Dan Chard, Chief Executive Officer, Medifast/OPTAVIA

With more than 25 years of direct selling, marketing and consumer products experience, Daniel R. Chard serves as Chief Executive Officer of Medifast, Inc. and as a member of Medifast’s Board of Directors. Chard joined Medifast in October of 2016.

Before joining Medifast, Chard served as President and Chief Operating Officer of PartyLite, an affiliate of a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, which specializes in home fragrance products sold by more than 40,000 independent consultants across 23 countries.

Prior to his position at PartyLite, Chard experienced success in numerous leadership roles during his 17-year tenure at Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (“Nu Skin”), including President of Global Sales & Operations from 2006 to 2015. In this position, Chard was responsible for managing more than $3 billion in revenue across 53 countries as well as overseeing all functions of sales operations for the company including global marketing, market operations, market services, and business technology. From 2004 to 2006, Chard held the position of President of Nu Skin Europe. Additionally, Chard served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management from 2002 to 2004 where he developed strategy for a new global business-technology platform, while overseeing all marketing and product management operations for his division.

Chard has held various marketing leadership roles at Ventro and Broadlane, Pur Recovery Engineering and the Pillsbury Company. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brigham Young University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.