Leadership Team

Mark Granger, President and CEO

After graduating from Auburn University in 1982, Mark began his career in Atlanta with Arthur Andersen & Co. in their consulting division. Convinced there had to be a better way to provide value to his clients, Mark founded Decision Resources Inc. in 1987. For the next 8 years he both ran the company and provided consulting services to his major clients. In 1995, he and Paul Lauritzen founded ProActive with the mission to help their clients Staff Smarter and Spend Less.

Married since 1981 to Darlene Guth (a beautiful woman with tolerance and patience in saintly proportions), they are the proud parents of two amazing men, Derek and Matt.  Mark enjoys motorcycling, playing guitar (the family insists he does this with the door closed) and tennis. He attends North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA where he and Darlene volunteer in Global X and Starting Point.




Paul Lauritzen, Chief Operating Officer

Born and raised in Illinois, Paul left home at the age of seventeen to serve our nation proudly and honorably in the U.S. Army.  After 8 years of foreign and domestic service, Paul began his course of study in Business and Information Systems, and began building his career in the Chicago area - first as a mainframe programmer, then as a Systems Analyst, DBA, and Project Manager.

In 1984, Paul relocated to Atlanta where he served Fortune 500 companies as an IT Project Manager and Management Consultant.  He started a small business in 1988 specializing in providing IT consulting services to companies in the southeast.  Through an act of God, Paul met Mark Granger while both were serving a major telecommunications company.  As a result, ProActive Resources was born in 1995.

Paul is married to Rebecca - his bride and partner since 1976.  They have been blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.  Paul shares Mark's passion for servant leadership, motorcycles and guitar playing.  He is actively involved in worshiping and small group leadership at Villa Rica Christian Church.




Debra Blake, Director, Talent Acquisition

Debra Blake graduated from the U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a major in Finance. She started her career in Atlanta with NCR Corp, Finance & Administration, which included recruiting, then moved into Sales.  

Connecting with Mark Granger and Paul Lauritzen in 2004,  Debra began working for ProActive Resources, Inc.  Her goals include: to be the best person she can be for her family and to be a professional asset for Mark and Paul, helping our clients to staff smarter and spend less.

Debra and her husband, Allen, are blessed to have a wonderful daughter.

Debra enjoys her church, family and friends, playing tennis, and, of course, The Big Orange!







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