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 Safe Systems
    Danny Johnston
    Danny Johnston is CEO and Chairman for Safe Systems. He has worked with community banks for over 30 years. In his key role, Johnston oversees the strategic direction of Safe Systems’ services and solutions.
  • Darren Bridges
    Darren Bridges
    Darren Bridges, President for Safe Systems, has worked with community financial institutions on their networking needs for over 30 years and has worked for Safe Systems for over 20 years.
  • Curt Frierson
    Curt Frierson
    Curt provides the information technology vision for Safe Systems by aligning internal and external data systems, capabilities and processes in order to meet strategic corporate objectives.
  • Brendan McGowan Safe Systems
    Brendan McGowan
    Brendan McGowan is Safe Systems’ Chief Technology Officer. He oversees the development of strategic technology solutions that enhance our customers’ ability to manage IT in a compliant manner.
  • Todd Bailey
    Todd Bailey
    Todd oversees financial operations and human resources at Safe Systems.
  • JJ Singley
    J.J. Singley
    J.J. has over 20 years of sales management experience leading high performance teams for both F500 and early stage startups.
  • Christine Filosa Safe Systems
    Christine Filosa
    Christine Filosa, our Chief Marketing Officer, offers 25 years of diverse marketing experience within the financial services, mortgage, real estate and retail industries.
  • Tom Hinkel
    Thomas Hinkel
    Tom is responsible for ensuring that Safe Systems’ services incorporate and abide by appropriate financial industry regulations and best practices.
  • Jackie Marshall
    Jackie Marshall
    Jackie has over 20 years of experience assisting financial institutions in IT and information security compliance including 12 years as Senior Consulting Services Manager with the Gladiator Technology Group.
  • Niki Neese
    Niki Neese
    Niki provides guidance and leadership to the Strategic Advisor Team while actively managing her own financial institution accounts.
  • Jamie Davis
    Jamie Davis
    Jamie Davis, VP of Product Management and Quality Control, manages the development and implementation of new services to ensure they meet the customers’ requirements and are properly tested.
  • Scott Galvin
    Scott Galvin
    Scott oversees all functions related to providing innovative solutions designed to align with the client’s business strategy.

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