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John D. Sensiba

Managing Partner John D. Sensiba

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With over 25 years’ experience in professional accounting, John Sensiba specializes in providing accounting, business consulting, and tax advisory services to companies throughout Northern California.  As Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo LLP, John is focused on directing the firm’s strategic plan and  market growth, providing oversight on all executive and operational decisions, and leading the firm’s staff in the delivery of superior client service.

John works with a diverse range of clients including high net worth individuals, privately held companies and investment groups. He is sought after for his depth of technical expertise related to tax matters including business and personal taxation, the tax structuring of business transactions, taxpayer representation, tax planning, performance measurement and organizational business consulting.

John is a nationally recognized industry expert and is often leveraged by leading media sources to speak on Economic and Tax matters facing individuals and businesses, including Family Wealth Report, Smart Business Magazine, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In addition, he serves as an advisor to other Professional Services firms, consulting with them on best practices related to management strategies, partner management and compensation structures, and retirement/succession planning.  He is often invited to be a speaker at Bay Area events and in addition, hosts several annual exclusive C-level officer roundtable discussions for leading Bay Area business executives on industry related matters and hot topics.

In 2014 John was recognized and awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award. In addition, he was selected as one of the Managing Partner Elite by Accounting Today. He was chosen by the leading online community, Glass Hammer, as one of the Men Who Get It for 2012, and nominated in 2013 for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year program.  In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Mayor’s Award by the City of Pleasanton and was named Pleasanton’s Man of the Year for his role as Board Chair during ValleyCare Health Systems affiliation with Stanford Health Care.

John received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Jose State University.  As a licensed CPA in the State of California, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.   Outside of work, John is highly active in the community, serving as a Board Member for Stanford Health Care – Valley Care, a founding member and current Chair of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Community Political Action Committee, a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, Chairman of the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and a continuing instructor in the Leadership Pleasanton program. He is a former: Board Chairman for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Las Positas College Foundation, member of the Presidential Advisory Council for Las Positas College, member of the Pleasanton Unified School District Excellence Committee, member of the PUSD Budget Advisory Committee and on the Board of Advisors for Sunflower HIll.  He actively volunteers for a number of youth sports and community groups.  He enjoys hiking, fishing, motorcycling, and spending time with his wife and family.

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