Less Worrying. More Banking. Safe Systems.

We provide compliance centric IT services exclusively for community banks and credit unions, ensuring that they are kept up to date on the current technologies, security risks, and regulatory changes.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Danny Johnston

CEO and Chairman

With over 30 years of business experience in the financial services industry, Danny oversees the strategic direction of our services and solutions.

Darren Bridges


Darren has helped community financial institutions with their networking needs for over 30 years. He leads our focus on compliant-driven products and forecasting new, innovative technology.

Curt Frierson

Chief Information Officer

Curt provides our IT vision, aligning internal and external data systems, capabilities, and processes to meet strategic corporate objectives. He also leads our overall information security program.

Brendan McGowan

Chief Technical Officer

Brendan oversees the development of our technology solutions. He also oversees the Safe Systems cloud infrastructure and provides guidance to our professional services teams.

Todd Bailey

Chief Financial Officer

Todd oversees our financial operations and human resources. He has more than 30 years in the banking industry, previously serving as a CFO for a community bank and a regulator.

J.J. Singley

Chief Revenue Officer

J.J. has over 20 years of sales management experience leading high performance teams for both F500 and early stage startups.

Christine Filosa

Chief Marketing Officer

Christine has over 25 years of diverse marketing experience within the financial services, mortgage, real estate, and retail industries supporting lead generation and pipeline growth.

Thomas Hinkel

VP of Compliance Services

Tom works closely with R&D and management to ensure that our services abide by the appropriate financial industry regulations and best practices. He is also a compliance consultant to our customers.

Jackie Marshall

VP of Compliance Services Operations

Jackie leads our Compliance Services team. She has over 20 years of experience assisting financial institutions in IT and information security compliance.

Niki Neese

VP, Strategic Advisor Team

Niki provides guidance and leadership to our Strategic Advisor team and actively manages her own accounts. She began as a Safe Systems engineer, installing hardware and software.

Jamie Davis

VP Product Management

Jamie manages the development and implementation of new services to ensure they meet our customers’ requirements and are properly tested.

Scott Galvin

Executive Vice President, Business Analytics

Galvin works closely with the Sales team to ensure that your unique needs are matched to the right solution. He has worked for Safe Systems for over 15 years, where he started as a network engineer.

Customer Service is at the Center of Our Culture

Safe Systems is an extension of your team, providing you with access to technology professionals who are specifically trained in the banking industry. We have a 99% customer retention rate and consistently receive 4.9/5 stars on our customer satisfaction surveys.

  • Providing quality IT services for over 25 years
  • Used by over 600 financial institutions
  • We have managed over 25,000 network devices nationwide
  • A 99% client retention rate
  • Trusted resource for financial IT and regulatory support
  • SOC 2 audited solutions with fully redundant data centers


Cisco Certified Network Associate


Cisco Certified Network Professional


Microsoft Certified Professional


Brocade Certified Network Engineer


Certified in Risk Management Assurance from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


Certified Business Continuity Professional from the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI)


Certified Third-party Risk Professional from the Shared Assessment Group


Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician


Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


Certified Information Systems Security Professional


Juniper Networks Certified Security Associate


Juniper Networks Certified Security Specialist


Kaseya Certified Administrator

Security +

CompTIA Security Plus

Network +

CompTIA Network Plus


CompTIA A+


VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization


VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization


VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization


Certification in Control Self-Assessment from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)


Certified Information Security Manager from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate from the AICPA’s inaugural class of 100 participants


Juniper Networks Certified Security Professional


Juniper Networks Certified Specialist, Enterprise Routing and Switching


Systems Security Certified Practitioner


Citrix Certified Associate

Strata Green

CompTIA Green IT

Project +

CompTIA Project Plus


Microsoft Certified

Solutions Associate


Microsoft Certified

Solutions Expert


Information Storage and Management Associate

MCSE – Exchange

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Exchange


Certified Information Systems Auditor from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


DRI International’s Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) certification — there are only about 500 MBCPs worldwide


Juniper Networks Certified Associate


Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate

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Charitable Efforts

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta logo
North Fulton Community Charities logo
CURE Childhood Cancer logo
Division of Family & Children Services logo
Ronald McDonald House
Surviving Inc
Habitat for Humanity