Rick Smith is the CEO of Securus Technologies. He has an unparalleled track record in the correction industry that dates back many years. With his experience, he was the best choice to head the leading provider of inmate technologies. Rick Smith holds a bachelors degree in engineering and a master’s in engineering from the State University of New York. He also has another master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester. Under his leadership, Smith has grown Securus to become the securest platform to make calls that enable families and friends to reach incarcerated loved ones. After joining the company, the technology expert introduced video calling. The firm has been utilizing cameras installed in prisons to enable this video call. This video calling technology is part of Smith’s belief that everyone should have a better visitation experience by being allowed to see their loved ones.Smith has a precise plan for the future of Securus. He is committed to seeing the company grow to help families reach their people through the enterprise. As such, Rick Smith has laid down plans to expand Securus Technologies to every prison in America as well as investing in technology to make each correctional facility easier to reach.
Securus Technologies Merges with JPay
In July 2015, Securus technologies purchased JPay Inc. JPay is a renowned leader in the technology market that introduced electronic payment systems, emails, and several entertainments and educational apps for the correctional industry. At the time of purchase, JPay was operating in 33 state prisons.The transaction put Securus Technologies as the fastest-growing firm in the provision of technologies to the correctional industry. According to the organization’s CEO Rick Smith, the company is ranked as the best in terms of payments, emails and provision of inmate tablets. After securing the deal, Securus obtained equity funding and approvals from state and federal regulatory authorities. The CEO further said that their mission of the purchase was to ensure that they provide the best products, security and reduce recidivism.On his side, Ryan Shapiro the CEO of JPay said they would continue to produce cutting-edge technologies that will have value for prisoners, prison staff, and family. Making prisons safe, efficient and enabling prisoners to transition into good people once released will continue to be their core values. With the merger, Mr. Smith will continue to run JPay as a fully owned subsidiary of Securus Technologies.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a reputed organization and a leading provider of technology products and services to correctional facilities in North America. Currently, the company serves over 3,450 correctional facilities and over 1,200,000 inmates. Securus has ensured that calls made to prisons are clear and safer than before. Under the current CEO, Mr. Smith the company is committed to offering exceptional consumer experiences.
Julia Jackson is currently a successful proprietor of Jackson Family Wines. However, her interest in wine has been with her throughout most of her life. She has fond memories with her father, picking and sorting grapes and learning about the wine business, where she learned the importance of working hard. Since her child-hood years, she has taken that philosophy to heart, attending Scripps College and obtaining her bachelor’s degree before attending Stanford School of Business to pursue her graduate degree. After studying about French sales and distribution, working during the harvest at the Jackson Family Château Lassègue in France, she was inspired to be involved with international wine brands.
She currently works in the Jackson Family Communications and Marketing Departments where she improves websites for Jackson Family Wines’ brands such as Tenuta di Arceno, and Yangarra. With her success with Jackson Family Wines, she was inspired to create a non-profit organization, that celebrates women leaders who overcome life’s adversities, called Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. Each year, her organization donates $100,000 annually to other non-profit organizations that exemplify strong traits of equality, community and spirit. As she moves forward in her career, she hopes to honor her father’s legacy by improving her family’s wine business making quality products and continuing her contributions to her valuable non-profit organization.
The Mexican economy is quite stable now after decades of struggle, and it can be said without second thoughts that the country’s economy is in fact booming. The growth in the economy of the country has positively influenced all the other industries in the country, which includes the Media industry. The purchasing power of people has increased, and that has boosted the growth of the consumer market, which has indirectly helped in fueling considerable amount of money to the media industry as well. There are much large as well as medium sized media companies in Mexico, such as Cinemax, Grupo Reforma, SDI Media, Grupo ACIR, Grupo CIE, Evoga Entertainment, and others.
Grupo Televisa is also one of the leading media companies in the country, and it is known to be the largest media group in the Spanish speaking world. The company has retained its edge over its competitors by providing unique media services, which have lately become a huge hit among the target audience of the firm. The growth of Grupo Reforma can also be attributed to the efforts of Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega who has worked day and night to ensure that the company retains its top position in the industry.
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega understands the media business well and has accordingly made some very necessary changes in the business policies of Grupo Televisa, which has helped the company to penetrate the market further, not only in Mexico but in North America as well. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has studied from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is a certified practicing lawyer. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has also co-founded a very famous law firm in Mexico named Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes-Fuentes. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is associated with many other middle market companies in Mexico, including Empresas Cablevision, Pepsi Bottling Group, Sky, and Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.
Longtime conservationist Mark Hutchinson continues to protect the globe’s wild places in order to ensure that future generations can also enjoy our world’s natural beauty and wonderment. Founder of Wild Ark and EcoTraining, Hutchinson has lived his life in pursuit of obtaining the perfect balance between showing the wild world to others while educating them on the fragility of the world around us. He has worked extensively in the Bush of Australia as well as Africa in his travels. His post-collegiate experiences in the Bush and traveling the African continent were instrumental in informing his decision to found both Wild Ark and EcoTraining. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/
Hutchinson would love for all of Earth’s inhabitants to plant a tree on an annual basis or find a leisure pursuit that helps them to reconnect with nature and the world around them. Through Wild Ark, Mark is able to reacquaint others with their true selves as well as nature. It is his firm belief that the more people are exposed to the wilderness, the more likely it is that they will themselves become advocates of a conservation mindset. Wild Ark aims to expose tourists to a wide range of natural environments in the hopes that their experiences will propel them to become even more eco-conscious. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-hutchinson-596329121/?ppe=1
The entire business model of Wild Ark is centered around expanding travelers’ encounters with wilderness and their appreciation of the greater world around them. This travel firm provides high-end and nature intensive travel packages that take their clients deep into the Bush as well the outer areas of Africa. These trips are luxe but also right in the thick of the surrounding natural environments. Wild Ark has Bush trips in Africa that spend 10 days traveling on dirt roads with local guides that offer a high level of insight into the incredibly special area that is the African wilderness.
Mark Hutchinson has lived his life in the pursuit of wilderness conservation and educating the world at large of the fragility of nature and the importance of preserving these spaces. He will continue these endeavors and efforts through EcoTrainng and Wild Ark. Learn more: https://www.ecotraining.co.za/about/owners/