Monthly Archives: June 2017

Rick Smith Announced Entry of New Executive to Lead Sales Team

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In January 2016, Securus Technologies announced there were new additions to its executive team. The company specializes in providing tech solutions aimed at improving public safety, aid in investigations and monitoring activities of those locked in correction institutions. John Bell is the executive who joined the company effective December 30, 2015, to serve in the position of Senior VP of Sales. During that announcement, Securus Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer, Rick Smith said that the company had invested over half a billion dollars to purchase and develop hundreds of equipment and accessories to enhance security and safety in correctional facilities. Through that investment, the company had to restructure its sales team in order diversify their portfolio.

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John Bell’s Professional Background

John Bell is recognized for implementing programs that transform company’s performance and culture. In his 35-year career, Mr. Bell has built a foundation, which has led to exceptional growth, excellent performance, as well as developing outstanding sales leaders. The sales executive once worked at IBM, NTT Verio, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon. Mr. Bell earned his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross, and later did postgraduate at Wharton School of Business. Also, he did another postgraduate studies at Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Bell will be responsible for supervising a sales team of 100 professionals.

Mr. Bell became the new boss of the company’s Sales Vice President, Josh Conklin, but he was to retain his executive responsibilities. Both executives were to collaborate together to accomplish the excellent work Josh had initiated, and also focus on other areas to achieve the following important goals:

  • Presenting the company’s products to a larger network of customers ;
  • Reach out more customers through face to face interaction;
  • To fully utilize the company’s tech center, and presenting to hundreds of customers each year; and
  • Creating an effective training program for the sales professionals.

Securus is focusing on ensuring their clients are able to understand as many products and service the company is offering. After doing that, they will attract new clients, and old ones retained, according to CEO Rick Smith. As a result of the changing technology, Securus’ products and services keep on changing, hence the need to have a flexible and dynamic sales team that would evolve and present their products more effectively. The CEO further explained that John Bell’s excellent performance record is what was required at Securus technologies.

About Customers’ Emails and Letters

Many Securus Technologies’ customers have been sending emails to the company, appreciating their services. The customers believe that Securus has played critical role of keeping the society safe. In addition, prisoners and their loved ones are more secure compared to previous years. This is why many clients and the society appreciate services provided by Securus Technologies because they have helped to enhance security. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

Mike Heiligenstein Speaks On the Future of Road Toll and the Transport Department Of Texas

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Mike Heiligenstein works with Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority as the executive officer. He took the position after selection by a seven-member board of the authority in 2003. Before joining CTRMA, Mike worked for eight years as a member of Round Rock City Council and a commissioner in Williamson County for 15 years. He holds a bachelor’s and two masters degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.


Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority primary responsibility is to provide solutions that decongest traffic in Austin and other cities in Texas. It works in close collaboration with Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and other state agencies to create reliable solutions. Under the patronage of Mike Heiligenstein, CTRMA rose from a start-up toll road operator to a nationally recognized leader.


During a forum at Texas Department of Transport, Mike stated that it has not been easy to solve the problems facing Super Highway 130 project and the problems might continue for the next two decades. He attributed the problems facing the project to the reluctance of neighborhoods and cities to allow for more lanes. Responding to concerns on improving the situation, he called for a change of travel behavior and adopting a multi-modal approach.


Solution to the transport sector in Austin according to Mike does not lie in ensuring the traffic on the highway moves but also on improving the capacity to meet the growing traffic on the motorway. Mike noted the current increase in the demand for trucks and cars in Austin and the potential impact on the roads. He cited the I-35 and the residents as the major setbacks in achieving the set goals.


Toll roads in the state of Texas experienced poor financial performance attributed to weakening the economy and the rising cost of gas. On this issue, Mike asserted that roads tolls made a significant contribution despite the challenges. He noted the contribution to the construction of 183A where its development received full funding from user revenues. While acknowledging that road tolls were not the only solution to problems facing the transport sector, he said that it was one among others.


One of the solutions provided by CTRMA is MoPac a technological app developed in partnership with Metropia. The solution provides road users with real-time updates on the prevailing traffic conditions in the state. The app as Mike argues will help motorist make informed choices on the roads to use avoiding areas with congested and slow traffic thus getting to their destinations faster.


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Say Hello To Anthony Petrello!

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Although conservationists consider fossil fuel as a nonrenewable resource, it remains a lucrative industry. In fact, numerous countries remain reliant on fossil fuels to sustain their economy. In addition, fossil fuels serve numerous purposes. For starters, they provide fuel for vehicles such as cars. Moreover, people use them in their homes for cooking. In addition, numerous fossil fuel companies exist in the world. However, few of them possess the ability to capitalize off of the industry the way that Nabors Industries has. In fact, it remains listed on the S&P 500. However, no company would have the ability to achieve such success without a great leader.

With that being said, a substantial amount of the company’s success remains attributed to Anthony Petrello. For those unaware, Anthony Petrello became the Nabors Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board in 1991. Moreover, he served as the president from 1991 to October 2011. During the same time, he also served as the Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Anthony Petrello has held numerous high-ranking positions. With such a rich work history, Anthony Petrello remains an asset to the company. In addition, Anthony Petrello’s understanding of the industry remains uncontested.

Aside from his operating functions, Petrello created several strategic planning initiatives. As a result, it allowed his company to become successful in such a competitive industry. Previously, Anthony Petrello worked for the Baker & McKenzie law firm. Moreover, he worked for the company for almost two decades. Furthermore, he specialized in international arbitration, corporate law, taxation, and so forth. From 1986 until 1991, Anthony Petrello served as the Managing Partner for the firm’s office in New York. Also, Anthony Petrello hails from an educational background. Aside from receiving a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, he received additional degrees at Yale University.