- BuySeasons, Inc. announced Tuesday that CEO Dev Mukherjee has
resigned after about 15 months in the position. His resignation
was effective Tuesday.
BuySeasons Public Relations Manager Holly Botsford said in an
email that Mukherjee is “departing on amicable terms.” The
company also announced that Rick Barton has been appointed CEO
and will assume that role starting Monday. He was most recently
president and CEO of Leisure Arts, according to the
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,” said Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive
president and CEO, in a statement. “We want to thank Dev for his
vision and commitment during a period of change for the
BuySeasons, a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive, laid off about
90 employees “to better position the company to respond to
current demand and growth in our year-round party and costume
businesses," Botsford said at the time.
was named CEO of BuySeasons on Jan. 24, 2013. Prior to joining
the company, he was senior vice president and president of Sears
Holdings’ Home Appliances business for stores and online. He
replaced Dan Haight, who left the in February 2013.
BuySeasons is an online specialty retailer in personalized party
supplies and costumes and had seen considerable growth in recent
years. In August 2011, the company added a 110,000-square-foot
expansion and was expected to add 20 to 30 full-time jobs.
BuySeasons also generally employs more than 1,000 seasonal
joined BuySeasons in March 2004 as chief operating officer and
was appointed president and CEO in 2010, according to the
October 2013, Liberty Interactive Corp. said it was spinning off
BuySeasons Inc. and its stake in TripAdvisor into a new publicly
traded company. BuySeasons was founded in 1999 by Jalem Getz. It
was sold to Liberty Interactive in 2006.