In 1989, he co-founded META Group, a leading worldwide information technology market assessment and consulting firm. Mr. Butlein served as Chairman of META Group until April 1998. Mr. Butlein is a director of Aeneid, an Internet software business. Mr. Butlein joined the Medscape board in October 1997 as a designee of Media Technology Ventures. He served as a Director of Medscape Inc. He served as a Director of Eoexchange Inc. since February 1998. Mr. Butlein received a BA from the University of Connecticut and worked on his doctorate in political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
His home, built in 2001, has a total of 12,600 square feet of living space, plus an additional 1,994 square feet from the finished basement. There are 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. The current appraised value of the mansion is $4,976,400, according to property records. The property, which measures to be 3.91 acres, also has a heated pool and a basketball court.