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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How Securus Technologies Is Changing Communications For Incarcerated Individuals

Securus Technologies is a program that is bringing technologically advanced forms of communications back to the forefront of networking. Although there are many correctional facilities that have yet to implement Securus Technologies into its communications systems, it is important to note that there are also many that have. It is a system of communications that allows inmates who are incarcerated at select correctional facilities to speak with visitors over a videoconferencing method of communications, thus, eliminating the need for visitors to physically visit them at their location. This can be quite a benefit for visitors, as oftentimes they have been required to travel long distances from their places of residences to jails.


Securus Technologies has been engineered and designed to allow its users to talk over safe and secure protocols of communications, thus, giving them assurance of knowing that no one except for law enforcement agencies and courts (should investigations need to be conducted) will have access to what is being spoken about. This is why it is also important for inmates to know that although they may be incarcerated and will be utilizing a form of communications that holds security and confidentiality to its highest standards, they should avoid speaking about or even engaging in illegal activities. What often occurs is inmates think that since they are incarcerated, they can continue to engage in illegal activities, as they are already in confinement for their respective specified periods of times; however, if they are found to be engaging in even more illegal activities than what they have been placed in confinement for in the first place, the time of their confinement could increase. It is highly encouraged for users to use good judgment when utilizing Securus Technologies. It is a wonderful program that offers great benefits for people and communities.