VIDEO | A Look Inside the 14 West Financial Services Team

July 08th, 2019 Daisy Smith

We do things differently. We always have.  And our Financial Services team is no exception.

If you have an education and background in Accounting, but the thought of working in a traditional accounting office bores you to tears….frankly, we get it. Fortunately, we don’t have that problem. On any given day, we work alongside as many as 20 different businesses in different industries. The one thing they all have in common –  a constant need for creative solutions. Enter: 14 West Financial Services.

For 14 West Financial Services, there is no one size fits all approach. To be a member of this team, you’ve got to have the skills and knowledge. But more importantly, you’ve got to be ready to think outside of the box and voice new ideas…. however unconventional they may be.

On this team, the stuffy cubicles and pantsuits are obsolete. Work-life wellness is a priority. The opportunity for growth is massive, and comes quickly… for the right people.

Just take a listen to what their leader, Bob Compton, has to say about it. We’ve never seen Bob Compton as a typical CFO. His role and passion for 14 West and the businesses we support goes far beyond the numbers. He’s been here for 20 years now…. And he’s stuck around because he not only believes in this organization, but he’s inspired by it. He believes in the people, the work, and our vision for the future.

Watch these videos for a deeper look into their work and a chance to hear from a few members of the team.


If you like what you’re hearing and think 14 West might be the place for you, keep an eye on our job board. You can click here to view all of our open positions, and if you want an even deeper look into our workplace, you can find more videos like this one on our YouTube channel and Instagram.

Daisy Smith

Assistant Director, Communications

"Don’t take yourself too seriously.”

I found myself at 14 West after 18 months of traveling and teaching in Bali, Thailand, and Australia. And now 5 years later, I’ve learned and grown with my team in extraordinary ways. I think that’s due in large part to the fact that I’ve been encouraged to approach my work and explore my potential in the same ways I’ve explored other parts of the world. I’m constantly asking questions, seeing and doing new things. And learning A LOT. I didn’t expect to find an experience like this in “an office back home.”

I love my position at 14 West because I’m invited to take on a diverse range of responsibilities. From running our Wellness Program to brand development and brand marketing to writing, I have a broad range of interests. And my role allows me to develop my skills through work that truly excites me. I have a hard time saying no to new projects, even when I already have a full plate. But when I take on too much, the leaders here are there with the support I need to get the job done. At the same time, I’m given the creative freedom to feel real ownership over my projects, which only motivates me more.

What is one thing you have to do every day in the office? Gotta have my essential oil diffuser going. Five of us share an office and we’re all hooked on the diffuser now, but it’s my job to create the perfect oil cocktail each morning to set the tone for the day. I’m obsessed.