Dan Chard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Medifast, and a member of Medifast's Board of Directors in October, 2016. Mr. Chard brings more than 25 years of direct selling, marketing, and consumer products experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer 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 sold by more than 40,000 independent consultants across 23 countries. Prior to this position, Mr. 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 where he was responsible for managing more than $2.5 billion in revenue across 53 countries as well as overseeing all functions of sales operations for the company.
Mr. Chard currently serves on the board of the Direct Selling Association, and is an active board member of the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Living Classrooms Foundation.