On July 31, 2015, Securus Technologies made an announcement that it had acquired JPay Inc. JPay is a leading technology company that incorporates email, electronic payments as well as educational and entertainment related apps to correctional facilities. Currently, JPay is operational in more than 33 state prison systems and is based in Miramar, Florida and more information click here.
JPay Inc Transaction
JPay was established in 2002 as a digital platform that provides inmates with access to email,books, games, music and shopping. According to Rick Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, the JPay acquisition positions Securus into the fastest growing segments and correctional agencies can get access to high tech software to stop crime and reduce recidivism. As a result, Mr. Smith will continue to operate JPay as a wholly owned subsidiary of Securus Technologies.
Rick Smith’s Commentary on Customer Emails
Securus Technologies serves over 2,600 law enforcement, public safety and corrections agencies as well as more than 1,000,000 inmates within North America. The company’s headquarters is based in Dallas, Texas. Rick Smith has been an outstanding leader in Securus Technologies. He has successfully guided his professional team to offer exceptional customer service and respond to all emails in a bid to interact with their customers and movie produced by Rick Smith.
Mr.Smith strongly believes that Securus Technologies is a strong investment, therefore, proposals for product and service development are released once a week to help correctional and law enforcement agencies prevent and solve crimes. Rick Smith acknowledges the fact that Securus Technologies has received thousands of emails and letters as the company continues to provide quality services and as Smith stated yesterday.
About Rick Smith
Rick Smith serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Securus Technologies. Prior to that, Mr.Smith has worked for several organizations. For example, in 1972, he kick-started his career at Global Crossing North America Inc. Later on, he progressed and became the Chief Financial Officer at Eschelon Telecom Inc. in 1998. In 2000, he became the Chief Operating Officer and President within the same firm and his Linkedin.
Rick Smith’s educational background is mainly focused in the technology field. Rick holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University State of New York situated at Buffalo. He also holds a Technology Associate Degree and MBA from Rochester Institute and the University of Rochester respectively.