Edmond Sun: Strata Leadership LLC acquires Mosaic Personnel Inc.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Edmond businessmen Nathan Mellor and Frank Smith, principals of Strata Leadership, LLC, (Strata) a nationally-recognized leadership development company based in Oklahoma City, together with Strata Vice President Lyn Watson, recently acquired Mosaic Personnel Inc. Founded in 1998, Mosaic Personnel Inc. is a specialty recruiting firm for professionals in IT, engineering, accounting and human resources.
Mosaic Personnel recruits top talent for leading companies both regionally and nationally including direct hire, contract to hire, and temporary staffing positions.
Mellor, co-founder and CEO of Strata Leadership since 2009, holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Education degrees from Harding University, the Master of Dispute Resolution degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law — Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Pepperdine University. He has consulted, trained, and lectured throughout America and abroad and has co-developed leadership programs including Peace Through Business Rwanda and Four Star Debate with General Tommy Franks, which have been highlighted on CNN Inside Africa, FOX News, and FOX Radio. He and wife Christine have two daughters.
Frank Smith, co-founder, chairman and president of Strata Leadership since 2009, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Harding University and is a certified public accountant. He worked as an auditor for KPMG, an accountant for Hertz Rent-a-Car, and as chief financial officer for Beam’s Seatbelts before forming The Ark Group with the goal of starting an employee stock ownership plan to benefit his team through business ownership. Smith and Mellor formed Strata Leadership from a shared vision of helping leaders realize their goals and shape company culture. He and his wife Heidi have three children.
According to Mellor, who will serve as CEO of Mosaic Personnel, the purchase will provide Strata Leadership the ability to meet a strategic need for companies the organization serves.
“As we offer leadership development to companies across the United States, we are consistently asked how organizations can find good people, effectively train teams, communicate the message of the company, and develop growth strategies,” said Mellor. “We believe our acquisition of Mosaic Personnel will help us better serve our clients’ needs by providing them reliable access to quality employees who have been selected due to their demonstrated commitment to character and competence.”
Lyn Watson, vice president of training and coaching at Strata since 2011, has been named president of Mosaic Personnel. Watson, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations, brings more than 25 years of experience in recruitment, sales, management and organizational development to Mosaic Personnel.
“I am privileged to lead the organization into its next phase of development and look forward to facilitating continued growth as Strata Leadership integrates its core offerings with those of Mosaic Personnel,” stated Watson.
Strata’s services include cultural analyses, assessments, executive coaching, training programs, strategic planning and the Character Core system.
Strata is also home to the Academy of Sports and Character, Character First Education, and the Institute for Emerging Leaders. In addition to Oklahoma City, Strata maintains a presence in the Dallas Metroplex and in Fort Collins, Colorado.
“The acquisition of Mosaic Personnel broadens our ability to significantly enhance the services that each organization offers to better meet the needs of the companies we serve. Clients will now have access to expertise in recruiting the highest caliber of talent, with the potential to enhance their leadership and organizational structure for greater growth and success,” said Frank Smith.