comes up is Mr. Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Securus Technologies; this is a leading for-profit company founded in 1986 (based in Dallas Texas), committed to public safety. In fact, prominent public safety organizations and corrections facilities constantly rely on the solutions provided by Securus Technologies, to help them ensure proper investigation and resolution of civil and criminal matters. Follow Rick at LinkedIn.com.
According to PRNewswire, on Jan 7, 2016, Securus announced that it had added a senior sales executive to develop high-tech software based sales team. This way, Securus Technologies could more effectively expedite expanding its Portfolio of over 800 existing law enforcement and corrections products! It comes as no surprise that in the same year, Mr. Smith announced that, “We have invested $600 million [dollars] in the acquisition and development of several hundred safety, security, and efficiency related products over the last three (3) years. For that reason, we needed to add a key sales resource, with experience related to transforming and evolving sales teams, so that we can effectively present our expanded product set.” Hence, Mr. John Bell was asked to join Securus Technologies as Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Bell brought with him an outstanding 35-year career in business, which serves as the cornerstone of his professional talents and portfolio. In fact, a significant part of that impressive 35-year career was his experience at IBM.
As a consequence of these strategic business decisions, it is no wonder why Securus Technologies has been able to catapult its industry position and product portfolio to the top of the charts. Through his committed passion for public safety, Mr. Smith’s Securus Technologies has helped countless agencies protect and serve our communities by ensuring the highest security standards and cutting edge technologies available to combat crime. In fact, Mr. Smith’s company employs at least 1000 people and is reported to have contracts with around 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States alone! Securus Technologies does thousands of security and monitoring contracts with the Canadian government as well. Mr. Smith says, “If our corrections and law enforcement partners understand everything that we offer – we would win every new contract and never lose a contract.” He goes on to further state that, “What we offer has changed dramatically – much more complex with sophisticated safety, security, and productivity tools, as well as an investigative suite …” Mr. Rick Smith also states that his company receives thousands of letters and emails from loyal and highly satisfied customers, about the services and products, received. Read more on Crunchbase.com.