Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, has announced a management transition plan first socialized in 2014, the company said.
Robert E. (“Bob”) Pickens will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer, and Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith will assume the role of Senior Advisor to the board of directors at Securus Technologies.
Prior to serving as President in 2014, Pickens held the positions of Vice President of Marketing and Chief Operating Officer. He held these same positions at Eschelon Telecom, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota competitive local exchange carrier where he and Smith worked together for approximately nine (9) years before joining Securus Technologies for their recent additional nine (9) year stint.
Smith now transitions into the role of Senior Advisor to the board of directors at Securus Technologies.
Headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, and serving more than 3,500 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live.