Rick Smith’s Understanding of the Requirements for Business Growth Led him to Add John Bell to Securus Technologies’ Sales Team

Securus Technologies is an award-winning provider of investigations, monitoring, corrections, and public safety technological solutions. These services are offered to prisons and correctional facilities across North America. The firm is an industry leader with over 3450 facilities and more than a million inmates utilizing its products and services. Securus Technologies’ headquarters are situated in Dallas, Texas, and two regional offices in Allen and Carrollton, Texas. One more office is located in Atlanta Georgia. Some of the services offered by the firm are emergency response, investigative tools, and monitoring products among others. Securus Technologies’ excellent customer service and continuous innovation have taken it to the top of the industry.

Sales Team Addition

Securus Technologies has continued to invest heavily in innovation. The last couple of years have seen the company inject $600M developing and purchasing new products. So far, Securus Technologies prides in more than 800 products under its sleeves. Such huge catalog calls for a highly-qualified person who can create a strong sales and marketing teams. This development led the firm to hire John Bell as the senior VP of Sales in December 2015. John has an experience of over 35 years in developing impactful sales team that drive business growth. He has previously worked for a leading companies such as IBM, AT&T, Verizon, NTT Verio, and Time Warner Cable. John is a former student at the Wharton School of Business, Holy cross, and the Kellogg School of Management.Upon his appointment, John Bell assumed the responsibility of overseeing the firm’s sales team. The team comprises of 100 salespeople, 60 of which are quota-carrying associates. John was appointed to complement Josh Conklin, the Sales Vice President, in the achievements that he had recorded with the team. Though Josh answers to John, the expectations were for the two to work hand in hand to achieve the set goals. Their main focus was to ensure that as many people and industry stakeholders understood the company’s products. They were expected to make it happen by increasing products presentations and face-face visits as well as designing a training program for sales associates.

About Rick Smith

Behind the success at Securus Technologies is the well-able CEO Rick Smith. He was appointed to the post in June 2008 and has since grown the firm to greater heights. His massive knowledge in the areas of finance, IT, business growth, and operations is drawn from years of working with top companies. He previously worked at Global Crossing North America and Eschelon Telecom Inc. Rick is extensively trained having attained a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He is a former student at the State University of New York where he studied engineering, earning a bachelor’s degree and later a master’s degree. Rick Smith has won several accolades, including the Executive of the Year won at this year’ Golden Bridge Awards.

Coriant and New CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir

Coriant is a successful and exciting company noted for its’ ability to offer innovative networking solutions. The business world is a fast changing place and Coriant is able to help clients simplify the world of high speed, edgy networking and business applications, Coriant was formed in 2013 as an independent company. Today the company is so large and well respected that the staff aids network executives in over 100 countries. Hundreds of thousands of networking systems are now used worldwide and Coriant creates exciting solutions that serve as the foundation for billions of dollars in revenue.

Shaygan Kheradpir is currently the CEO of Coriant and is responsible for some if its success. He is a noted business and technology executive. Born in London and raised in Iran, his father was a doctor. Kheradpir moved to the United States to attend Cornell University where he received a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. Previous positions include being an executive at GTE, Barclays, Verizon, and Juniper Networks. He is the creator of several cost-cutting programs for clients and while at GTE he concentrated on network routing and became chief information officer.

When GTE merged with Bell Atlantic in 2000 the company formed Verizon Communications. Kheradpir was president of Verizon’s e-business division and later became the company’s first CIO/CTO. While he was at Verizon, Kheradpir impressed the business world by making several big business changes in the company. He was instrumental in reducing its information technology budget by two percent. In another huge cost saving measure he was able to reduce the IT staff by 20 percent and reduced purchasing from technology vendors by 30 percent.

Coriant is poised to enjoy a bright future as a strong force in the network and business application world. With strong leadership, a staff comprised of the best in the field, and financial security clients are sure to keep lining up to implement the programs they create.