NEW BERLIN, Wis., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BuySeasons, a leading online specialty retailer in personalized party supplies and costumes, announced today that Rick Barton has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and will assume this role beginning April 28, 2014. Barton was most recently president and CEO of Leisure Arts. Dev Mukherjee, previous CEO of BuySeasons, Inc., has stepped down and left the company, effective April 22, 2014.
"We are thrilled to have Rick lead BuySeasons. We have known Rick for many years since he served as CEO of Leisure Arts, a former Liberty subsidiary. His experience in branding, retail and operations will fit well with this group of businesses," stated Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive president and CEO. "We want to thank Dev for his vision and commitment during a period of change for the company."
BuySeasons, Inc. is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive.
About BuySeasons, Inc.
Founded in 1999, BuySeasons, Inc. owns and operates BuyCostumes.com, BirthdayExpress.com, CostumeExpress.com, 1stWishes.com and CelebrateExpress.com. The brands offer costumes, accessories, seasonal decor and party supplies for birthdays and year-round celebrations and entertaining to consumers and large retailers. The company's headquarters are located in New Berlin, Wis. with an office in the Seattle area as well. BuySeasons, Inc. is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation.
Rick Barton Bio
Barton was previously president and CEO of Leisure Arts, a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. In addition to printed publications, the Leisure Arts product line also includes ebooks, digital downloads, and DVDs. Prior to Leisure Arts, he was CEO of Buy-Rite Designs, managing partner at Hunt Private Equity Group and president and CEO of Paper Magic Group. Barton began his career with Johnson & Johnson.
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