Eren Özmen

Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı - SNC


Entrepreneurial and humanitarian – Eren Ozmen embodies an inspiring American Dream story, bringing her passion and determination first to the United States and then to build one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies,” including to space with SNC’s Dream Chaser® program. With gratitude, Eren is focused on paying forward her success to benefit America’s next generation of entrepreneurs with similarly big dreams and aspirations.

Eren joined Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in 1988, shortly after receiving her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. With the same boundless energy and dreams they brought to the U.S. from Turkey as college students, Eren and her husband Fatih Ozmen acquired SNC in 1994. As sole owners, they launched plans to expand the company. The Ozmens’ strategic leadership—including targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity—resulted in SNC’s growth from a small firm of 20 employees into one of the top woman-owned federal contractors in the United States. Today SNC is a team of nearly 4,000 people in 33 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.

Driven to dream, innovate and inspire, Eren and Fatih have steered SNC to expand in new and promising directions, including 19 acquisitions. The entire SNC team is committed to customer-centricity, surpassing the status quo, and entrepreneurial thinking.

Not one to rest on previous success, Eren is always looking ahead with optimism and energy—continuously improving, adapting, and innovating to creatively build toward the next challenge. She is actively involved in all key aspects of SNC’s business management and prioritizes healthy work-life policies. Under her leadership, SNC has received numerous awards for innovation, growth, and employee satisfaction.

Eren’s vision for making a positive impact extends beyond the walls of the company. The Ozmens founded the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship in 2014. Based at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Center fosters collaboration across varied disciplines and geographies. The Ozmens received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2016.

Fatih Özmen

CEO - SNC


As CEO of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Fatih Ozmen uses his insight and experience to anticipate the emerging technological needs of the global marketplace, developing tomorrow's technologies today. Driven to innovate for impact—to improve the welfare of humanity and security of the nation—he leads SNC’s exploration of novel and cutting-edge technologies.

Known as a creative thinker and problem solver, Fatih’s never-ending enthusiasm, broad knowledge, and technical expertise guides the dedication to quality and service that is a hallmark of the organization. From scientists and cybersecurity experts to software engineers and military leaders, the entire SNC team is committed to customer-centricity, surpassing the status quo, and entrepreneurial thinking. It is this culture and vision that distinguishes SNC as a preferred partner and employer of choice.

Fatih joined SNC in 1981 with a broad engineering background and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He designed and developed high-tech systems and managed several key integration programs during his early years at SNC. With a strong vision for the future, Fatih and his wife, Eren Ozmen, acquired SNC in 1994 and as sole owners launched plans to expand the company. Their strategic leadership—including targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity—resulted in SNC’s growth from a small firm of 20 employees into one of the top federal contractors in the United States. Fatih was selected by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to help to chart America's course in space as a member of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group, and is a recognized leader in innovation and agile acquisition. Today SNC is a team of nearly 4,000 people in 33 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.

Fatih and Eren both received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2016. The Ozmens founded the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at UNR in 2014, which encourages collaboration across educational, professional, and geographic boundaries.

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