Securus Technologies is the leading provider of technology to law enforcement and the correctional systems in Canada and the United States. It is based in Dallas, Texas, and has contracts with over 2,600 correction agencies and law enforcement departments. It has a made a number of big acquisitions in recent years so that it can provide even more to its clients. One of the biggest occurred in April 2015 when they acquired another company in the industry, JPay Inc. Visit Bloomberg to know more about Rick.
JPay was a company that provided a number of technologies to their customers and was used in over 33 state prison systems. Their technology allowed their customers to take electronic payments and they provided email hosting. Additionally, they provided apps that inmates could use to either increase their education or to have fun with. When announcing the acquisition, CEO Rick Smith Securus said that by buying JPay his company was entering one of the fastest growing spaces in the industry. He and his team at Securus Technologies had been following developments at JPay for several years and the time seemed great to join the two companies together. Both the products that Jpay offered and the team that worked there joined Securus Technologies after the transaction was completed. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.
In 2016, Rick Smith released a batch of the customer comments his team had received from those that use his company’s products and services. The letters express how Securus Technology’s customers are using their technology to make society safer as well as both inmates and their families. Being a socially responsible person, CEO Rick Smith is focused on how his company can help eliminate problems in prisons and help police officers prevent and solve crimes.
Rick Smith spent many years in the telecommunications industry after graduating from college. For over 25 years he worked for Global Crossing North America in increasingly higher levels of authority and responsibility. The first company he was the chief executive officer of was Echelon Telecom where he stayed for seven years. He was President of this company for the first four years and CEO for the remaining thre years. It was after this that he joined Securus Technologies as its top executive. In addition to being the CEO he is also the Chairman of the Board.