Sensiba San Filippo Mourns the Passing of its Founder

PLEASANTON, CA, October 11, 2018 — It is with heartfelt sadness that Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF) and Sensiba San Filippo Financial Advisers, LLC (SSFFA) announce the passing of founder Steve San Filippo.

Steve’s sudden and unexpected passing happened on the morning of Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was 67. He leaves behind his wife, Julie, and his three children, Marisa, Dominic, and Joseph.

Like most Silicon Valley business stories, SSF had humble origins starting in Steve San Filippo’s home. Steve’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.

Steve was heavily involved in his community. He worked with many youth organizations and volunteered on boards for 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. He was honored for his philanthropic work by Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter in 2016 when he was named a Distinguished Volunteer.

As a business leader, Steve 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,” said John Sensiba, managing partner. “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.”

Arrangements for services are currently in progress, and details will become available shortly on his in memoriam page, viewable here.

About Sensiba San Filippo

With over 40 years of experience, and as the first accounting firm in California certified as a B Corporation, Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF) provides clients with comprehensive assurance, tax, and consulting services while using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.  SSF ranks among the region’s top 20 public accounting firms and utilizes regional and global expertise to serve clients across a variety of industries.  As a member of Morison KSi, SSF is a part of an international association of affiliated accounting firms that supports clients’ global business needs in over 80 countries. Through service to others, a commitment to integrity, stewardship of the environment and kindness, SSF strives to improve the lives of clients and the global community. Headquartered in Pleasanton, SSF has offices in San Mateo, San Jose, Morgan Hill, San Francisco and Fresno. For more information, visit