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Big Frog biz get new big cheese

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  • | 6:02 p.m. January 28, 2016
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DUNEDIN — Tina Bacon-DeFrece has been named president of franchise-based custom T-shirt company Big Frog.

Leeward Bean, CEO of Dunedin-based Big Frog, announced the promotion at the recently held annual Big Frog franchise conference, dubbed FROG-A-Thon

Bacon-DeFrece, who helped launch the firm in 2006, will be responsible for day-to-day franchise operations, including marketing, administration and finance, according to a statement. Bean will focus on strategic planning, IT and franchise development.

Bean has worked with Bacon-DeFrece for nearly 20 years, he says in the statement. “While working with Tina on fiber optic sensor technology, I realized she had a keen sense for business and understanding the fundamentals of what it takes to build a successful business,” he says in the statement.

Big Frog grew 31% in 2015 over 2014, according to the statement. The company had $14.41 million in systemwide revenues in 2014, Bean told the Business Observer in November.



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