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Who We Are

Ozmen Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund.

We take a hands-on approach from the very beginning, partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to transform their vision into reality.
Our Approach

We have a passion for innovation and don't focus on any single sector

Our Experience

We are entrepreneurs who have grown many unique & succcesful companies

Our Vision

We help founders grow their start-ups into market leading businesses

Dedicating $5 million to foster entrepreneurship in the community.

Our Team

  • Fatih Ozmen
    Co-Founder
    Fatih Ozmen
    Co-Founder

    Fatih Ozmen was born and raised in Turkey, yet this dynamic entrepreneur has come to embody the American dream. Today, Fatih is the owner and CEO of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), one of America’s fastest growing private companies with a reputation for rapid, innovative and agile technology solutionsFatih joined SNC in 1981 with a broad engineering background culminating with a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.  With a strong vision for the future of SNC, Fatih Ozmen and his wife Eren Ozmen acquired the company in 1994 and set their plans in motion to expand and grow. With the Ozmens at the helm, SNC has grown from a small company of 20 employees, to a full-service systems integrator with over 3,000 personnel in 34 locations worldwide. 

    Awards

    World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, Fast Company
    America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies,  Inc.
    Tier 1 Superior Supplier for U.S. Air Force
    Aerospace Company of the Year
    Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year
    Living Legends of Aviation
    Ellis Island Medal of Honor
    Top 10 Most Influential Turkish-Americans, TurkOfAmerica
    Distinguished Business of the Year
    Family Owned Business Award -- Nevada Business Magazine
    Honorary Doctorate of Science -- University of Nevada, Reno (2016)
  • Eren Ozmen
    Co-Founder
    Eren Ozmen
    Co-Founder

    Eren Ozmen came to the United States from Turkey to pursue higher education in the United States. She arrived with limited English skills and scant finances. With a strong vision of the future, Eren and her husband Fatih Ozmen acquired Sierra Nevada Corporation in 1994.  As a direct result of their strategic planning efforts, they proceeded to successfully acquire 19 additional electronics firms. SNC now operates in many diverse fields including Human Space Flight, Nanotechnology, Cyber, Net-Centric Operations, Microsatellites, Energy, and Telemedicine.  With the Ozmen’s at helm, SNC has grown into the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States.

     

    Awards

    World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, Fast Company 
    America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Inc.
    Tier 1 Superior Supplier for U.S. Air Force
    Aerospace Company of the Year
    Top Women-Owned U.S. Government Contractor
    Fastest Growing Women-Owned Company in North America
    Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year
    Living Legends of Aviation
    Most Influential Turkish-American Woman, No. 2 TurkOfAmerica
    Top 10 Most Influential Turkish Americans, TurkOfAmerica
    Top Woman-Owned Firm for excellence in using innovative information technology solutions
    Women Role Model of the Year
    Distinguished Business of the Year
    Family Owned Business Award -- Nevada Business Magazine
    Honorary Doctorate of Science -- University of Nevada, Reno (2016)
  • Kerem Ozmen
    Principal
    Kerem Ozmen
    Principal

    Kerem Ozmen is currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno pursuing a degree in business management. He has worked in many diverse fields including Telemedicine, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Technologies.

    His assistance and experience with Program Management has given him keen insight into key aspects of company organization and project execution. Working alongside parents Fatih and Eren Ozmen, Kerem has gained invaluable knowledge on strategic planning, decision making, and business development for a variety of business areas around the world.

  • Chris Howard
    Advsior
    Chris Howard
    Advsior

    Chris Howard is the Director of the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship and is also a faculty member, overseeing Entrepreneurship academic curriculum at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Over the past 37 years as a corporate principal or venture capital partner, Chris has bought, sold, and/or invested in 28 companies. He is the current CEO and Principal of NorthStar Investors, specializing in the provision of operational guidance and devising technical, financial and economic strategies. In addition to his focus on funding and growing start-up companies, Chris was formerly a CFO/COO of two publicly reporting companies, and a consultant with two national CPA firms.

  • Stuart Feugin
    Advisor
    Stuart Feugin
    Advisor

    Stuart Feigin is a Chairman and Principal at NorthStar Investors Inc. At the age of 31, Stuart was the fifth employee of Oracle Corporation, where he was one of the original product designers and programmers, and managed a diverse set of business management functions through the company’s founding stages. Prior to that, Stuart also served as a Programmer at Trilogy Systems, Amdahl Corporation, USC Information Sciences Institute, and UCLA. He was the Founding Limited Partner of Nevada Ventures, LLC. Stuart has also been a Limited Partner of venture capital and private equity funds of Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners II, the Entrepreneur’s Growth Fund, Goldman Sachs Private Equity Partners, the Goldman Sachs Exchange Fund, the Deutsche Bank Exchange Fund, and BT Alex Brown Private Equity Fund I L.P.

  • Tanya Mccaffery
    Advisor
    Tanya Mccaffery
    Advisor

    Tanya Mccaffery is the President of The CFO Group Inc., an outsourced chief financial officer consulting firm, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Nevada. Prior to 2002, Tanya was a Senior Auditor with Grant Thornton, an international accounting and auditing firm. Tanya also currently serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accountant of Specialty Trust Inc.

  • Greg Mosier
    Advisor
    Greg Mosier
    Advisor

    Greg Mosier is the current Dean of the Business School at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dean Mosier's responsibilities have included leadership and administrative responsibilities for 55 tenured and tenure track faculty, total of approximately 130 instructors and staff and approximately 2300 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also led College strategic planning with initiatives in student success, sustainability (including economic development and entrepreneurship) and global and international studies.

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