Securus Technologies announced their recent move to hire Dan Wigger, the managing director and vice chair of the Managed Access Systems as well as the vice president of the Growth opportunities, Jon Secrest. Rick Smith, the new CEO of Securus Technologies observed that, their combined experience in the previous companies, good work ethic, and unique personal attributes would be instrumental in the Securus executive team. Mr. Jon will work on expansion and integration of product offering, while Mr. Wigger will head the Managed Access Systems. He shall ensure that prisons and jails are installed with high-tech devices and that none of the inmates use illegal devices such as the contraband wireless device. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.
Securus Technologies is a tech company formed after the merger of the leading corrections market firms Evercom and T-netix, and the acquisition of Offender Management Systems Company, Syscon Justice Systems. Mr. Smith had exceptional experience and excellent track record and was undoubtedly the ideal choice to lead the company. Securus serves clients with innovative initiatives in areas such as technology and architecture. It has unparalleled competition in the correctional industry. Securus headquarters are based in Dallas, Texas.
Education and Career Background
Smith holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the State University of New York. He also holds a master’s degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Smith has worked in various companies and managed a variety of disciplines such as IT, operations and business development. He is a former CEO of the Eschelon Telecom firm for nine years. During his tenure, Mr. Rick Smith grew the company’s revenue from $30 to $350 million. He is responsible for the successful IPO launch of Eschelon Company in 2005. He has also held other key positions at Eschelon such as chief financial and operating officer. Rick Smith worked for the Frontier Corp, renamed as the Global Crossing, as the vice architect of the financial management. He joined Corp in 1972, where he started as the vice chair for the Midwest Telephone Operations and later promoted to different positions such as the Vice President of Financial Management, Chief Information Officer, Director of Business Development, director for the Plant Network Operations and finally the President of the company. Read more on Crunchbase.com.
Feedback from Satisfied Customers
Customers who used their services and products expressed their satisfaction through emails and comments on the Securus Technologies’ website. One of them thanked the group for their assistance in obtaining phone call information that was used to get a search warrant for a corrupt staff. A Correctional facility noted that as a result of the monitored call in the facility, they were able to get information regarding inmates selling drugs, others using alcohol, and possible access and use of illegal devices within the facility.