Data Facts’ CEO, Daphne Large, wins CEO of the Year as presented by the Memphis Business Quarterly

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It was announced on February 20th, 2013, that Daphne Large, CEO of Data Facts, was awarded the CEO of the Year award by the Memphis Business Quarterly. Award categories are based on the number of employees, and finalist were chosen by a panel of local business experts.

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Under her leadership, the company has grown from a 2 person operation into a multi-division business with customers and offices across most of the country.

Data Facts Inc, a leading provider of background screening, mortgage and lending products, and business credit solutions, announced that Daphne Large, Chief Executive Officer of Data Facts Inc, has won Memphis Business Quarterly’s CEO of the Year Award in her business category.

The awards honor Mid-South chief executives in four categories based on number of employees. Finalists were chosen by an impartial panel of local business experts.

Daphne founded Data Facts in 1989, and her vision and focus have been instrumental in the company's success. Daphne says, "With our background screening and lending product solutions, we help people achieve the two most important things in their lives: getting a job and buying a home. That's still the American dream." Under her leadership, the company has grown from a 2 person operation into a multi-division business with customers and offices across most of the country.

Julie Wink, Executive Vice President of Data Facts since 2005, gives insight into the attitude behind Daphne’s success. “A great CEO maintains a stable and consistent moral landscape. I think everyone at Data Facts can say Daphne enforces and pushes down that landscape. You will hear her say no one position is more important than another. I am proud to have a business partner with such passion.”

Her passion and drive have propelled her team to put their very best work into building Data Facts into the company it is today. Daphne would never ask more of her employees than she asks of herself. That work ethic- along with her commitment to her team- inspires great employee loyalty. Almost half of Data Facts employees have tenures of 10 or more years.

The CEO of the Year Award achievement marks the latest recognition that Data Facts and Daphne Large have received including:

  •      Daphne was named the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA) President for 2012-2013
  •      Data Facts became 1 of only 32 companies to be awarded the prestigious National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) accreditation, ranking among the best of the best in background screening standards
  •      Memphis Business Journal nominated Data Facts as a 2012 Small Business Awards Finalist

One winner for each category was announced at an awards ceremony breakfast on February 20, 2013, 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Memphis.

About Data Facts, Inc.

For over 23 years, Data Facts has provided business and consumer information that can be trusted and relied on to make sound hiring, lending and other business decisions. Data Facts’ core divisions include background screening, including but not limited to employment, volunteer, and student screening; mortgage and lending solutions; business credit; tenant screening and consumer resources. Those wanting more information about Data Facts should visit Subscribe to our blogs at and, and follow us on Twitter at @dflending and @dfscreening

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