Richard ‘Rick’ Smith: Unrivalled Track Record of Success

One of the primary reasons why the management of Securus Technologies, Inc. appointed Richard ‘Rick’ Smith as its chief executive officer was his excellent track record as a topnotch executive leader for some of the largest telecom corporations in the United States. He successfully guided Global Crossing North America Inc. to financial and operational success during his tenure as the company’s vice president, chief information officer and business development director. He was on the company’s books between 1972 and 1998 before joining Eschelon Telecom Inc. as chief financial officer in 1998.

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At Eschelon Telecom Inc. he further displayed his professional versatility and mastery of organizational processes by serving various roles after leaving the chief financial officer role in 2000 to serve as the company’s chief operations officer. He took up the role in 1999 and left in 2003. This period was marked by professional excellence as he also doubled as Eschelon’s president and chief executive officer; a role he held up to 2007. He oversaw the company’s launch of its IPO 2005 while the company’s value grew seven folds to $350 million within the seven years he worked at the company. In addition to his duties at Securus Technologies, Rick Smith currently serves as a member of board of directors at Integra Telecom Co. Ltd. He also held the same position from 2000 when he joined the company’s executive management ranks.

Steering Securus Technologies Towards Success

Rick Smith Securus reputation as an industry veteran with a stellar career profile is critical for the success of the company, which he not only owns but also serves as the chairman of the its board of directors. The Dallas, Texas-based telecommunication company dealing in law enforcement and public safety will benefit greatly from his keen eye for identification and acquisition of excellent talents for the company while also driving the company’s expansion agenda forward. He was instrumental in the appointment of John Bell as senior vice president in charge of sales in December 2015. He also announced the addition of Josh Conklin to the sales docket as a sales vice president. Mr. Smith believes the two will transform and realign the company’s operations to emerging trends while also retaining the existing markets. Such strategies will be supported by the company’s expansion initiatives, which involve acquisition of strategically positioned companies such as JPay.

Academic Endeavors

Richard ‘Rick’ Smith has a strong academic background in engineering, which has played a crucial role in his career decisions and excellent track record in managing telecommunication companies. He is an alumnus of State University of New York where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering after previously receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the same university. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester. He was also awarded an associate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Read more articles at Fox34.com.

Whitney Wolfe, Bumble CEO

Bumble, as a dating app is just one the many apps that exist to help people connect. There are advantages of the app though over other dating apps. The relationships that develop through the app are amazing to see. Here is some information about the app, the founder and the stories of how the Bumble app has helped bring couples together.

Deemed the feminist Tinder app, Bumble allows users to find a friend instead of a date online. It encourages users to swipe left or right depending on their impression of the photo. The only difference is that the people are to be friends rather than dates.

The couples that come from the app are amazing to consider. They find one another based on common interests. Of course each couple has connected based on what they think of the other for looks, but it is markedly different. It is different because it makes friends first, then who knows what could happen.

The founder Whitney Wolfe is a true entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Bumble, the company that brings all of those couples together. As a graduate of Southern Methodist University, she started her first company at 19. By 22, Whitney Wolfe was co-founding Tinder.

Founded in Austin, Texas, Whitney Wolfe had just come through filing a lawsuit against Tinder for sexual harassment when she began the Bumble App. She won $1 million from that settlement.

Today, the Bumble App is the fourth most popular app for social interactions in the targeted age group of 21 to 35. It works to make up for what Tinder failed to provide to women everywhere. It purposefully seeks to connect with people that are looking for substance, rather than just sex. It’s a welcome thing after what happened to Whitney Wolfe years ago.

The life and Career of Troy McQuage

 

There is a saying that goes hard work pays. This is what Troy McQuagge realized some few days ago. He was honored by the One Planet Awards as the chief executive officer of the year for the gold category. This award by the one planet is an award that recognizes certain professionals as well as business people from all industries across the globe. Any organization whether a profit organization, nonprofit, small or big can apply. The awards do not discriminate on the type of ownership as they recognize public and private institutions. Startup ventures are also encouraged to submit their application by the one planet awards.

Troy McQuagge is one of the most experienced CEO in the United States of America, and he joined USHEALTH seven years ago. Since then, he has managed to change the fortunes of the company recording significant growth and profit. He has achieved this by restructuring USHEALTH Advisors, which happens to be USHEALTH captive distribution agency. As a reward for the restructuring, he was honored and named the president and chief executive officer of the company. He has helped the company navigate through the hard economic times of today.

He termed this recognition as an honor and a privilege. He then dedicated this award to the fellow workers of USHEALTH saying that he would not have achieved this feat without their help. He further elaborated that this is a sign that the company is moving in the right direction towards the implementation of their mission which is offering innovative coverage at a customer friendly price. This is not the first time that the one planet has dished out this prestigious award. This award exists in different categories such as the team’s awards, executive awards, new product, and services award. The award also exists in other categories such as the marking award, PR award and corporate communication award.

Troy McQuagge has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he graduated with a degree in legal studies. Other than business, he is also involved in volunteer experiences and causes such as Hope kid Dallas, Semper Fi Fund Crisis Nursery Phoenix.

Some of his skills include health insurance, Marketing, professional liability, sale management among many other skills. He has received several awards over the glittering 30-year career. Before he began working with the USHEALTH, he used to work with the Health Market as the president of the marketing group. He worked with this company for over two decades. He has worked with all kind of companies whether startups, high growth companies, and even turnarounds. He is known for his ability to work with groups from different cultures. He has a reputation for making tough decisions.

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Brian Bonar Steals The Thunder Again By Scooping The Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year Award in Finance

Brian Bonar added another award to his already rich cabinet of awards by bagging Cambridge Who’s Who® Executive of the Year award in Finance domain in the year 2010-2011. Brian Bonar is a renowned investor who is based in the sunlit San Diego, California.

He graduated from the prestigious Stafford University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a holder of Mechanical Engineering from James Watt Technical College. Bonar is a man of many portfolios. He is currently the CEO and chairman of Dalrada Financial services, a company based in San Diego and centers on providing clients business processes like outsourcing, insurance, financial services, benefits, and products.

Brian Bonar is also the CEO of Smart-Tek Automated Services, Inc, a large-scale organization that deals in placement of IT and Software specialists in a variety of industries. Smart-Tek provides top-notch services in an efficient, honest and goal-driven way.

He previously held numerous positions, for example, founder and founding manager of AMS Outsourcing from May 2006 to January 2013, President of Allegiant Professional Business Services from February 2008 to December 2010 taking charge of Sales and Marketing and Insurance Product Relationships, Vice President Sales and Marketing itec imaging technologies from October 1995 to October 1999, CEO and Founder of Bezier systems from September 1994 to September 1995, Sales Manager for Adaptec from September 1993 to September 1994, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Rastek Corporation from June 1989 to August 1993, Director of Engineering of IBM from April 1969 to March 1985.

The Who’s Who® Executive of the Year award is quintessentially awarded to 2 men and 2 women in each category. The criteria for selecting the men and women for this distinguished award hinge on their academic and professional achievements, as well as their leadership credentials in their area. Winning this award is considered the hallmark of any professional in a given industry.

His rich 30 years professional management experience and expertise in the financial industry places him in a prime position to turn the fortunes of the company. For ten years now, he has held the position of the CEO and Chairman of Dalrada Financial Corporation.

These designations have seen him take up delicate responsibilities for an array of employee and employer benefits and aftermarket products. Dalrada Financial Corporation acts as a marketing conduit providing to its customers a range of employee programs that motivate them to realize greater productivity.

Some of these employee programs disseminated by this company include financial management, employee benefits, risk management insurance (including business liability and employee compensation), promotional and business administration services. Brian still has a glittering career ahead, and he expects to get cracking for many years to come.