SPARKS, Nev., July 08, 2019 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Chairwoman and President, Eren Ozmen, and SNC CEO, Fatih Ozmen, were recently featured in Forbes for their success in building a world-class aerospace and national security firm.
The husband-wife team, who each earned masters degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno (Eren with an MBA; Fatih for electrical engineering), came in at No. 6 in the Forbes list of the nation’s most successful self-made couples. Eren consistently ranks in Forbes’ top 20 list of America’s most successful self-made women.
The Ozmens embody an inspiring American Dream story, first bringing their passion and determination to the United States and then building a company that’s one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies,” including to space with SNC’s Dream Chaser® program. When the Ozmens acquired SNC 25 years ago, the company had 20 employees. Now, through their strategic leadership which included targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity, SNC is a team of nearly 4,000 people in 33 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.
“SNC’s success as a company is rooted in Northern Nevada,” said Eren Ozmen, who is actively involved in all key aspects of SNC’s business management and prioritizes healthy work-life policies. “This is where Fatih and I married, raised our family, grew our company, and achieved our American Dream. While our company has many locations around the country and world, for us, home still means Nevada.”
With headquarters in Sparks, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through advanced engineering technologies in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense.
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 Ozmen Center fosters collaboration across varied disciplines and geographies. The Ozmens received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2016.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among the three most innovative U.S. companies in space, as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest growing companies. SNC’s 55-year legacy of state-of-the art civil, military and commercial solutions includes delivering more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participation in more than 450 missions to space, including Mars.