Rick Smith:Owner And CEO Of Securus Technologies

Richard ‘Rick’ Smith is the owner and Chief Operating Officer of SECURUS Technologies. The company is a leading supplier of communications technology for the corrections community. The board of directors of SECURUS Technologies, Inc. voted to make Rick Smith its new CEO effective in July, 2008. Smith was selected to take over leadership of the company because of his excellent background, years of experience in the telecommunications industry, invaluable skill set and impressive track record in leading a number of different companies to long-term success.

Smith has bachelors in electrical engineering and a master’s in mathematics from the State University of New York. He also has an MBA from the University of Rochester. Plus Smith has a great deal of experience working in business development, information technology, operations and finance. For almost 10 years Richard Smith was with Eschelon Telecom serving as COO, CRO, CEO and director. During his time there he helped their revenue to grow from about $30 million to in excess of $350 million. In the summer of 2005 he helped Eschelon Telecom through a very successful initial public offering while taking the company public. Read more on PRNewsWire.com.

He has also held a variety of positions at Frontier Corporation in several divisions including, IT, business development and finance. He was also one of the company’s vice presidents. Richard Smith’s educational background and more than 20 years of experience in building businesses made him a good choice to take over at Securus Technologies. Plus Smith’s passion, determination, broad areas of expertise and leadership skills made him a perfect fit for the company at that time in the development, the board of directors of Securus Technologies felt.

Since he came on board as company CEO in July of 2008, Richard Smith has proven that the company’s faith in him was well justified. Smith has kept Securus Technologies on an upward trajectory and helped it to maintain and improve its position as a leading provider of technology and other products that are vital for the smooth running of over 2,450 corrections, law enforcement and public safety agencies in North America. Under Rick Smith’s leadership the company has continued to add new facilities as well as update the technologies and products they offer and continue to create new ones.

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Smith’s competence, expertise and understanding of communications technology as well as the new procedures and innovative initiatives he instituted has made the company more valuable and responsive to the needs of its customer base. Rick Smith’s relentless work providing SECURUS customers with superior service has helped to make the company even more focused and formidable. From its headquarters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas, Securus Technologies sets the standard for inmate communications technology nationwide.

Jose Henrique Borghi’s Love for Results Builds Mullen Rowe Brasil’s Reputation

José Henrique Borghi is the CEO and founder of the Ad Agency Mullen Lowe. The company has grown from a Brazilian based unit to a global name merging with other branding global leaders. Mullen Lowe was rebranded to Mullen Lowe Brazil with plans to expand even further. José Henrique Borghi in a recent interview reiterated how he got to where he is and how he ensures that he is productive all through the day. He got his break when Sazon gave him a deal to do an advertising campaign, and it has been all bliss from then. He has managed to work with the other main companies including Fiat and Parmalat. He derives his joy from being able to work in total freedom.

He explains in jest how he did not like having to put on linen pants and a shirt coupled with a throat choking tie. Being able to be his boss in a sports-loving town allows him to wear sports gear and enjoy sports alongside work. This is what has built his capacity to give more both socially, mentally and physically. He always has time for family and states that no one should have an excuse when it comes to being with family. Advertising is all about being versatile and having the mind capacity to come up with ideas while appreciating what your people have. He has grown his company to 300 workers in a competitive field that seems to be getting more recognition even from brands across the world.

His competency and tenacity could be attributed to the fact that he is a sportsman., Advertising is result oriented which is his forte. Other than that, he lives a simple life in San Paolo and spends most of his time in t-shirt and jeans doing what he loves most.

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. Offers Excellence to the Mortgage Industry

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. is a post-closing document provider that works with retail mortgage companies, lenders and others involved in the mortgage business. They are the leading assignments provider and lien release company in the world. Eight out of the top ten retail mortgage companies rely on Nationwide for their closing documents.

 

Nationwide can reach into every county in the nation to order the proper records for any mortgage closing purpose, which accounts for over 3,600 locations. The proprietary technology that allows this has been developed after years of hands-on experience in the industry and maximum investment in the effort.

 

Headquarters for Nationwide is in Palm Harbor, Florida and the company has over 600 employees stationed in three different States. In Dallas, Texas a large data center backs up all of the systems of the company just in case an emergency should occur, there will be no gap in the coverage and the delivery of the product to the customers.

The critical issue in the delivery on a national scale of mortgage documents is huge. The complexity and volume alone are enough to expect massive mistakes and miscues. The key to the successful operation of such a massive effort is the accuracy of the documents being delivered and the speed at which the process occurs.

 

Nationwide has a compliance rate of 99.98% and a failure rate of only .78%, which is less than 1%. These figures mean that just shy of 100% of all Nationwide documents are delivered on time and with great accuracy.

 

Much of the success of Nationwide’s stellar results are due to the employees of the company and the training they receive. Nothing short of perfection is expected of employees, and work process is in place down to the smallest detail. When employees are trained properly, and they know the process at each station of delivery, high standards can be met.

 

Perfection can also mean that stress levels can be high as well. John Hillman, the CEO of Nationwide recognizes this, so measures have been put in place for employees to have recourse when they get stressed out. Short breaks and backups are the keys to getting through this potential problem, and Hillman says it works well.

 

The success enjoyed by Nationwide has been like no other company, and if the past is an indication of the future, the company will continue to lead the industry in production and its compliance with high standards.

 

How to be a good manager

Josh Verne, the owner of FlockU.com, gives his view on what makes a manager great. Below are some of the tips he shares:

Josh Verne draws a fine line between being a leader and being a boss. He insists that being a leader is the first step to building a good rapport with one’s employees. A leader, unlike a boss, doesn’t force his will onto others. He earns respect by putting the opinions of those that serve him first, before his.

– A manager understands that a win for the employees or the society is also a win for himself. With this, a leader then should try to make every situation a win-win for both sides.

– Fewer words come with more power. A leader wants to appear authoritative. This can only be accomplished if the leader is a man of few words. People will hence listen to you.

– Money is not everything. One can be a billionaire, but without a good home, they will suffer. Verne, therefore, encourages managers to balance their life, and have time for everything. Each working day is an opportunity to improve every aspect of your life. You should therefore work, not only on your business, but also on your relationships and health as well.

– Most importantly, one should venture into something they are passionate about. According to Verne, it rarely occurs that one emerges successful in a field he is not passionate about.

About Josh Verne

He is an accomplished entrepreneur. As at now, Josh is the CEO of FlockU.com. FlockU is an online platform that allows students, mostly college students, to exchange content. This is done through peer-to-peer connectivity. The platform was established in 2016 and has, since its inception, become popular in a short time.

Before FlockU.com, Verne was the founder and CEO of workpays.me, another online platform that worked to help employees to make purchases. The amounts were then deducted from their payrolls. He founded the firm with help from his long time best friend, Jon Dorfman. He later sold the company to Google Analytics Holding, two years before forming FlockU.com.