Two Former Partners of Ireland San Filippo Form New Firm

Two longtime Silicon Valley, Calif. accountants have gravitated back to a partnership they hope will be as successful as their first.

Former name-partner, and founding partner of Ireland San Filippo, Bill Ireland and former partner, Maurice Eckley have formed Ireland Eckley LLP.

Ireland founded Fremont, Calif.-based Ireland San Filippo in 1975; Eckley became a partner with ISF in 1992 and departed in June 2009.

The duo plans to target clients with businesses in distribution, manufacturing, real estate and construction as well as service organizations.

Ireland says, in an interview with Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal “servicing a business today entails a broad spectrum of counsel that goes far beyond the scope of simple bookkeeping, including advice on sales incentive programs, marketing strategies, costs controls, internal accountability programs, as well as planning for franchising opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other exit events,” he says.

Eckley told the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal that “there’s opportunity in the current market. It’s a time when many businesses are looking at new ways to improve their economics and minimize costs. That often means exploring the relationships with their professional services providers.”

“It’s good to have good competitors in the marketplace. It keeps everybody sharp,” says John Sensiba, MP of Sensiba San Filippo, a spin-off of Ireland’s namesake, Ireland San Filippo, in the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal article.