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BuySeasons: Your Halloween, Birthday & Everyday Hero.

Calling all fun-seekers! In danger of having a less-than-super day? Don't fret; BuySeasons is on the case! A squadron of brave men and women work year-round in the company's not-so-secret headquarters in suburban Milwaukee (a 380,000 sq. ft. operations and distribution center in New Berlin, Wis., to be exact) to save the day for costume lovers and party planners everywhere. With tireless devotion and blazing speed, these heroes deliver costumes, party supplies and fun, straight to your doorstep.


Non-North-Pole-based locations specializing in the delivery of joy.

Our brands operate out of New Berlin, WI, which is home to the BuySeasons HQ and our massive 380,000 sq. ft. operations and distribution center.

Meet the Super Executive Team.

Rick <em>Barton</em>, Chief Executive Officer

Rick Barton

Chief Executive Officer

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Rick joined the team as CEO in 2014. He leads our family of brands by setting our strategic direction and our course for growth. Previously, he served as President and CEO at Leisure Arts, a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. He has also served as CEO of Buy-Rite Designs, a managing partner at Hunt Private Equity Group and President and CEO of Paper Magic Group. Fun fact: Rick is sometimes mistaken for Elton John and hounded by the press. His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, which he spends surfing and fishing with his family in Cape Hatteras, NC.

Eric <em>Kirkhofer</em>, Chief Information Officer

Eric Kirkhofer

Chief Information Officer

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Eric has been our CIO since September 2014, and he’s charged with building a strong partnership between our IT Team and the rest of the business – arguably the most important role in a technology company! He joined the company in 2013 as our CFO. Prior to joining our team, he served as VP of Finance for Kohl’s. His favorite costume is that of a treasure-loving pirate – a nod to his finance days, perhaps? (Thankfully, he managed our financials using sophisticated accounting systems, rather than buried chests and old-timey maps.)

Chad <em>Olson</em>, Chief Financial Officer

Chad Olson

Chief Financial Officer

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Chad has been our CFO since Fall 2014, in charge of finance, accounting and inventory planning. Chad joined us as our Controller in October 2013, meaning that his very first experience with the company came during the Halloween rush. Before that, he was the VP of Finance at Jacobus Energy, and the Manager of Finance, Global X-Ray at GE Healthcare. His favorite Halloween costume is a Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez couple’s costume he once donned with his wife. That might sound a little silly, but’s it’s a step up from the totally rad wedge haircut (think “Saved by the Bell”) he reportedly rocked in college.