DALLAS, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass announced today that it is bringing its Silicon Valley-inspired open workspaces and technologies to its Dallas corporate offices to help fuel innovation and collaboration.
The planned renovations to the Cornerstone and Douglas corporate offices, to begin in February, are part of the bank's ongoing efforts to cultivate a unified and cohesive team. The workspaces will be modeled after those at BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston, and the bank's Talent & Culture and Brock Development Center offices in Birmingham, Ala.
"Open workspaces fuel collaboration and unity," said BBVA Compass Chief Operating Officer Rafael Bustillo. "We're removing the barriers that keep people from interacting on a regular basis, bringing them together to maximize energy and communication."
BBVA Compass' Dallas corporate offices boast more than 600 employees from the bank's Consumer & Commercial Banking and Risk areas, among others. The bank will move out of its Promenade and Preston Campbell corporate offices following the remodeling, and teams currently working in those buildings will transition to either Cornerstone or Douglas.
The offices will feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies, shared public spaces, collaboration areas and private meeting rooms ― investments made in pursuit of creativity and innovation, said BBVA Compass Chief Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston.
"Our aspirations to deliver a world-class client experience and become a leading digital bank require a free flow of ideas and interaction," Houston said. "These lofty objectives are best achieved by breaking down walls ― literally and figuratively."
Houston said BBVA Compass teammates will be able to retreat to quiet areas — a conference room, or smaller huddle room — when needed.
"We want to increase productivity and personal inspiration," Houston said. "Mostly that involves teams working together but sometimes it requires time alone with our thoughts."
Dallas team members are expected to move into their new spaces over the course of the first and second quarters.
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About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 672 branches, including 341 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (4th). BBVA Compass recently earned top nods for best mobile app and best regional bank in the South & West in Money magazine's annual list of the Best Banks in America. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com.
Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
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