ACI, the premier provider of FinOp licensing and regulatory consulting services, will officially be opening its brand-new, state-of-the art, Manhattan headquarters at 77 Water Street on Oct. 4, 2021. The office opening and return to a “post-COVID” environment will be commemorated on the evening of Oct. 1, with a champagne toast and an office outing for all current ACI staff.
Designed in collaboration with Sage Realty, the new office was built to account for social distancing, allowing staff to return to work in accordance with CDC social distancing guidelines.ACI’s staff will return on a hybrid work model, rotating into the office on a three day per week flex-schedule.
“Our goal is for everyone at ACI to be able to work safely in the office. We will continue to do what is best for our employees’ individual well-being,” ACI Managing Partner, Jay Gettenberg, said.
Open floor plan fosters an informal environment
The 5,500-square-foot office has a modern, open floor plan that accommodates 42 workstations, including private offices, a corporate lounge, and a fully customized kitchen and pantry. The conference space has couches and soft surfaces, creating an informal, relaxed setting to collaborate internally and to meet with current and prospective clients.
“We want clients and staff to feel as though they are members of the ACI family,” noted Gettenberg.
Designed for growth
ACI has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years, as a result of participation in regulatory committees, participation in industry focused speaking engagements, strategic vendor relationships and a strong culture of compliance that lies at the firm’s foundation. ACI’s new 10-year lease reflects the firm’s continued commitment to the securities industry and its independent broker-dealer clients.
The 16th floor office, in the NYC’s financial district, is just a few blocks east of ACI’s previous location. “The larger space supports our expectations of continued growth and the evolution of ACI as a leading provider of FinOp services across the broker-dealer community,” Gettenberg said.
He added, “From the very beginning, we focused on creating a superior work environment for ACI staff, that reflects our core belief that clients receive the highest-quality of service from employees who are treated well. The space balances productivity and comfort, and promotes team cohesiveness. The office will enable us to attract and retain the most qualified and experienced professionals within our industry.”
ACI already expanded its team during the pandemic, adding four new employees since March 2020. There is an expectation of making multiple additional hires over the coming weeks, to ensure the highest-quality service is maintained as the organization continues to grow.
The relocation to the new office will not interrupt ACI’s operations since all employees have been working remotely from home during the pandemic. Reintegration to an in-office environment will commence once the corporate headquarters are fully operational.
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