Meet the team
Nathan Pickard has nearly 15 years of experience as a data analyst and internal auditor.
Before founding 9b, Nathan helped start a data analytics program at Williams. There, he worked directly for the Vice President of Audit, and while assigned to a vendor cost recovery team, created a tool that discovered over $10 million in over-billings.
Nathan built his first data analytics project at the City of Tulsa, where he worked for seven years. His Expenditure Analysis joined together several databases and organized expenditures by commodity code at varying levels of detail into one system. This tool was used by then Mayor Kathy Taylor to target large areas of spend across departments. The City of Tulsa is now a 9b client.
Nathan is an advanced user of Galvanize (ACL), Arbutus, and Tableau. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He earned his MBA from Oklahoma Christian University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northeastern State University.
David Paddock is an experienced programmer and developer.
David came to 9b from Williams, where he worked for five years creating data analytic projects to facilitate corporate and operational audits.
Before returning to Tulsa, David spent four years as an application developer at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, using several computer programming languages to create custom web and database applications.
David is an advanced user of Galvanize (ACL), Arbutus, and SQL.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Managing Information Systems from the University of Central Arkansas and a second bachelor's degree in Economics from Oklahoma State University.
David Osborn is a CPA, accredited in Business Valuation, and an innovator in Business Intelligence (BI).
David began his career as a tax accountant and developed a professional passion to facilitate an understanding of accounting and finance for business owners and executives using data visualization and BI software. He enjoys creating simplicity out of complexity through dynamic dashboards for clients.
Most recently, David was Manager of Due Diligence and Business Intelligence at ClearRidge Capital, an investment banking firm. He spent his early career in tax accounting at BKD, a national professional services firm. Upon returning to Oklahoma, he joined HoganTaylor to assist with business valuation, due diligence and transaction services in the Advisory
David graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting.
Molly Evans is an experienced writer helping 9b analysts tell stories with data and report findings after beginning her career in journalism.
Molly manages project documentation, internal and external communications, and digital properties for 9b. In her multifaceted role, Molly has broadened her communication abilities to include technical writing, grant writing, and marketing.
Before returning to her hometown for this opportunity, Molly worked for nearly four years at KERA, the NPR/PBS member station in Dallas, Texas, in both the News and Digital departments.
Molly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma.
As 9b's community project manager, Braden Pickard spends most of his working hours out of the office.
On any given week, Braden is pruning trees in the Tisdale Food Forest, where 500 fruit and nut trees are growing along a highway; harvesting fresh produce from the one-acre farm at Emerson Elementary, Oklahoma's only public Montessori school; or installing reclaimed wood flooring inside The Joinery, a Living Building Challenge™ project just north of downtown Tulsa.
When he is not working outside, Braden is maintaining the company's financial records. He earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University - Tulsa.