Securus Technologies is a prominent provider of criminal justice and civil technology solutions for investigation, public safety, monitoring, and corrections. The company added a sales executive to their leadership team to help in the development of a top-notch, software-based sales group to complement its extended portfolio of more than 800 products for the corrections and law enforcement sectors. John Bell was appointed the new Senior Vice President of Sales at Securus Technologies.

Over the last three years, Securus Technologies has invested $600 million in the development and acquisition of hundreds of efficiency, security, and safety products. This necessitated the addition of a key sales resource equipped with experience related to evolving and transforming the sales team in the company to facilitate effective presentation of Securus’ expanded product set.

John Bell has built his 35-year career of changing the organizational culture and performance of a company into exceptional performance and growth. He has worked with great companies like IBM, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and NTT Verio. Mr. Bell graduated from the Holy Cross and has additional postgraduate training at the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton School of Business. John’s exceptional performance is a perfect match for Securus Technologies.

According to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of Securus Technologies, Richard A. (Rick) Smith, the company is a strong investment that releases product and service development proposals at least once per week to assist correction and law enforcement agencies to prevent and solve crimes. Rick Smith said that the company has been receiving thousands of appreciation letters and emails from their esteemed clients. The clients are pleased with the adequate solutions offered by Securus that helps keep the society, including inmates and their relatives safe.

Rick Smith joined Securus Technologies in 2008 and has served the firm in different positions. Prior to joining Securus, he worked for Eschelon Telecom Inc. where he was the Chief Financial Officer from 1998 until 2000. In 2000, he became the President of the firm until 2003 when he was appointed the CEO of the enterprise. Rick worked at Frontier Corp. as the Vice President of financial management before joining Eschelon. He worked at Frontier Corp for two decades and grew his resume by serving in different positions.

Richard Smith has an impressive academic record. He acquired an Associate Degree in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rick furthered his training at the State University of New York, Buffalo and attained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Smith furthered his training at the State University of New York, Brockport where he attained his masters’ degree. He also attained a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester.

Rick Smith has expressed his desire to serve the society, especially by ensuring their safety during his tenure in Securus Technologies. He is anticipated to lead the company to further technological innovation and growth.