C3 Brands is the umbrella company under which Monocle Press (2017), Mosaic Personnel (1998), Qubit Creative (2016) and Strata Leadership, LLC (2009) operate. The four companies are linked by a common commitment to elevating life through the intentional integration of the C3 Concept in all aspects of our business. 

The C3 Concept, which is the inspiration for the name C3 Brands, is a simple model that suggests that Character (C1) + Competency (C2) = Consistency (C3). Successful organizations emerge when there is an intentional focus on character and competency. Enhancing consistency requires the intentional focus on the values and skills of the organization.


Dr. Nathan Mellor serves as the CEO of C3 Brands (Mosaic Personnel, Qubit Creative, and Strata Leadership) and the President of Strata Leadership, LLC based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nathan holds the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Science in Education degrees from Harding University. He earned the Master of Dispute Resolution degree from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Pepperdine University.

In pursuit of education, humanitarian, and religious interests he has studied or taught in Australia, Belize, China, England, Guyana, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, and Rwanda. Nathan has over 15 years experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Baker College, Pepperdine University, and Oklahoma Christian University. He is currently an adjunct professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in the Master of Business Administration program. Leadership programs co-developed by Nathan, including Peace Through Business Rwanda, and Four Star Debate with General Tommy Franks, have been highlighted on CNN Inside Africa, FOX News, and FOX Radio. He is also the co-founder of the Presidential Leadership Institute hosted on the campus of York College and in collaboration with the Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library. Nathan and his wife Christie were married in 1997 and have two daughters. You can read monthly articles by Dr. Mellor in Character Core Magazine.

Dr. Nathan Mellor

CEO, C3 Brands

Frank Smith

Chairman & COO, C3 Brands

Frank Smith’s passion is helping leaders identify their goals and creating a plan to help bring those goals to life. He is deeply interested in working with leaders to ensure they are investing their lives well and creating a healthy workplace culture. 

A primary focus in developing workplace culture is Frank’s willingness to help leaders with the relational side of business leadership, strengthening how their team works together. This desire to help leaders was one of the primary reasons that Frank and Dr. Nathan Mellor became friends and started Strata in 2009. To help leaders realize their goals and shape culture, Frank uses his 25 years of experience as an owner and leader of multiple business, and his love of people to impact lives. 

In addition to his leadership coaching with Strata, Frank is also a certified Great Game of Business Coach for companies who want to implement open-book management practices. Overall, he has provided thousands of hours of executive coaching to a broad range of leaders and executives. 

Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Harding University and passed the CPA exam in 1988. He worked as an auditor for KPMG (1988–1989), as an accountant for Hertz Rent-a-Car (1990–1992), and as Chief Financial Officer for Beam’s Seatbelts (1992–2012). Frank has helped start or acquire a number of businesses and also has experience in using an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to benefit his team through business ownership. 

In 2017, Frank attended The Berkeley Executive Coaching Certification Program which focuses on developing coaches who excel at the critical soft skills leaders require today – including empathy, professional intimacy, leadership presence and effective communication skills. The goal of the Berkeley program is for participants to learn to engage the Heart and Mind of the person they are coaching. 

Frank and his wife Heidi were married in 1988 and have three children. He currently serves as the President of Mosaic Personnel, Chairman and COO of C3 Brands (Monocle Press, Mosaic Personnel, Qubit Creative and Strata Leadership), and as Senior Executive Coach for Strata.

Monocle Press is a publishing house and speaker’s bureau with a focus on business and leadership. Monocle Youth is a division of Monocle Press devoted to books for young readers.



Mosaic Personnel is an Oklahoma City-based recruiting firm that specializes in placing people of character and competence for careers in Accounting, Administrative Positions, Engineering, Human Resources, Information Technologies, and Manufacturing. Our proven recruiters place great people in the right opportunities.



Qubit Creative partners with companies to visually communicate their brand in a powerful and memorable manner. Our goal is not only to promote a product or service, but to ensure we provide our clients with the tools to accurately demonstrate who they are, and what sets them apart from their peers.



Strata Leadership improves workplace culture through an array of resources including assessments, executive coaching, training, seminars and workshops, and ongoing organizational development tools for leaders. 

Strata Leadership is comprised of the following brands:

  • Academy of Sports and Character
  • Character Core 
  • Character First Education
  • Institute for Emerging Leaders 
  • Strata Center for Public Safety
  • Strata Leadership (Assessments/Coaching/Training)
  • WhistlePig Outfitters



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