Through his career, Steven Silverstein has served in executive roles with a variety of retailers from department stores to big box and now mall-based specialty.
Since 2003 Steven has held the position of CEO and President of Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. which operates two distinct lifestyle retail brands; Spencer’s and Spirit Halloween. Spencer’s, the retail icon founded in 1947, opened its first location in 1963. Today Spencer’s is the mall destination for fun and entertainment among 18-24 year olds and operates over 600 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Spirit Halloween, the country’s largest seasonal Halloween retailer was founded in 1983 and acquired by Spencer’s in 1999. Since 2003 Spirit has become the Halloween category killer and has experienced tremendous growth operating 1,250 locations for the 2016 Halloween season. Spirit is the one-stop shopping destination for everything you can imagine for Halloween.
From 1992 to 2003, Steven served, ultimately, as President of Linen’s N Things. Steven joined Linen’s, then a division of Melville Corporation, in January of 1992 as VP, General Merchandise Manager. In November of 1996, Linen’s completed a successful IPO on the NYSE, as part of CVS’ (formerly Melville) strategic restructuring. Steven held a number of positions at Linen’s, in addition to merchandising; he was responsible for marketing, planning, distribution, store operations and strategic planning.
Steven was previously with Bloomingdales (1985-1992) in New York, as well as RH Macy (1981-1983), also in New York. He received his MBA from the Wharton School in 1985 and BA from Cornell University in 1981. He has served on multiple local charitable boards in his hometown of Riverdale in the Bronx, New York.
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