My Bio

Butch M. Sarma fall 2021
Butch M. Sarma

I am a passionate lifelong learner.

Butch Sarma in Higher Ed

Butch Sarma is the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business graduate weekend programs (Executive MBA and Decision Analytics Professional Track programs). I manage the P&L, operations, staff, and program logistics. I really enjoy getting to know the students and seeing them achieve their educational goals.

Adjunct for Digital Marketing MKTG-675, Marketing Management MKTG-671, and Non-Profit Marketing MKTG-445 since 2007. Guest speaker on marketing, sales, and product management at many Virginia universities. I am thankful for the ongoing support of business leaders that will speak to my classes on a weeknight or a Saturday morning.

Leads experiential learning student projects such as and, search engine marketing, community engagement, venture ideas, and the Strategic Dilemmas capstone project. The cool part of leading these projects is giving the students a goal, defining the rules and available resources, and watching them go.


He has had leadership roles in several industries including SaaS, media, B2B/B2C products, and consulting. I like embarrassing my wife at the store by having her take my picture with products that my team launched.


He is an author and publisher of several books and a Harvard-style business school case. My published titles are in my given name, Mohan K. Sarma.

E-commerce sales of digital products and print-on-demand apparel.

I am learning more about the blockchain and NFTs.

Butch Sarma

He is a US Army veteran from the 10th Mountain Division.

Butch Sarma and his family live in Richmond, Virginia.