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Franklin Perlmutter

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Franklin Lewis Perlmutter, 57, of Sherborn, Mass., died June 3, 2016. He was born in Newark and grew up in Short Hills. In 1982 he moved to Madison, Wis., and to the Boston area after his marriage in 1983. He spent many summers at Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

Mr. Perlmutter and a friend, Geoff Palmer, cofounded Information Marketing Businesses, one of the nation’s first enterprise workforce management companies. At IMB, he served as president for 15 years until SimplexGrinnell acquired the business. He was a vice president at SimplexGrinnell in the time recorder division for several years, playing an instrumental role in the company’s eventual sale to Tyco Corporation. In 2002 he founded Pondview Capital, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition services for both established and emerging companies.

He attended the Pingry School. While in high school, he was president of the Congregation B’nai Jeshurun youth group and Jersey Federation of Temple Youth.

He graduated from Vassar College with a BA in psychology. He also studied organizational behavior and management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

With his wife Liz, he became involved with the Dover-Sherborn School District. He served as president of the Sports Boosters for many years, striving to improve the school’s deteriorating stadium. His fund-raising efforts provided the school with a turf field, stadium lighting, and a solid polyurethane track. He also worked with the school district to purchase additional land for practice fields adjacent to the high school. The road connecting the properties is officially called “Perlmutter Pass” in his honor. He established the Dover-Sherborn Triathlon, now in its 12th year, hosting thousands of participants. He mentored several athletic directors and coaches throughout his tenure, contributing to an increasingly competitive sports program and several state championships across multiple men’s and women’s sports. 

Predeceased by his father, Milton, and his father-in-law, Robert R. Robins, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Robins); two sons, Michael and Andrew; his daughter, Julia; his mother, Harriet (Krichman); a sister, Genesia Kamen; a brother, David; and his mother-in-law, Luann Robins. 

Services were held June 8 with arrangements by George F. Doherty & Son’s Funeral Home, Wellesley, Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital. 

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