Robert J. Drummond of Falmouth and Naples, Florida, died Saturday, October 10. He was 76.
Mr. Drummond was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Hubert and Frances Drummond.
He graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, in 1961 and attended Drexel University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1966 and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1968.
He was co-founder of Epsilon Data Management, one of the world’s first database marketing companies, with three fellow Harvard graduates in 1970. He held senior leadership positions at Epsilon, including chief executive officer from 1992 to 1997.
After his retirement, he served on the boards of several early-stage companies.
He served on the board of trustees of Drexel University for 16 years and in 2018 was presented with the Golden Dragon Society Award for his service to the university. He also served as president of the Boston chapter of the Drexel Alumni Club. He was also an active member of the alumni advisory board for the social enterprise club at Harvard Business School.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Sybil (Douglas) Drummond, and their three children, Hilary Prus and her husband, Jeff Prus; Ian Drummond and his wife, Nina Drummond; and Elizabeth Ferriter and her husband, Luke Ferriter; and seven grandchildren, Charlie, Emily, Connor, William, Charlotte, Lily and Katie. He also leaves his brothers, Jim Drummond and Hank Drummond, both of Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Husted.
A private burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Falmouth at a later date.