WinStar Farm, LLC
Mr. Troutt is a native of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He has been a horseman for over 20 years and an entrepreneur most of his life. He established his first horse farm, Landview, in Eastern Nebraska in the early 1980's. In 1988, he founded Excel Communications, a long distance telephone service company which integrated the growing demand for telecommunications service with the unprecedented power of relationship marketing. As Founder and Chairman of Excel, his innovative business and marketing strategies resulted in the meteoric rise of the corporation and its subsequent success as a publicly traded enterprise in 1996.
Mr. Troutt currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association as well as on the Board of Directors for the Breeders' Cup. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife Lisa and their three children.