VIDEO | A Look Inside the 14 West Financial Services Team

July 08th, 2019 Allison Benson O' Brien


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 40 different businesses in different industries all around the world. 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 The Agora Companies 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 the full video below for a deeper look into what they do 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.


Allison Benson O' Brien

Director of Communications at 14 West

“Ask “why?” when told “no.” Always learn something. And stand behind the ideas you believe in.”

My job allows me a lot of creative freedom. And that can be a lot of fun, but there’s also some self-inflicted pressure that comes along with the role. Fortunately, my team includes some brilliant people and a few clowns; so we not only get the job done – we laugh every day. And I think our work is stronger because of that. We take the positivity, the humor and the passion we have in our office and find a way to share it with the workplaces we support. Whether it’s through an event, a marketing piece, a partnership, a post… even a piece of swag. And it works.
My team and I have watched the companies we support to go on to become recognized as top workplaces by their communities and local media. It feels good to know that this is in part due to our efforts.

What is your favorite company event of the year? Hands down… decorating day. We pull the holiday decorations out of the basement, get together after work with some pizza, wine, and music, and decorate the gorgeous 19th Century mansion we work in. A dream for a Christmas geek like myself.