Seiler Founding Partner Passes

Donald Seiler, who in 1957 started Redwood City, Calif.-based Seiler and Co. (FY11 net revenue of $32.9 million), died of cancer Aug. 3 at his home in Atherton. He was 83.

Seiler, who was a Jewish community activist, liked to say, “We serve people, not numbers,” the newspaper reported. He also established the Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Chair in Public Accounting at the Haas School of Business at the University of California’s Berkeley campus.

Seiler & Co., which began in San Carlos, Calif., now has offices in Redwood City and San Francisco. His firm became one of the most successful in the Silicon Valley area. “He always felt it was important to give back to the community, help those in need and to inspire others,” said his daughter, Carol Seiler Roberts of Menlo Park. “He was a numbers man and a people person.”