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“With an experienced leadership team and dedicated independent OPTAVIA Coaches, the company is well positioned to capitalize on numerous growth opportunities – reflecting the success of our approach to optimal health and wellbeing for our Clients.”

— Dan Chard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dan R. Chard

Dan Chard is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medifast, the health and wellness company known for its habit-based and Coach-guided lifestyle solution OPTAVIA. Mr. Chard has more than 25 years of direct selling, marketing and consumer products experience and is responsible for overseeing the company’s overall strategy and growth plans.

Before joining Medifast, Mr. 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, and experienced success in numerous leadership roles during his 17-year tenure at Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (Nu Skin), including managing more than $2.5 billion in revenue across 53 countries as well as overseeing all functions of sales operations for the company as President of Global Sales & Operations.