We Love Banking

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

  • Providing quality IT services for over 20 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

Meet Our Management Team

  • 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, President for Safe Systems, has worked with community financial institutions on their networking needs for over 20 years and has worked for Safe Systems for over 15 years.
  • 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, CTO
    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 oversees financial operations and human resources at Safe Systems.
  • Christine Filosa
    Christine Filosa, our Chief Marketing Officer, offers 20 years of diverse marketing experience within the financial services, mortgage, real estate and retail industries.
  • Chris McHugh
    Chris McHugh
    Chris is our Chief Revenue Officer. He works directly with the executive team and board of directors to optimize the sales revenue chain.
  • Niki Neese
    Niki provides guidance and leadership to the Strategic Advisor Team while actively managing her own financial institution accounts.
  • Thomas Hinkel
    Tom is responsible for ensuring that Safe Systems’ services incorporate and abide by appropriate financial industry regulations and best practices.
  • Brent Moore
    Brent is our VP of Client Services. He is responsible for overseeing the Network Operations Center (NOC) who provides our hallmark of support.

Support is Our Hallmark

Our Support Center is staffed with system engineers who understand the unique platform configurations of financial institutions.


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)


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)


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)

Hot off the presses

Safe Systems Cares Logo

Charitable Efforts

Habitat for Humanity
Ronald McDonald House
Wounded Warrior Project
Surviving Inc