“In order to get things done, you gotta know people that know people that know people” – Joe Hammond
Butch Mosby was born in 1972 in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in the West End off Algonquin Parkway. He attended Mill Creek Elementary, Barrett Traditional Middle School, and Louisville Male High School. He was active in sports since the age of 6, playing football, basketball, baseball, tennis and running track. In high school he was the class Vice President his sophomore, junior and senior years, and the quarterback of the football team. He also ran track for Male (400M) and finished 5th in the Kentucky State Championships. He earned a 4-year football scholarship to Murray State University, where he studied business management.
As the starting quarterback for Murray, he broke NCAA passing records with the longest completion streak in a single game (19 in a row) and the highest completion percentage in a game (95.7%). From college he went to Germany to play semiprofessionally in the GFL / EFL, where he participated in the Euro Bowl. While in Germany he stumbled into the music industry and successfully became a recording artist, signed to RCA records, and hit the charts in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland and several other European countries. His single Bang Bang went #1 in Lebanon.
After a sports and entertainment career, he returned to the US and entered corporate America working in online travel as a market manager for Hotels.com and then Expedia for 7 years. In 2009, he was asked to join a start-up called Getaroom.com. He successfully played a significant role in helping Getaroom grow into a billion-dollar company before majority share was sold to a private equity group in 2018.
Butch Mosby is the founder and now President of Sponsor 4 Success, an organization that exists to engage as a long-term community partner dedicated to supporting the future success of the children, teens, young adults, families, and seniors in underserved communities.