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Lynne Born, Chief Operating Officer of Seiler LLP, a prominent Silicon Valley / San Francisco-based accounting firm, has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business.

Ms. Born’s career represents more than 15 years’ experience as a corporate and community leader, fundraiser and advocate. In her role as Chief Operating Officer at Seiler LLP, she leads firm-wide strategic planning and operations with responsibility for overseeing the firm’s finance, human resources, marketing and IT functions. Lynne also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for Watermark, an executive women’s networking organization in Silicon Valley. She also holds positions on the CalCPA Succession Planning Committee, the Management Summit for Accounting Firms and the COO Forum.

Ms. Born attended Northwestern University and was formerly the founder of theOrigins, the world’s first high quality online arts retail website.

“Lynne is truly an example of excellence for our partners and employees,” says James G.B. DeMartini, Managing Partner of Seiler LLP. “Her dedication to mentoring and motivating others encourages us all to

give back to the communities in which we live and work.”

“I am thrilled to share the Women of Influence honor with so many inspirational and successful women,” says Born. “My hope is that together we can continue to mentor, support and positively influence future generations of leaders in this wonderful region.”

About Seiler LLP: Established in 1957, Seiler is the pre-eminent accounting firm serving affluent clients, closely held businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and the world. From our offices in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, we offer highly sophisticated solutions and innovative thinking in the areas of tax and estate planning, charitable gift planning, family office, litigation support and real estate. At Seiler, our mission is to provide the advice and guidance our clients require to navigate the complexities of their financial worlds not only today, but also for the many years to come.