Smith attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and it was there that he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering. He then attended the State University of New York and earned his Master’s in Engineering degree. He also got an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School. Straight out of school, Mr. Smith began working at Global Crossing North American Inc. and he held a variety of positions during his 26 years in their employment. He eventually worked his way up to the Vice President of the Financial Management department. In 1998, Mr. Smith got a job with the esteemed Echelon Telecome Inc. as their Chief Financial Officer. He stayed in that position for two years until he was promoted to Company President. He was then promoted again and became the CEO of Eschelon Telecom. During his time there, it is thanks to his exemplary leadership and risk management solutions that they were able to increase their revenues by $320 million. He also improved upon their IPO and implanted an innovative new business plan. In 2007, he left Eschelon and started working with Securus Technologies. In 2008 he became their CEO and President, and one year later he was also given the position of Chairman at the company.
After just one year of working at the company, Rick Smith was promoted to CEO of Securus Technologies. It is thanks to his extensive and impressive background in telecommunications work that he was able to get this opportunity and help Securus get on the road toward success. Mr. Smith is well known within the telecom community for his excellent leadership and the ability to create and come up with new and progressive ideas. Mr. Smith has a strong background in education and it is what he has built his many year of financial and telecommunications experience on.
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Securus is based in Dallas, Texas but its touch has spread to people all over the country. They work to provide their clients with the best telecommunications service within prisons and they are dedicated to producing high quality and effective products and services. They are very devoted to customer service and their call center is based in the United States and recently performed 600% percent better than their competitors. Rick Smith Securus is very interested in advancing technology and he is always looking out for new technical ideas in which they should invest in. This led to him decided to implement video chat into their services, which has been a huge success. It allows the family members of inmates to see them and visit without having to make the drive out to the facility. Mr. Smith is also working to implement biometrics into Securus’ services, which will further put them in the lead of the pack. Read more on prnewswire.com about Rick Smith Securus.
UPDATED July 7th, 2017 – Click here to read Sawyer Howitt’s latest article, “Sawyer Howitt Reveals the Top Industries for Millennial Entrepreneurs” recently published on norcal.news.
Sawyer Howitt is a young business enthusiast who currently works at the Meriwether Group; a company that specializes mentoring upcoming entrepreneurs and management consulting. Despite being a student at Lincoln High School in Portland Oregon, he is already causing ripples in the business world. Meriwether Group was founded by his father, but his input into the company has seen his father trust him with major decisions in the company. Sawyer Howitt is not only ambitious but also dedicated to mounding more entrepreneurs to attain their potential.
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In the blog, How Boraie Development Has Managed to Bring up Sophisticated Apartments in New Brunswick published via Central Jersey Working Moms, the author argues that the founder of the company is not just an investor; he also has an interest in giving back.
According to Crunchbase, Boraie Development is a New Jersey-based real estate firm. It’s named after Sam Boraie, who is the founder of the company. When Omar was establishing the firm, he didn’t have much. However, he has managed to build it to become one of New Jersey’s most influential real estate companies. Initially, Boraie Development only focused on renovating old houses. Nowadays, they construct commercial and residential buildings. They also offer marketing and property management services.
Omar operates his business from New Brunswick, where he started the company after completing his studies. He noticed that there were a lot of old dilapidated building that he could make money from. So, he rehabilitated some buildings and rented them to businesses and individual residents. His efforts changed the image of the area. Before he started Boraie Development, it wasn’t easy to walk in the streets of New Brunswick at night as there were few street lights. His buildings brightened up the town and made the residents feel safe. As a business leader, Omar Boraie focuses on making the world a better place. Check out Crunchbase to know more.
In 2016, the State Theatre announced that it would offer the Free Summer Movie Series. The program allows people to enjoy movies with their friends and families. The cinema movie theater told the public that it would feature six great films: Frozen, Monsters University, Babe, Despicable Me 2, Aladdin and The Extra-Terrestrial. According to an article published on New Jersey Stage, Boraie Development was among the sponsors of the showings that were scheduled to happen between 12 July and 16 August 2016.
Boraie Development’s VP, Hiam Boraie, said that the company was happy to fund the movie series. Hiam added that they wanted to offer the community the opportunity to watch movies for free at the State Theatre. Anna Marie Gewirtz, a top executive at State Theatre, expressed her gratitude to the sponsors -on behalf of the movie theater. She said that the mission of the company is to offer affordable programming to the community all year round. Anna Marie added that the sponsorship funds would enable the theater to reach more people.
Scott Rocklage joined the prestigious 5AM Ventures in the year 2003 as one of the associates. As a result of his hard work and dedication, he rose to the position of a managing associate in the year 2004 and is based in Boston office. He brings to the table rich experience of over 30 years in the healthcare industry. At the same time, as a result of his leadership and strategic skills, he spearheaded the approval of three drugs by the FDA. During his career, he has held various prestigious roles in the healthcare field. Some of these include being the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nycomed Salutar. At the same time, Scott also held the position of Board Chairman at Novira & Relypsa.
Today, he holds the position of Board of chairman for several companies including Pulmatrix, Epirus, Rennovia, Cidara, and Kinestral. He also previously served as the Chairman of companies such as Milkana, Semprus, and IIypsa, all of which were later acquired by other companies.
Scott Rocklage attended the University of California where he graduated with a B.S. (Chemistry). He later enrolled at MIT where he attained his honors in Chemistry. While at MIT, he was privileged to undertake research at the famous lab of Richard Schrock. Scott has more than 30 patents and 100 publications to his name.
In an interview conducted with ideamensch, Scott Rocklage reveals that the idea for his business resulted from the need to create solutions at an early stage in the healthcare industry. He continues to reveal that he does not have typical days as most of his days are different. Scott says that on one day, he could simply be handling business matters or gaining knowledge in a certain area of life.
Scott Rocklage says that working with respected entrepreneurs has helped him to bring ideas to life. This is made possible by the ability to create new drugs for humanity through having investors, scientists, or even physicians at his side. Interesting to note, Scott is time conscious and keen to prioritizing matters, a trait that makes him more productive as a person and entrepreneur. He further advises people to be bold when it comes to taking risks as it enables one to step out of their comfort zone and think big.