What It Takes Rick Smith to Lead One of the Largest Inmate Communication Companies-Securus Technologies

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Inmate communication is one of the most important functions in the lives of prisoners and their families. One of the companies that has taken upon itself to perform this crucial task of ensuring that there is proper and safe communications within our incarceration facilities is Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 and has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Since 1986, Securus Technologies has been the pioneer of inmate communication services, and recently it has embarked on the use of modern technologies to reach out to its market. So far, this incarceration company serves more than a million inmate members, over 2,600 correctional facilities, government law enforcing agencies, and public safety institutions around North America.

In addition to being in operation for more than three decades, the Dallas, Texas-based company has been able to achieve its accomplishments to date, thanks to its able leadership. Currently, Securus is led by Rick Smith as the CEO. Mr. Smith assumed the CEO position of the company in 2008 and has been the success factor behind most of the developments witnessed in the company. So what has been the driving force behind Mr. Rick Smith?

Rick Smith Securus is one of the famed CEOs of our times who has been able to inspire positivity and growth wherever he has worked. For a man of his stature, education competence is one of the strong selling points that Mr. Rick Smith has used to grow his company. Smith has an associate degree from RIT- Rochester Institute of Technology, an engineering degree from Buffalo’s New York State University, and additional Master’s degree in engineering from the same university. As if this is not enough, Mr. Smith has a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester, Simon School. With the above qualifications, Rick Smith is competent in both the technical and business function of running a company. Read more on glassdoor.com about Rick Smith Securus.

In addition to educational competence, CEO Rick has the experience it takes to run such a successful company. Before joining Securus Technologies, Smith worked in different organizations in different capacities. In 1972 to 1998, Rick worked with Global Crossing North America Inc. holding various positions such as chief information officer and their controller. He went on to become the president of Frontier Information Technologies, Operations vice president of Midwest Telephone, and the Business development director as well as the financial manager of Network Plant. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

These positions that range from technical roles to executive functions was a test of the big task that awaited Mr. Smith in the future. Therefore, with Rick Smith at the topmost position in the company, it is without a doubt that he is the best person and the most qualified person to lead Securus Technologies to become the organization it is in the market.

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The Story of Securus Technologies CEO-Rick Smith

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Their many factors that contribute to the Success of a company, one of the leading factors is the chief executive officer. This is because many decisions are dependent on the CEOs judgment. The CEO also has to see that the company makes it through the tough times and competition. For this to happen, the CEO must be an intelligent, diligent and committed individual.

The Securus Technologies is fortunate to have such a leader. The results of his leadership are very visible. The Securus building is now customized to fit the company’s needs. The company is also serving a wide range of customers. They provide their high technology to 3400 prominent corporations, 2600 correctional services, and more than a million inmates.

The inmates have been the primary beneficiaries of Securus services. Rick Smith is determined to see that the convicts and their families do not have any difficulty in connecting. Through him, the company has provided the correctional facilities with reliable devices that facilitate communication at reasonable rates. The connectivity during the calls is excellent and authentic. Under the leadership of Securus, Technologies devices have helped solve many mysteries. This has helped close some cases that have been open for years. This is because hackers cannot crack their devices. These achievements have been made possible by the experience and excellent educational skills of Rick Smith.

Rick Smith had worked in many institutions before he landed in Securus Company. The last organization he worked for is the Eschelon-Telkom. Here, he left a great legacy because of his competence in his job. Rick Smith left when the annual revenue of the company was at $350 million. He had joined the company when the company’s revenue was at $30 million. Before Eschelon-Telkom, he had also worked in multiple firms in various departments. This helped create an all-rounded individual. The success of a company is attributed to the hard work of all the offices. Delays of one unit in the company may cost the entire organization.

The other factor that is associated with the success of leadership is his educational background. Smith went to prestigious schools. This means his well-equipped. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Rick Smith went ahead and acquired a master’s degree in Engineering and Mathematics. Rick Smith is also an MBA holder.

These attributes combined is what has led to the differentiation of the products of Securus Technologies. They have received many positive reviews because of their great products. The company is confident that through Rick Smith, Securus Technologies is going to maintain its number one position in high tech provision. Rick Smith is a futurist. He hopes that in the future, every correctional facility is going to have access to Securus Technologies.

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Why It Was Expected That Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Would Be Appointed The Chairman Of Bradesco

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Banco Bradesco SA has a new chairman: Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. The name is not new to Bradesco, Brazil’s financial sector, or even the whole of Brazil. He is the man that the former President Dilma Rousseff thought (in the first quarter of 2015) that he was best suited to manage the country’s Ministry of Finance. Because of his history with Bradesco that dates back to 1969, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi declined the president’s offer.

When Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi received the request from the president, he was the CEO of Bradesco; a position he had held beginning in 2009. Also, 2015 was the year that he announced that Bradesco would purchase the Brazilian branch of HSBC Holdings Plc. for $5.2 billion.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is taking over from the 91-year-old Lazaro de Mello Brandao. Brandao was the second chairman of the 74-year-old bank. The outgoing chairman replaced Amador Aguiar, the founder of the bank, in 1990. He was the chairman of Bradesco until October 11, 2017. He resigned having held the position for 25 years.

When Brandao replaced Aguiar as the chairman of Bradesco, he was already the president of the conglomerate. He assumed the presidency of Bradesco in 1981 and retired in 1999 allowing Márcio Cypriano to take over as the president of the bank. However, Brandao continued serving as the chairman.

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Brandao and Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi share some similarities. For example, both executives started working at Bradesco as clerk. They joined the company as teenagers, Brandao was only 16 when he became part of the Osasco headquartered bank in 1943; Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was 18-years-old when he started working at the group in 1969. The two have stuck with the company through thick and thin rising through several ranks of the company to become CEOs before eventually taking the chairmanship of the company.

However, the two held different views regarding how vacant leadership positions (such as those of heads of departments) should be filled in the bank. While Brandao thought it was wise to leave such positions to be filled exclusively by deserving Bradesco’s staff, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi advocated for the same, but he remained open-minded. According to Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, it is imperative to motivate the employees by promoting them, but in case there is lack of talent in the company, bringing experienced employees from competing firms or related companies would not harm the company. In fact, Bradesco would benefit from the new talent (s) regarding management, ideas, expertise, etc.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi who is currently 66-years-old will remain as the CEO of the bank until next year. His term will officially end when he turns 67 as the bank’s bylaws prohibit CEOs from exercising the powers of the office when they are past 67 years.

What’s next for Bradesco? The bank is currently looking for Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s replacement. There are seven professionals in prospect; Mauricio Machado de Minas, Alexandre da Silva Gluher, Domingos Figueiredo Abreu, Josué Augusto Pancini, Marcelo de Araujo Noronha, Octavio de Lazari, and André Rodrigues Cano.

It seems that the succession will be done as per Brandao’s wishes as the seven professionals under consideration are already part of Bradesco. In fact, most of them have worked and rose through the ranks just like Brandao and Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Although all of them are highly qualified, there can only be one CEO at the time. Brandao was appointed CEO of Bradesco when he was 55-years-old, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was 57. All the seven potential CEOs are in their 50’s. Apparently, to be Bradesco’s CEO, you must be 50 years and above.

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How the Mix-n-Match Style Changes Your Interiors

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Most people don’t feel confident about the mix-n-match style. Unless you are a seasoned interior designer, you may think that it will destroy your nicely planned space and make it look like a medley of contrasting concepts and trends that look like an ugly patchwork. Are you one of these people? Don’t worry! You’re not alone!

Fortunately, a mix-n-match style is not quite unfamiliar these days. The modern designers know how to bring various trends together and create a cohesive design out of them. Find out how it changes your interiors:

Add Interest with Texture. 

Crown molding or decorative wall molding is a great way to jazz up the texture of a particular place. It has lovely architectural property to enhance the appearance of a space. Alex Moulding offered some modern styles that could be perfect with your home interior.

We know that texture is a great instrument in adding visual weight. Molding on the ceiling or wall add interest and keep the room grounded. Use several layers of panels to create a volume so that the elements grab immediate attention. You can also bring traditional or decorative moldings into a modern interior or a sleek profile into a heavily decorated room to create a contrasting effect. 

Personalized Design. 

This style is particularly excellent for offering the scope of bringing together your personal choices and design concepts. For example, if you are thinking of a kitchen makeover, you can mix up high uppers with open space and a single shelf for creating balanced storage and a fresh, artful impact. You can jazz up the look further with new countertops or backsplash.

Make Room for Lonesome Accessories.

 Different types of objects gathered together are visually more compelling than standing lonely. The genre is also perfect to find new places for some unloved elements. For example, if you don’t find any suitable place for some upcycled old pine chairs or some repurposed lamp shades, bring them into your living room. The furnishings and décor of the room will give the newly added items an uplift.

Remember that there are no hard and fast rules for creating a mix and match style. You can apply your won decorating methods and style up a corner or an entire room the way you like. You can add charm and sweetness to an all-white room with leather elements, decorative elements, and colorful showpieces or sober up a vibrant place with matte finishes and neutral colors.

Enhance a Room with Patterns.

 When you think of an eclectic design, patterns are one of the first things that will come to your mind. Mixing patterns and hues can create an adventurous décor and make a room sing. One way to keep harmony while combining various prints is to have something common in them to tie them together. It could be a matching color or a theme. Otherwise, you can also layer one main color with two or more accent hues.


Restraint is the Key 

Mixing and matching mean pairing up various elements that belong to different genres. However, you should practice restraint so that a room does not look like a circus tent. If you are using fabrics for creating patterns, don’t incorporate more than three or four types. Besides, use plenty of neutrals in between to break the busy patterns if necessary.

You can also do it by bringing a couple of pieces of a furniture or accessory in a similar color but different shapes. For example, if you bring six chairs for your dining table in the same color but six different designs, you will create an excellent eclectic appearance without making it look too over-stimulating.  

If you can decode the mystery of the mix-n-match style, you will have the confidence to navigate the design process. It liberates you from the age-old concept of sticking to just one school of thought. As it can bring positive changes to your home, apply the ideas when you are dealing with a renovation project.

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Imran Haque and the Great Things He Has Done for the Tar Heel State

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The middle of North Carolina is home to lots of rural areas that don’t have as much economic activity as their larger counterparts. This often results in less medical care for patients that really need it, bad for communities at large. Imran Haque realized when he was in medical school that he needed to work in a rural area so he could make families feel better and monitor their performance and feelings over the years, hopefully taking care of them for the rest of Dr. Haque’s many years planned for the Asheboro and Ramseur areas.

This popular doctor is the owner and operator of Horizon Internal Medicine, a clinic that he operates for as a business and as a physician. He is one of the top doctors in Ramseur because it is not very large and he has been working for over 15 years, more than most doctors in the area – not to mention most doctors in general.

Haque offers a lot of different types of services, many of which are to increase the aesthetics of patients’ skin. Not many rural residents are privileged enough to have affordable places that perform these services. However, all the residents of central North Carolina know they can visit Dr. Imran for whatever problems they may have.

They might have to wake several weeks to get to see him because he’s so popular, but virtually everybody in the area knows that his services rival those of the best medical doctors in the entire Southeast United States of America.

Dr. Haque graduated from medical school in 1998, then going to the University of Virginia for a residency program. He finished in 2001 and immediately went to North Carolina to work at a hospital and slowly work up the number of patients he regularly saw.

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Passion for Profession: Dr. Jennifer Walden’s plastic surgery legacy

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If you have lived in Austin for very long you may have heard the name, Dr. Jennifer Walden. Not only is she a well-known Austin native and successful plastic surgeon, she’s also a media commentator and is well published in the field of cosmetic medicine. In addition to these achievements, she’s also a member of the Modern Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Board of Directors and serves on the board of directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. For Dr. Jennifer Walden, plastic surgery is more than just a profession she does for a living, it’s a passion that she wants to see grow and improve its technology develops and enables us to do more.

This passion for improvement is apparent in her work. When possible, she prefers to use the most advanced techniques and Technologies at her practice. She has been a Pioneer for Vectra, a 3D imaging technology that helps clients visualize and become comfortable with what they will look like after surgery. In many cases, clients can become very unsatisfied with the results they fantasize in their head. When using the software there is no chance for error; what you see is what you get and it’s much easier to become comfortable with your new look this way and more

Which is not pioneering the latest technology in the market she is seeking to develop her own tools and technology. This includes a wide variety of surgical instruments that are now carried by the accurate surgical and science corporation. In this way, she can give back to the surgical community, both to surgeons practicing aesthetic medicine as well as traditional medicine.

Dr. Walden is Austin’s most notable plastic surgeon because she’s always trying to do more for herself and her clients. When profession is guided by passion the results follow. There is no case more obvious than this then her ongoing work in plastic surgery & aesthetic medicine.


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Securus Technologies: Improving Prisons for Public Safety

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When two leading companies in the corrections market industry merged, namely Evercom and T-Netix, Securus Technologies was born. And with the combined strength of these two companies, Securus continues to provide prisons across North and Latin America the best technologies to improve the penitentiary environment, thus improving public safety outside.


Securus Technologies provide prisons with systems that allow the law enforcement community to listen in on inmate phone calls, enabling them to gather information for a case build up. In one instance, intel gathered through an inmate phone call lead to the arrest of a corrupt penitentiary staff member. In another case, a monitored phone call contained intel about drug selling inside the facility itself, inmate drug and alcohol use, presence of narcotics, contraband mobile devices, death threats, money laundering, information about a civilian who admitted to selling over the counter drugs at a much lower price and an incident where gunshots were fired.


Securus also developed a system called the Wireless Containment Solution. What it does is it prevents contraband mobile devices from connecting to mobile networks, rendering them useless. One of the most popular systems Securus has developed is the LBS system. At one point, it was reported that through the LBS system, authorities were able to recover more than a million of illegal assets, cash, and narcotics. The law enforcers who were responsible for this case said that without a doubt, it would have been very difficult, if not impossible to do it without Securus’ LBS system.


Securus Technologies also specializes in parolee tracking. Serving more than 2,600 penitentiaries in the Americas and more than 1,000,000 prisoners in the country. The company is well known for responsive customer service and state of the art systems. Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas and has four regional offices located in Allen, Texas, Carrolton, Texas as well as Atlanta, Georgia.


Because the communication quality that Securus Technologies provides is much higher than the standard quality of communication providers, especially because Securus Technologies tries to implement new tech and ways for inmates to connect with their families, like smartphones applications and with guaranteed security and monitorization.



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Jeremy Goldstein And His Opinion on Knockout Options

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According to Jeremy Goldstein, some firms prefer providing their employees with stocks instead of money compensation. One of the reasons is to save money. However, the option might end up being complex, and problems can make firms curtail such kinds of benefits. For instance, the value of the stock may drop down significantly. This will make it difficult for employees to exercise the options they have. Similarly, the stockholders will also face the risk of having overhanging options. Employees are also wary of this kind of compensation method. They understand that at some point economy may go down and their options will be rendered worthless. In that case, stock options are considered to be casino tokens and not cash. Additionally, the compensation can result in issues relating to accounting burdens.

Nevertheless, stock option as a method of compensation still has its advantages. It is preferred over other options such as better insurance coverage, equities, or additional wages. Moreover, the beneficiary can boost his or her earnings if the value of corporation’s share rises. This will encourage employees to give priority to the success of the organization. The staff members will also work hard to satisfy the needs of the existing customers, develop innovative projects, and attract desirable clients as well. The best solution is to adopt good strategies regarding stock options, and one of the best options is known as knockout. It has similar vesting requirements and time limits as the conventional methods. However, employees can lose their shares if the value falls below the defined amount. For example, an employee can receive an option of buying a stock, which lasts for five years at $150 per year. If the share is provided under the knock-out option, it will expire when its value drops below $75.

About Jeremy Goldstein

Mr. Jeremy Goldstein is one of the associate partners at Jeremy Goldstein and Associates Law Firm. As a boutique law company, JLG & Associates is dedicated to advising CEOs, compensation communities, management teams, and executive teams on issues relating to compensation and corporate governance. Before he established his law firm, Jeremey Goldstein was an associate partner at Rosen, Lipton, Wachtell & Katz Law Firm. He has been involved in several corporate transactions in the past ten years of his career life.

Jeremey Goldstein is also a distinguished author and keynote speaker. Most of his writings are about issues relating to executive compensation and corporate governance. Examples of his written works include the Legal 500. He is also a board member of PAB (Professional Advisory Board) of the NYU.


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Waiakea Water: Making a Positive Difference in the World One Liter at a Time

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Waiakea water is a Hawaiian volcanic bottled water brand that was founded by Ryan Emmons on June 1, 2012. It is the best brand of volcanic water, according to 10bestwater.com. Waiakea water originates as both rain and snowmelt on the snow-capped peak of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. The water is then filtered by numerous volcanic porous rocks. During purification, Waiakea water is enriched with minerals and electrolytes that make it naturally delicious and alkaline. Waiakea’s mission is to provide sustainable and healthy water to its customers, as well as improve accessibility of clean water to people across the world.

Waiakea considers the Hawaiian culture to respect and care for the land a foundational element of how the company is run. Waiakea does this by taking part in a wide range of eco-initiatives, such as numerous reforestation projects. These projects, along with Waiakea’s 100% recycled bottles, made the brand the first American water and beverage company to be certified CarbonNeutral. It is with no doubt that Waiakea takes its brand seriously that it has worked to build up for a while now. That is why it sets and maintains its standards high by providing great customer service and care for environment.

Waiakea is slowly making a positive impact in the lives of many. This is because a certain percentage of the sales the firm makes is used to support Pump Aid. Pump Aid is a non-profit organization that builds and installs special pumps in remote areas across the globe. The pumps allow the locals to have direct access to reliable, clean and safe water. The pumps are also easy to maintain. Although the initiative can work in any part of the world, Waiakea has focused its initiative in Malawi. Malawi is a landlocked country in Africa with a very high mortality rate and nearly 17 million of its population live in isolated rural areas. Accessibility to clean water would greatly improve their lives, reduce mortality rate which may be caused by water-related diseases and greatly improve the country’s productivity. That is why Waiakea took it upon them to help these people. By just buying a bottle of Waiakea water, one can really make a great difference in people’s lives across the world, as the company will donate a week’s worth of water for every liter purchased.

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Avi Wesifogel: Founder of Dental Sleep Masters

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Understanding the importance of sleep is critical, yet most people are so busy in life that they don’t recognize that they aren’t getting enough sleep. In order to function properly and be healthy, a person should get approximately 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep per night. But there are more factors than bad habits that can keep you from feeling rested. Statistics show that many people suffer from sleep apnea, which is a disorder that blocks the airway when you fall asleep. There are many health-related issues that people suffer from if they do not get enough rest. This list is long, but most people can recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disruption. Some people may experience hair loss, bags under their eyes, fine lines and more severe issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease and low oxygen levels. When the airway is cut off at night, you’re not able to get proper blood flow to your body like you should. This poses a threat to your heart and other areas of your body. By recognizing the signs and symptoms, and keeping track of how much sleep you’re getting, you can improve your health in many ways.

Dr. Weisfogel is a practicing dentist and sleep expert who has been practicing in the industry for over twenty years. He has dedicated much of his research and education to helping those who suffer from sleep apnea, and educating medical offices on what to look for if they have a patient who has symptoms. He founded Healthy Heart Sleep which is a company with a list of physicians who work together to create education and knowledge for those who suffer from lack of sleep. He also created Dental Sleep Masters, which is a program that helps medical professionals and other physicians treat patients that suffer from sleep apnea with an oral device specifically made for them.

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