Press Release, October 3, 2016

Safe Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Brendan McGowan Named to Georgia Southern University’s 2016 40 Under 40 List

Alpharetta, Ga., Oct. 4, 2016 – Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, today announced that chief technology officer, Brendan McGowan, was recently named to Georgia Southern University’s 2016 40 Under 40 List. The listing highlights 40 professionals who represent the best young leaders under the age of 40.

This honor is presented by the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association and recognizes young alumni who are leading the way in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The 40 honorees were chosen based on their professional expertise and achievements, as well as dedication to charitable and community initiatives.

Brendan McGowan graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He began his career at Safe Systems as a network analyst and moved up in the company to assume the position of chief technology officer. In this role, McGowan oversees the development of strategic technology solutions that support key banking initiatives for community banks and credit unions and enhance their ability to manage IT in an effective and compliant manner.

“As the industry continues to change and evolve, we rely heavily on the expertise of our talented staff to help our customers ensure compliance, streamline processes and provide superior service in their communities,” said Darren Bridges, president of Safe Systems. “Brendan’s leadership skills and dedication to developing innovative technology solutions plays an integral role in Safe Systems’ continued success, and we are very proud to see him recognized by Georgia Southern University for his exemplary achievements.”


About Safe Systems

Safe Systems was founded in 1993 to provide compliance-centric IT and security solutions exclusively to financial institutions. The company has become one of the leaders in the industry, managing hundreds of financial institutions representing more than $61 billion in combined assets, 1,100 locations and more than 20,000 network devices. Safe Systems’ IT network management services are the bridge between the core and other third-party applications. These cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, internal network/cloud design and installation, hosted email, business continuity and disaster recovery, compliance consulting, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions to significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve their compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit or call 877.752.0550.