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Erhan Çevikel 
President & CEO –  Founding Member  
erhan.cevikel@taccs.us

 

Erhan Çevikel, a visionary in project management and strategic development, is the co-founder and CEO of Gate Consulting. His expertise extends from mergers and acquisitions to information technology and financial project deliveries. A committed leader within Turkish American nonprofit organizations since 2004, Mr. Çevikel’s journey is a testament to his dedication to fostering economic and cultural ties. Holding a BA from the University of Istanbul and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, he embodies the spirit of international business leadership.

Selen Timur 
Senior Vice President – Founding Member  
selen.timur@taccs.us

Born in Ankara and a graduate of TED Ankara College and METU, Selen Timur’s journey in the business world is marked by her roles at Unilever and Colgate Palmolive, followed by a successful entrepreneurial venture since 2004. As the President of Niles Technology INC – USA, and CEO of several companies in Turkey and the Netherlands, her expertise spans sales, marketing, restructuring, and business development. Her passion for travel, trade shows, and networking makes her a driving force in TACCS, bridging Turkish and American business communities.

Gökhan Yavuz 
Secretary General – Founding Member 
gokhan.yavuz@taccs.us

Gökhan Yavuz’s entrepreneurial spirit has seen him successfully navigate the realms of e-commerce and international business since 2014. Residing in Atlanta since 2006, he has made significant strides in the wholesale and retail sectors, aiding Turkish companies in entering the U.S. market. As a founder and CEO, his business acumen has created employment opportunities across four states, exemplifying the entrepreneurial drive that TACCS champions.

Ruhi Balcı 
Director – Founding Member 
ruhi.balci@taccs.us

Dr. Ruhi Balcı’s esteemed career as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is complemented by his vast experience in healthcare, life sciences, and academia. With 32 years of professional experience, Dr. Balcı has collaborated with global healthcare entities and educational institutions. His current roles in Miami, Florida, as a business development director and board member, alongside his academic contributions in Northern Cyprus, highlight his multifaceted expertise and commitment to healthcare innovation.

Zeynep Çevikel 
Director  – Founding Member 
zeynep.celikel@taccs.us

Zeynep Çevikel is a distinguished HR Business Partner and Advisor, known for her strategic acumen and leadership in fostering high-performing teams. A Montclair State University and New York University alumnus, her expertise in human resources is complemented by her roles as a Myers Briggs Practitioner and a Senior Human Resources Professional. Zeynep’s focus on efficiency and team engagement aligns seamlessly with TACCS’s mission to cultivate a dynamic and inclusive business community.

Serkan Eren 
Director 
serkan.eren@taccs.us

Born in Samsun in 1975 and a graduate of Dokuz Eylul University’s Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Serkan Eren’s career trajectory has been marked by innovation and strategic development. Starting as a control engineer at Sumerbank, he moved to Anadolu Group as KIA Motors Turkey’s dealer development manager, playing a pivotal role in the brand’s expansion. His contributions on the global stage as a speaker and his successful projects on dealership profitability are testaments to his expertise. After moving to the U.S. in 2018, Eren founded his own company, specializing in contact center services, bridging communication between Türkiye and the U.S.

Erdal Tatlıcı 
Director 
erdal.tatlici@taccs.us

 

Erdal Tatlici, a visionary in property development and investment, is the founder of TTPC Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S. and co-founder of Novrum Investment Group. His expertise in facilitating property investments in Miami for Turkish investors reflects a deep understanding of cross-cultural business dynamics. The 2017 formation of Vavenzi, specializing in high-end millwork and cabinetry, further highlights his entrepreneurial acumen. The opening of Vavenzi’s first showroom in Miami’s Design District in 2020 marks a significant milestone in his journey, blending aesthetics with functionality in architectural design.

Erhan Çevikel 
President & CEO –  Founding Member  
erhan.cevikel@taccs.us

 

Erhan Çevikel, a visionary in project management and strategic development, is the co-founder and CEO of Gate Consulting. His expertise extends from mergers and acquisitions to information technology and financial project deliveries. A committed leader within Turkish American nonprofit organizations since 2004, Mr. Çevikel’s journey is a testament to his dedication to fostering economic and cultural ties. Holding a BA from the University of Istanbul and an MBA from the University of Phoenix, he embodies the spirit of international business leadership.

Selen Timur 
Senior Vice President – Founding Member  
selen.timur@taccs.us

Born in Ankara and a graduate of TED Ankara College and METU, Selen Timur’s journey in the business world is marked by her roles at Unilever and Colgate Palmolive, followed by a successful entrepreneurial venture since 2004. As the President of Niles Technology INC – USA, and CEO of several companies in Turkey and the Netherlands, her expertise spans sales, marketing, restructuring, and business development. Her passion for travel, trade shows, and networking makes her a driving force in TACCS, bridging Turkish and American business communities.

Gökhan Yavuz 
Secretary General – Founding Member 
gokhan.yavuz@taccs.us

Gökhan Yavuz’s entrepreneurial spirit has seen him successfully navigate the realms of e-commerce and international business since 2014. Residing in Atlanta since 2006, he has made significant strides in the wholesale and retail sectors, aiding Turkish companies in entering the U.S. market. As a founder and CEO, his business acumen has created employment opportunities across four states, exemplifying the entrepreneurial drive that TACCS champions.

Ruhi Balcı 
Director – Founding Member 
ruhi.balci@taccs.us

Dr. Ruhi Balcı’s esteemed career as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is complemented by his vast experience in healthcare, life sciences, and academia. With 32 years of professional experience, Dr. Balcı has collaborated with global healthcare entities and educational institutions. His current roles in Miami, Florida, as a business development director and board member, alongside his academic contributions in Northern Cyprus, highlight his multifaceted expertise and commitment to healthcare innovation.

Zeynep Çevikel 
Director  – Founding Member 
zeynep.celikel@taccs.us

Zeynep Çevikel is a distinguished HR Business Partner and Advisor, known for her strategic acumen and leadership in fostering high-performing teams. A Montclair State University and New York University alumnus, her expertise in human resources is complemented by her roles as a Myers Briggs Practitioner and a Senior Human Resources Professional. Zeynep’s focus on efficiency and team engagement aligns seamlessly with TACCS’s mission to cultivate a dynamic and inclusive business community.

Serkan Eren 
Director 
serkan.eren@taccs.us

Born in Samsun in 1975 and a graduate of Dokuz Eylul University’s Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Serkan Eren’s career trajectory has been marked by innovation and strategic development. Starting as a control engineer at Sumerbank, he moved to Anadolu Group as KIA Motors Turkey’s dealer development manager, playing a pivotal role in the brand’s expansion. His contributions on the global stage as a speaker and his successful projects on dealership profitability are testaments to his expertise. After moving to the U.S. in 2018, Eren founded his own company, specializing in contact center services, bridging communication between Türkiye and the U.S.

Erdal Tatlıcı 
Director 
erdal.tatlici@taccs.us

 

Erdal Tatlici, a visionary in property development and investment, is the founder of TTPC Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S. and co-founder of Novrum Investment Group. His expertise in facilitating property investments in Miami for Turkish investors reflects a deep understanding of cross-cultural business dynamics. The 2017 formation of Vavenzi, specializing in high-end millwork and cabinetry, further highlights his entrepreneurial acumen. The opening of Vavenzi’s first showroom in Miami’s Design District in 2020 marks a significant milestone in his journey, blending aesthetics with functionality in architectural design.