Securus Technologies CEO brings John Bell on-board to boost its Sales Team

Securus Technologies, a chief provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions has announced the addition of a senior sales executive to its ranks in a move aimed at bolstering its capacity. According to an excerpt published on PRNewswire on January 7 2016, John Bell is tasked with developing a High-tech, software savvy sales team that will complement the company’s expanded portfolio of over 800 products. The products are mostly trained in the highly demanding and sophisticated law enforcement and the corrections industry in North America. Prior to taking up the new role, Bell served as the Senior VP of Sales of Securus Technologies when he joined the company on December 30, 2015.

The company CEO, Rick Smith Securus said the move to bring Bell was informed by need to add an experienced sales resource that would transform the existing sales teams and enhance product representation. Besides revolutionizing the sales teams, Bell is tasked with reshaping the organizational culture and performance to enhance growth, performance and produce new sales leaders. Following the decision to bring Bell on board, the Securus Technologies VP of Sales, Josh Conklin will retain his existing Executive responsibilities, but report directly to Bell. Bell’s professional career as a sales expert spans over 35 years and includes people skills development and retooling sales processes. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

Bell and Conklin will work together to make use of Securus Tech center and develop a sophisticated sales associates program among other goals. Bell has served in various companies in the past, including Time Warner Cable, IMB and Verizon. In the last 3 years, Securus Technologies has invested about $600 million to acquire and develop a number of safety, security and efficient products. The criminal and civil justice tech solutions are focused on areas like investigations, public safety, corrections and monitoring, which are all aimed at making the world a safer place. The Dallas, Texas based company serves over 3,400 public safety, corrections and law enforcement entities and more than 1,200,000 inmates across the US and Canada.

According to Bloomberg, Securus Technologies was established in 1986 and employees about 1000 people. To expand its reach, the company operates regional offices in Allen and Carrollton, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Rick Smith took charge as the CEO of Securus Technologies on June 23, 2008. In the past, he served as the President and COO of Eschelon Telecom Inc beginning April 2000 to August 2003. From April 1997 to October 1998, Richard served as VP of Financial Management at Frontier Corp. Smith holds membership in a number of organizations, including Integra Telecom Company Limited and Eschelon Telecom Inc. He graduated from the Holy Cross and undertook his postgraduate work at Kellogg School of Management and Wharton School of Business.

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Helping with Homework through Securus Technology

Most parents don’t think much of it when it comes to helping their kids with homework, and may even take it for granted. However, when you are a parent that is away from their child, this can mean everything in helping them to do the smallest things. In the video, the father is getting to do homework with his daughter, as she shows him the math problems that she is working on as he helps her to understand and figure out the problems as she holds the assignment up for him to see. Along with helping with homework, they talk about the future and that she’ll have to go to college, her dad says especially if she wants to be a graphic designer like he wanted to do, and also they talk about what college she wants to go to.

Through the Securus Video Visitation, this technology helps individuals to have the chance of connecting with their loved ones that have been incarcerated, with easy to use and convenient options. As the father does, as he simply gets to help his daughter with homework as they both get to see one another. There are two ways to visit, determined by the schedule of the facility, individuals can either visit from their home over webcam and video chat, or they can pre-schedule a visit onsite. Being able to visit at home can save time that may otherwise be spent driving to visit, and then have to wait in a long line. There is no more that is required for an at home visit, other then a webcam, an online account with Securus and a computer.

In addition to the video services that are offered, email services, jail voicemails and phone services are also offered through securus. When using the email services, some advantages are that the individual has access 24 hours in sending a message wherever there is internet access, have a simple user experience, and need no approval process for sending an email. To use the jail voicemail, there are only three steps involved, call the phone number, then the facility must be specified and the
loved one to be contacted , then follow instructions as prompted for leaving the voicemail. Once the individual has left the voicemail, the individual that it has been left for will be notified of the message. There are several plans of phone services that are available, these include inmate debit, traditional collect, direct billing and advance connect.

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