In the last year, Financial Engines has experienced many changes, such as a new name and ownership. But one of the biggest changes happened when they moved into a spectacular, state-of-the-art office inside Corporate Woods office park.
Financial Engines is a national financial advisory firm who recently bought The Mutual Fund Store, an Overland Park-based company. According to Dave Meizenbach, Director of Branch Operations, it was the perfect time and opportunity to relocate and overhaul the entire office.
“Our last office space was dark, dreary, and not conducive to collaboration. As our lease expired, we knew we had to change the environment,” said Meizenbach. “Since we were merging two companies, it was important to design an office where people can collaborate with each other.”
In July 2015, the company leased space at Corporate Woods with 33,000 square feet across two floors. Over the past year, they worked with Clockwork Architecture + Design and Baron Contracting to create a brand new environment, complete with 90 work stations, 25 private offices, 10 conference rooms, and a large training room.
“Meetings don’t always have to take place in a private office with the door closed,” said Meizenbach. “We now have unlimited options for people to meet, work together, and develop tools that assist our advisors to help their clients.
One of the most impressive (and popular) features is a 5,000 square foot cafe. The area includes a wall of snacks, beverage coolers, cappuccino maker, and kegerator. A shuffleboard and ping pong table were also brought in. Meizenbach says he’s seen a complete change in the entire company culture.
“We’ve noticed an increase in excitement and pride when our employees come to work. People are bringing their friends and family here to show off the space and they view it as a fun place to be.”
Meizenbach believes they’ve found a home at Corporate Woods, and he’s been impressed with the entire staff at Stoltz Management.
“I’ve worked on other office build-outs across the country but never one at this scale. The entire team at Stoltz Management has been fantastic. They are professional, responsive, and we are extremely happy to be here.”
Financial Engines is located at 10950 Grand Dr. (Building 34), in Overland Park, KS. Visit their website to learn how they can help with your financial and investment needs.
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