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Jud Bergman, wife Mary Miller-Bergman die tragically in San Francisco head-on car collision, stunning a devastated RIA business community

The 62 year-old Envestnet CEO, chairman and co-founder was in a taxi crash in San Francisco with suspected drunk driver; Miller founded Hanover Hill Wealth Advisors in Chicago

Author Brooke Southall
October 4, 2019 at 4:47 AM
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Jud Bergman: 'I was a reluctant entrepreneur. There was never an 'aha' moment, just a growing conviction that this was a good thing to do.'

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Top Executive: Jud Bergman

Peter Giza

Peter Giza

October 4, 2019 — 11:05 AM
Our entire industry mourns a stunningly tragic loss.
Charles Goldman

Charles Goldman

October 4, 2019 — 1:59 PM
This loss is beyond words. Jud was in fact a visionary. He was also a friend. I will miss him. I didn't know Mary but I wish I had. From all of us at AssetMark our deepest condolences to Jud's and Mary's family as well as all of our friends at Envestnet.
Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark

October 4, 2019 — 3:55 PM
Jud was one of the good guys; always authentic and accessible.
Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

October 4, 2019 — 5:28 PM
Sorry to hear about this tragedy - I didn't know him directly, but know people who did and heard nothing but respect.
Craig Stuvland

Craig Stuvland

October 4, 2019 — 7:29 PM
I will never forget how Jud welcomed tru Independence into the Envestnet family. He was warm, engaging and truly cared about people. Truly a hero in our community. Thoughts and prayers to his and Mary's families.
Marie Swift

Marie Swift

October 4, 2019 — 10:16 PM
It seemed to me that Jud always looked people in the eyes with a sense of kindness and curiosity. We all knew he was an important man. But his leaning in and subtle smile gave others a sense of being important too. My sympathies for all who mourn this loss. I did not know Mary but from reading this article have a sense that she was a choice person as well.

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