Sensiba San Filippo Mourns the Passing of its Founder

Steve San Filippo

Steve San Filippo

Pleasanton, Calif.-based Sensiba San Filippo (FY18 net revenue of $30.1 million) announces the passing of founder Steve San Filippo.

San Filippo died Oct. 9 at 67, leaving his wife, Julie, and his three children, Marisa, Dominic and Joseph.

Like most Silicon Valley business stories, SSF had humble origins starting in San Filippo’s home. Filippo’s big heart and humorous nature translated over 40 years later into one of the largest Northern California full service accounting firms with a firm culture so strong that it became California’s first accounting firm to become a certified B Corporation, the firm announced.

He was heavily involved in his community, working with many youth organizations and Serra High School San Mateo, the Sequoia Hospital Foundation and the Sequoia Hospital Board in Redwood City, among many others. Steve also served as planning commissioner for his adopted hometown of San Carlos.

As a business leader, he left a great legacy. As a friend and mentor, his loss is particularly profound.

“My friend Steve provided me an opportunity to have a wonderful professional career and a wonderful life. As a result of his entrepreneurial spirit, we now provide 200 other people and their families the same opportunity at SSF,” says MP John Sensiba. “We will carry on serving our families, communities and clients in his memory. There isn’t a way to fill the hole that is left by Steve’s passing. We will strive to honor his memory every day in the way that we treat others and the standards to which we hold ourselves. I miss my partner, my mentor and my friend.”

His memoriam page is viewable here.