How The Career Of Rick Smith CEO Of Securus Has Evolved Over Time

Rick Smith was named CEO of Securus in the year 2008, since that time he has helped the company become leaders in the corrections industry in terms of quality of service delivery. Rick Smith is an impressive individual and his background and skill set shows that, with experience in finance, operations, business development among others, he looks to be the perfect leader to take a company towards greater achievements.

Securus Technologies with their headquarters in Dallas has been a major supplier of services for inmates, and other law enforcement agencies for a long time. They have provided services for over 1,000,000 inmates across North America and that figure is continually on the rise.

Rick Smith has helped the company maintain its leadership position in serving the prison community with the technology they need to manage incidence, communications, biometric analysis, self-care, and investigation.

Smith obtained an MBA from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester, before which he had graduated with an Engineering degree from the State University of New York. He also has an associate degree which he obtained from the Rochester Institute of Technology. This solid educational background helped prepare him for a life as one of the best business leaders in the US today. He started out at the Global Crossing North America Inc. Where he developed his leadership skills, having held a series of positions there from 1972 to 1998. He also had a stint at Frontier information Technologies where he was president, Network Plants Operations Director, Director of Business Development, Vice President of Midwest Telephone operations, among others.

Between 1998 and year 2000, he was Chief Financial Officer of Eschelon Telecom Inc. His impressive performances led to him being promoted to company president between 2000 and 2003 and subsequently CEO. As CEO of Eschelon Telecom, he helped the company achieve a revenue increase from $30 million to $350 million. He later led them to their Initial Public Offering in the year 2005 before leaving them in 2007.

In the year 2008 Securus Technologies hired him to become their President and CEO. He was made chairman in 2009 and continued to help them battle competition from Global Tel Link to stay top of the correction industry. They ultimately became successful in the battle for supremacy with Global Tel Link because of a few advantages some of which are: Securus had a large group of services they provided, they also had their own domestic call center which their staffs were working at full-time. During his time as a leader, they also had the largest VOIP corrections calling facility in the world and trained enough field technicians. Smith also led the company to invest over $500 million in acquisitions, technologies, and patents which have helped them gain a very strong foothold at the top of their industry. With Rick Smith at the Helm, Securus technology looks set to continue growing at a rapid rate and more

George Soros Claims the Top position among Private Philanthropists

The success of George Soros in hedge fund management coupled with his childhood experience has transformed him into a philanthropist of all-time. Forbes describes him as a heavyweight investor who is committed to liberal causes. Soros uses his group of Open Society Foundations to actualize his charity agenda.Recently, the NY Times reported that Soros donated $18 billion to Open Society Foundations, making him a historic donor who has given the highest amount of donation to support philanthropy activities. The open society has been in existence for over three decades. The organization operates in over 120 nations across the globe where it agitates for human rights and democracy. Though information about Soros’s donation got into the public domain recently, it is believed that the contribution was made many years ago. After receiving this generous gift, the Open Society climbed the ladder to become second in the list of philanthropic organizations in the USA. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ranks as the biggest charity organization in the country.

The Open Society has continued to step up activities that are geared towards attaining its goal of strengthening democracy and reducing the abuse of human rights. In the United States, the organization has directed its energy towards the protection of gay and lesbians who have been suffering police brutality for a long time.Soros’s organization has also been widely involved in charity programs outside the US. Notably, the open society was among the first stakeholders that come out to battle the outbreak of Ebola in 2014. The 2016 election of the United States sparked a wave of hate attacks; this attracted the attention of George Soros, who committed over $10 million towards mitigating the spate of hate attack incidents. This noble cause played a key role in protecting United States citizens from politically motivated violence. Needy students and the center for Roma art and culture are also among the beneficiaries of George Soros’s charity donations.

According to the Open Society Foundations, George Soros’ charity gestures are deeply rooted in his history. Soros was born in 1930, Hungary. His childhood years coincided with the time when his home country was experiencing Nazi occupation, one of the deadliest human rights abuse that resulted in the killing of 500,000 Hungarian Jews. George Soros, his family members and other citizens narrowly escaped the onslaught by faking their identities. George Soros moved from Budapest to London in 1947, a time when the communists were struggling to bring normalcy in Hungary. In his new location, he enrolled for further studies at the London School of Business. After staying in London for nearly a decade, Soros migrated to the United States where he established Soros Fund Management; a hedge fund that has evolved to give Soros his present popularity in philanthropy and entrepreneurship circles.Soros started his philanthropy works in 1979 by sponsoring the education of black students in South Africa. Over the years, he has endured all hurdles including sharp criticism from various corners to become a seasoned philanthropist who is highly respected across the globe for his role in championing for human rights and democracy.

Five Decades After Joining Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Has Now Been Named the Chairman Of Its Board Of Directors

On the 11th of October 2017, Bradesco announced that its chairman of close to three decades, Lazaro Brandao had decided to resign. The decision had long been expected due to Brandao’s advanced age – he is currently 91. It was also announced that the bank’s current vice chairman and chief executive officer of the bank, Luiz Carlos Trabuco would fill in Brandao’s shoes. Having been with the Brazilian bank for close to five decades and a long-time mentee of Brandao, Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s appointment did not also come as a surprise to many. That said, the bank is now faced with the momentous decision of having to select a new CEO to carry on with the diligent work commenced by Luiz Carlos Trabuco.

According to the Luiz Carlos Trabuco, a new president is not expected to be selected until March 2018. This is in line with the bank’s policies that demand a decision of that nature be made only after the board meeting that followed the shareholders’ annual meeting. Consequently, Luiz Carlos Trabuco will be the bank’s CEO and chairman for the next few months. It will not be the first time this has been done at the bank as Lazaro Brandao also served in both capacities for a few years during the 1990s. No decision will be made on the leadership decision Bradesco will take until March next year although it is already expected that the new CEO will be selected from among the senior executives currently serving at the bank. Additionally, with Bradesco now considerably bigger than it was a few years ago, the decision has also been made to remove the membership of the president from the board has already been made. This will ensure that the president has a lighter workload and can instead fully focus his/her energies towards growing the Bradesco brand.

Given how successful the last seven years of Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s tenure have been, a lot will be expected of the incoming president. Just like Bradesco, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has his origins in the town of Marilia. A trained sociologist, he holds degrees from the University of Sao Paulo and the School of Sociology and Politics Foundation of Sao Paulo.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco has spent the entirety of his career at Bradesco. He joined the bank while he was still in his teens, first working as a clerk. He quickly grew into the position despite the lack of experience in banking or an academic background a banking-related field. His first promotion came less than two years after joining the bank when he was transferred to work at the bank’s headquarters in Sao Paulo. 13 years and a few promotions later, he became one of the youngest executives at Bradesco when he was named the department director of marketing. As with other position he had held, he thrived in this role and is most remembered for improving relations between the bank and the press. A few promotions later, he got his biggest appointment yet when he was named the president of Bradesco Seguros, a subsidiary of the bank operating in the insurance industry. His success in the position earned him industry-wide recognition and a number of accolades, including twice being named the insurance personality of the year. Following the retirement of Marcio Cypriano in 2009, he was selected to become the bank’s fourth president.

As he assumes the position of chairman, Luiz Carlos Trabuco is expected to bring his famed work rate to his new position. Five decades after joining the bank, he still works for 12 hours a day.

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