THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

DAPHNE T. LARGE

DATA FACTS, INC.
CEO
Board of Director

Daphne Large, founding CEO of Data Facts got her start in the Consumer Reporting industry at the young age of 16 at Equifax Services while still attending Briarcrest High School. She stayed with Equifax while attending the University of Memphis and rose to the position of Assistant Regional Manager. She recognized a competitive advantage and started Data Facts in 1989 at the age of 27. She saw an opportunity to start a company that was both employee and customer focused. Today, she serves as CEO and majority shareholder in Data Facts, owning 75% of the company.

Data Facts is a consumer and business reporting company, dedicated to providing information that employers and lenders can trust and rely on to make sound hiring and lending decisions. The guiding philosophy at Data Facts is People, Customers, Data Facts. Mrs. Large believes that if you take great care of your people, they will take great care of your customers, who in turn will take great care of your company. They do and it works.

Data Facts has grown from 4 employees to 125 with hundreds of additional independent contractors supporting their firm. Data Facts serves customers in all 50 states and is one of only 10% of background screening firms nationally to have achieved accreditation from the Professional Background Screeners Association.

Data Facts has been named a top Women owned Business for many years by the Memphis Business Journal and Mrs. Large was recognized by the MBQ Magazine as CEO of the year in their tier. Data Facts has also been named a Top Work Place over several years.

Mrs. Large’s professional affiliations include serving as the President and Board Member of the National Consumer Reporting Association and founding member of the Professional Background Screener’s Association. Daphne serves the Memphis community in many capacities. She is Chair of the Chairmen’s Circle, the highest level of investors of the Greater Memphis Chamber, serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Greater Memphis Chamber, is a past Board Chair of New Memphis and currently remains on the Board and Executive Committee. She is on the Board of the Society of Entrepreneurs, served on the University of Memphis LEAD Board, served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Make A Wish Mid South and served 7 years on the Board of Trustees for St. George’s Independent School as Vice Chair and Secretary and has served in many other civic endeavors.

Mrs. Large’s avocations and hobbies include frequently contributing to Entrepreneurial and Leadership programming, national and international travel, business and pleasure reading, biking and spending time with her family in Germantown and at their home in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Mrs. Large attributes her success to the entire Data Facts team, Julie Wink, her business partner since 2005 and the continuous support of her husband Alan and children, Trevor and Heather. A native Memphian, she is passionate about Memphis and its future, and believes to whom much has been given, much is expected. Mrs. Large and her team are committed to having a positive impact everywhere they can. She is an ardent William Churchill admirer and believes in his words of “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”

Description of Business

Data Facts is engaged in providing consumer and business information reporting services to employers and lenders to help them making sound hiring and lending decisions. Data Facts offers a full suite of national and international background screening services to employers for hiring and promotion purposes and lending services to banks and lenders that they need to close mortgage loans. Data Facts also offers employers and lenders consumer related education tools regarding credit, budgeting, etc.

Year Business Founded

1989

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship

“‘Recognizing a need and being willing to assume the necessary risk to fill it is the simplest definition of an entrepreneur. According to Forbes, entrepreneurs are the real money multipliers. They take $1.00 and turn it into $2.00, $2.00 into $10 and $10 into $100. This is an exciting part of being an entrepreneur, taking nothing – an idea – and turning it into something. Some entrepreneurs change the world and business, as we know it. Others take an existing idea or service and improve upon it or create a new space within which to compete. Entrepreneurs, small business, and free enterprise are the backbone and stabilizing force of our economy. Entrepreneurs are absolutely essential in that they be able to continue to innovate and create. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if every entrepreneur had more than once been self-reminded of Churchill’s speech at Harrow School in 1941. ‘Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.’ Words to live by.”

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