Rick Smith Builds Securus Technologies into a Leader in the Corrections Industry

Rick Smith has served as CEO of Securus Technology since July 2008. He has pushed the company to become one of the leaders in 3 and services to the corrections industry. Smith has worked in finance, operations, information technology and other critical business areas, giving him the knowledge and expertise to run Securus. He has excellent leadership skills.Smith’s educational background includes an Associate’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from State University of New York, in Engineering. He got a Master’s in Engineering there as well. He also got an MBA through their Simon School.

Rick Smith worked with Global Crossing from 1972 to 1998. He served in various positions, including Controller and Chief Information Officer. He later served as President of Frontier Information Technologies. He served as Vice President for Midwest Telephone Operations.From 1998 to 2000 he was Chief Financial Officer for Eschelon Telecom, Inc. From 2000 to 2003 he was the President of the company. He then became CEO. While at the head of Eschelon the company’s revenues grew from $30 million to $350 million. In 2005, Eschelon had a successful IPO. He stayed with the company until 2007.

Rick became the President and CEO of Securus Technologies in 2008, and Chairman in 2009. The company’s major competitor has been Global Tel Link. They built up their products to far surpass Global. They have the largest VOIP Corrections calling platform in the industry.Securus Technologies is a provider of a wide range of services to over 1 million inmates and 2600 corrections facilities around the country. They provide technology for incident management, emergency response systems, biometric analysis, inmate self-service products, communications and monitoring systems. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Smith has worked to develop patents, new technologies and made acquisitions for the company. The company has grown immensely under his leadership.Smith plans to continue pushing Securus Technologies to provide technology to protect society from crime through its many products. This includes crimes committed inside the prison system. Proposals for new products and services are introduced on a regular basis, with the goal of assisting law enforcement and corrections agencies.

Source of the article : https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/3482358-richard-a-smith

Growth of Fabletics stores with its unique Athleisure trend

At its Start, Fabletics was a catalog and online-based business owned by parent company JustFab. It initially offered its shoppers VIP membership that gave them access to discounts on several purchases. There is a big business model difference with Fabletics due to lower prices for its VIP members. To get into VIP members and have exclusive offers, one should have their credit cards are charged each month automatically. Most of the cash goes to Fabletics purchases.

One cannot mention Fabletics without noting its rapid growth. The company was started in 2013 and has managed to increase its sales significantly. It has had a few retail stores and plans to open its seventh store. The company has had plans to open more than 75 stores in the next three years. Apart from simply shopping online, Fabletics allows its shoppers to buy clothing in person. The expansion of retail stores across difference regions makes shopping easy and fast.

Since its start, Fabletics has been trying to recruit shoppers to join its subscription service on fabletics.ca. After joining, one will receive several discounted outfits and have their credit card charged. This business model has seen people receive goods at incredibly low prices. It has increased the popularity of the company and resulted in happy shoppers. Out of 800,000 items sold, the company receives only about 10 complaints indicating a definite satisfaction of customers. Additionally, Better Business Bureau reviewed the company and confirmed that it is legit and has been receiving fewer complaints.

The previous years, Fabletics dealt majorly with women’s accessories and apparel. Later years has seen an expansion with the company selling accessories and clothing for men. Fabletics has now moved to selling more items such as dresses and swimwear.

 

About Fabletics
Fabletics is simply an online subscription retail that sells women’s accessories and sportswear. Due to the nature of items they sell, the company has been commonly referred to as athleisure. It offers its customers outfits based on their fashion preferences and lifestyle on facebook.com. When signing up, one has to fill out a survey about their lifestyle preferences and workout. At the start of the month, each member has customized outfits made based on their preferences. It is one of the principal subsidiaries of JustFab that was rebranded to TechStyle Fashion Group.

According to Fabletics website, the main founder is Kate Hudson a fashion tastemaker born to inspire others. Kate has a passion for supporting and motivating women. Each month she shares her favorite outfits, you can be assured that Kate approves all apparel in Fabletics.

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