MEET OUR TEAM

David Osterweil
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

David founded Fitlife Foods because “I realized it was time in my life to combine what I know (the food business), with what I love (food, health & wellness) to solve problems for others.” But innovation and entrepreneurial development have always been at the heart of David’s career path. Before founding Fitlife Foods, David spent years with Bloomin’ Brands as head of Business Development.  Today, David’s vision to provide powerfully good prepared meals to the community has been realized in the success of Fitlife Foods since 2011 — the largest exclusive independent retailer of fresh prepared meals in the southeast.

Christopher Hourigan
Chief Financial Officer

Chris joined Fitlife in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. His responsibilities include directing the company financially to support the rapid growth of the Brand. Chris joined Fitlife from Global Convergence a value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility in over 170 countries. Before GCI, Chris ran Accurity Business Solutions where he served as Chief Financial Officer, Interim Controller and Business Consultant for a diverse client base. Prior to Accurity, Chris was the Corporate Controller for Keystone North America, and he spent four years with Ernst & Young in their Audit Practice in Tampa where his client engagements included large local and national enterprises. Chris holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida.

Andrew Ruga
Vice President of Culinary Innovation & Corporate Chef

Andrew’s decorated culinary career began at age 15 working for a family friends deli. Since then, he’s worked under Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible, won a bronze medal in the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, and appeared in a live broadcast of Emeril Lagasse’s military-only cook-off — taking first place in the salad category. After winning dozens of cooking challenges with the American Culinary Federation, Chef Andrew served as a Demonstration and Development Chef and Pastry Supervisor at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, AZ. Since joining Fitlife Foods in 2011, Andrew has overseen the company’s original three-shift culinary center in Tampa and has since become Innovation & Corporate Chef — charged with the ongoing menu and product development.

Penny Primus
Director of Product Marketing

Over the last 15 years, Penny has worked for Under Amour, Dillard’s Department Stores and HSN holding positions like Buyer and Product Line Manager — working closely with Product Development and Merchandising. Penny joined Fitlife in June 2017 as the Director of Product Marketing. When she’s not running marathons, she’s managing and coordinating all aspects of menu development, featured fit meals, nutritional and costing support, retail item product offering and merchandising and in-store training materials related to product development.