Safe Systems® supports financial institutions with tech
When Safe Systems® chairman and CEO Danny Johnston founded his company in 1993, he did so to help banks and credit unions significantly decrease IT costs, increase performance and improve their compliance posture.
At root, Johnston and his team believe that every financial institution, regardless of size, should be able to leverage the best technology to serve its clients. To fulfill that goal, Johnston emphasizes customer service to Safe Systems’ own clientele.
At a Glance
Organization: Safe Systems
Location: GA, Atlanta
Year founded: 1993
Year presented: 2019
Size: 50 - 149 employees
“We want to earn the right for our customers to trust us,” Johnston said. “The majority of banks and credit unions don’t have people who are infinitely knowledgeable about technology and its regulations. They use Safe Systems to help them properly address their banks’ needs and the associated banking regulations. It is also important to them that we have people who can effectively communicate with them.”
Johnston added that the best businesses care about people and making them better. Similarly, Johnston is dedicated to his own business and his own people. Safe Systems became an Insperity client in 2015.
According to Christine Filosa, chief marketing officer at Safe Systems, Johnston has often shared the pride he feels from employing 125 young professionals – and helping them provide a good life for their families.
Others are taking notice. Johnston’s commitment to his team has led to Safe Systems being recognized routinely as a top workplace in the Atlanta region.
Yet, his intention to lift people up within his community extends beyond the 9-to-5 workday. For as much as he’s committed to his work, Johnston is also passionate about volunteerism.
Having been the recipient of volunteer efforts as a child, Johnston said he appreciates the impact of community engagement beyond the attention it may generate. “Companies can’t approach (volunteerism) expecting to see improved financial results,” Johnston said. “You can’t do it as a way to get your name in the paper. You have to care and want to make a difference, even if you never see the results of your efforts. If you’re doing it for (the attention), don’t do it.”
For that commitment, Insperity recognized Johnston and the Safe Systems team in 2019 through the Community Heroes initiative.
“That was a shock and an honor I didn’t know about until we were told that we had been named,” Johnston recalled.
Because the recognition comes with a donation to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice, Insperity contributed $5,000 to the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorder Center of the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA). In keeping with Johnston’s community commitment, Safe Systems matched Insperity’s donation. The icing on the cake? CHOA matched both donations, resulting in a $20,000 gift to the center.
“I can’t say enough about Insperity,” said Johnston. “It’s not only great at doing the job it does, but it’s a fine company. It’s an honor to be an Insperity client, and we’re proud to be a part of the Insperity family – and we truly feel it’s a family.”
“Companies can’t approach (volunteerism) expecting to see improved financial results … You have to care and want to make a difference, even if you never see the results of your efforts.” Danny JohnstonSafe Systems CEO