Rick Smith; The Man Responsible for the Growth of Securus

Securus Technologies is a technology company that services the corrections industry. They offer information management software, communication infrastructure, and parolee tracking services. Securus was founded in 1986. It is based in Dallas, Texas. The company has regional offices in Allen, Carrolton, and Atlanta. Securus has served more than two thousand facilities and a million inmates in the US, Mexico, and Canada. The company has acquired several companies to add the number of products that it offers to clients including Guarded Exchange, Telerus, CellBlox, and Primonics.

Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Engineering. Smith joined Frontier Corporation after school and went on to work in various departments including finance, business development, and IT. He was named the CEO of Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 2001. Smith was able to grow the company’s revenue ten times to $350 million when he was there. He was able to take the company to a successful Initial Public Offering in 2005. Smith was named the CEO of Securus Technologies by the board of directors of the enterprise in 2008. Read more about Rick Smith Securus on glassdoor.com.

Securus announced the addition of a senior sales executive to its team at the start of last year. John Bell joined the company as the senior vice president of sales. He was brought on to build a sales team based on software to sell its portfolio that comprises of hundreds of products. Smith said that they had invested six hundred million dollars towards the development of security and safety products. The company needed an experienced sales executive to come in and help to sell these products to new clients. Smith said that Bell would oversee the sales team and grow them accordingly so that they would be able to articulate the products accurately to prospective customers.

Bell has a Master’s degree and a Doctorate from the Wharton School of Business and the Kellogg School of Management respectively. He has worked at top telecommunication companies in the country including Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and AT&T. He will lead a sales team that is made up of 100 sales associates on the ground and site. Smith explained that they had chosen Bell because of his work experience and performance in his previous positions. Bell had been able to develop sales leaders and to steer the companies to exceptional growth. Josh Conklin is the vice president of Sales. He will collaborate to accomplish the goals of the enterprise. They are tasked with presenting the full bundle of products to clients. They also engage with customers on a personal basis. Read more on bitsylink.com about Rick Smith Securus.

Talk Fusion on Morning Blend

Bob Reina CEO and co-founder of Talk Fusion appeared on Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend to discuss the current standing and the future of this video communication-based system. You get to hear a little bit about everything in this short discussion, including the history of the company, how the idea was formed, and some ways that Bob Reina has decided to use the success that he has found with this company to give back to the community that he lives in.

Talk Fusion formed out of Reina’s own frustrations with the major holes that we had in current video communication technology. While on a vacation, he was attempting to email a video to his mother. He found himself unable to do this because the file was too large. After this difficulty, he set out to create a product that would allow people to be able to easily communicate using video.

All though at the start of this process Talk Fusion was going to be just for emailing videos, it soon became much more. As time went on,the company became a much more all-encompassing video communication system. The company’s product now offers all forms of video communication, including high-quality video chatting capabilities!

As Talk Fusion grows in size and in wealth, Bob Reina has decided to stay humble, and give back to his community. Instead of moving to the big city like most business men do after finding success of this type, Reina decided to stay in Tampa, a community that he previously served as a law enforcement officer. He claims to have a deep feeling of responsibility that comes along with his success, and what he gives back shows that. Reina offers free thirty day trials to local business and offers the services for free to any foundation that is helping animals.

Whether you are a large business in need of a better communication system, or you are just getting started, Talk Fusion might offer you something to give you an edge. You’ll also be supporting a company who’s long term vision really is for the common good.