Securus Technology, a leading provider of technology solutions to correctional facilities and the criminal justice system, has a new member on board. John Bell, a senior sale executive, joined the company effective December 30, 2015, and will be the firm’s Senior Vice President of sales. Bell is expected to help the company develop a high-tech; software-based sales team that will complement its expanded portfolio of over 800 products the firm provides to law enforcement and correction sectors.
According to Securus Technologies CEO Rick Smith, Securus in the last three years has invested 600 million dollars in the acquisition and development of safety, security and efficiency related items. As a result, the firm is entitled to acquiring a new sales executive who is highly experienced to oversee the sales team in presenting the firm’s expanded product set effectively.
Bell is a graduate of the Holy Cross and holds a postgraduate degree from Wharton School of Business and Kellog School of Management. Bell has previously served in various capacities in organizations such as IBM, Verizon, AT&T and Time Warner Cable among others. He joins Securus to head a sales team of 100 people. Josh Conklin who is a Sales Vice President at Securus Technologies will retain all his executive responsibilities however he is expected to report directly to his senior Bell. Smith in a statement said that all the company needs to increase sales is to make clients understand the products the company is offering and Bell is the right person who can help bridge that gap.
Securus technology has been receiving numerous letters and emails daily that from customers who are appreciating their products and families that are commending them for their good work of helping provide correctional facilities and the criminal justice system with adequate services that help keep societies safe including inmates and their families. Mr. Smith in a rejoinder said building safety is engraved in the company’s DNA and it is Securus Technologies honor to protect and serve the community.
About Rick Smith
Rick Smith is an innovative and ambitious entrepreneur who is currently the Chief Executive officer of Securus Technologies. Securus is an American for Profit Technology Company that provides technology solutions to prisons and is based in Dallas. Smith possesses outstanding managerial skills which he acquired over the years working for various companies as an employee and in the managerial team.
Rick Smith has a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from the State University of New York-Buffalo. In addition, Smiths holds an MBA from the University of Rochester and an Associate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Smith began his career at Global Crossing North America in 1972. In 1998 Smith joined Eschelon Telecom Inc. as a Chief Financial Officer and by the time he was leaving in 2003 he had risen to the position of president.