Securus Technologies, a top provider of technology solutions to correctional facilities, announced that it had recruited a new sales executive. The new senior VP of sales, John Bell, joined the company back in December 30, 2015 to boost the company’s goals of developing an advanced and software-based sales team. The team was aimed at complementing the company’s expanded portfolio of products for the corrections and law enforcement sectors.
Rick Smith’s Views on the New Appointee
Rick Smith, the CEO of Securus Technologies, stated that the company had invested around $600 million in acquiring and developing a number of safety, efficiency and security related products in the last three years. This necessitated the company to bring in a seasoned sales executive to spearhead the transformation and evolvement of its sales team to effectively present the company’s expanded product portfolio. He praised John Bell for building an outstanding reputation in his career especially in transforming organizational performance and culture. He brings 35 years experience of bringing about exceptional growth, performance and developing competent sales leaders to Securus. Mr. Bell has worked for IBM, which is the cream of high integrity, high-tech and leading sales business. Mr. Bell is a graduate of Holy Cross and went for postgraduate studies from the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton School of Business.
Rick Smith’s Thoughts on Positive Emails from Customers
Securus Technologies offers products that are aimed at solving and also preventing crimes, including those committed by incarcerated persons. Securus Technologies plays an important role in making incarceration safer as opposed to leaving people to create worse situations. The company receives thousands of letters and emails from happy customers appreciating its work of keeping the society safe including the incarcerated persons and their families. Rick Smith stated that the company is honored for protecting and serving the community by ensuring safety is part of its DNA. The company takes this duty seriously as it manifests its social responsibility.
About Rick Smith
Rick Smith is the president and CEO at Securus Technologies. He has worked with the company from 2008 in various positions. Before joining Securus Technologies, he used to work at Eschelon Telcom Incorporated in a number of positions. He worked at Frontier Corporation as the financial management vice president. He spent 20 years at the institution and furthered his career in a number of positions there. He also worked for Midwest Telephone Operations at some point in his life.Rick has an associate degree in the discipline of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering. He earned his degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA and a Master’s degree from the University of Rochester and State University of New York (Brockport) respectively. He also holds a bachelor of science, electrical engineering degree from the State University of New York (Buffalo).