Karen Burns of Sensiba San Filippo LLP Named a “Women Worth Watching” in 2014
Award Honors Business Leadership and Career Accomplishments Inspiring Diversity
Sensiba San Filippo LLP (SSF), a leading Northern California-based CPA and business consulting firm, is proud to announce that Karen Burns, Assurance Partner, has been named to the Profiles in Diversity Journal‘s 12th Annual “Company and Executive Women Worth Watching” list for her outstanding personal and professional achievements in her field. To recognize companies that champion women in leadership, the award is given annually to a select group of female executives identified as role models to young women beginning their careers and for their inspiration to other women in business.
“We congratulate Karen on her continuing professional success and recognition among such a diverse group of inspiring female executives from premiere companies,” said John Sensiba, Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo LLP. “Her contributions to both business and volunteer organizations are tremendous and make her leadership an important asset to our team and our clients, as well as an inspiration to young people starting out in a business career.”
Karen Burns has more than 20 years of experience providing financial and business consulting services to companies in a variety of industries, with a particular passion for the manufacturing and distribution sector. Since 2007, Karen has applied her expertise in manufacturing and distribution to Sensiba San Filippo, bringing a “fresh approach” to her client service model, including a passion for innovation and the delivery of superior client service. In May 2013, she was named as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times. Karen is sought after nationally for her deep experience in manufacturing and specialty in the Food and Beverage industry. She has been featured in MarketWatch, Bloomberg Businessweek, San Jose Mercury News, and other news outlets. In 2012, Karen co-founded the East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG), an exclusive forum for C-level manufacturing business owners to network, share industry specific thought leadership and best practices, and to build strategic alliances and affiliations. In 2013 Karen was elected President of the EBMG to focus the organization on creating innovative changes in the regional business culture and promoting economic development among East Bay-based manufacturers. Karen also co-founded the East Bay Professional Women’s Alliance.
To read the September/October 2013 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal, including Karen Burns’ award profile, please visit: http://www.womenworthwatching.com/karen-burns/
About Sensiba San Filippo
Sensiba San Filippo LLP is a multi-service regional public accounting, tax and consulting firm that brings actionable business solutions to its clients through its unique brand of service, industry-specific knowledge, technical expertise and its SSF Market Insights publications. Sensiba San Filippo’s offices are located in San Mateo, San Jose, Pleasanton, and Morgan Hill. The firm is also a member of Kingston Sorel International (KSI), an international association of affiliate accounting firms that they leverage to support their clients’ global business needs in over 59 countries. Visit Sensiba San Filippo’s website at www.ssfllp.com.
| Marisha Chinsky