David L. Redo, 83, a longtime Berkeley supporter, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2020, due to Parkinson’s disease. His wife, Judy, was at his side.
Redo graduated from UC Berkeley in 1961 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science and obtained an MBA from Santa Clara University. His successful career included roles as president of Sierra Asset Management and CEO and founder of Fremont Investment Advisors, among others.
He gave generously to Berkeley, including co-founding the Cal Performances Board and serving on the UC Berkeley Foundation board, eventually becoming an emeritus trustee. He was also an important benefactor to Haas, donating to the Haas Fund and dean’s initiatives so the school could respond to needs and opportunities as they arose, such as investing in remote education technology or student support.