Sensiba Mourns the Passing of its Founder
PLEASANTON, CA, October 11, 2018 — It is with heartfelt sadness that Sensiba LLP 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, Sensiba 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 sendiba,” 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.”