Gottfried International, Inc. is a management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate investment the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East where Bill Gottfried, our firm's founding partner, began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer stationed in Awali, Bahrain managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen for the Department of Defense.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to help accelerate investment in kidney disease prevention, kidney research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. This Institute was established in honor of family members who died from kidney disease, including Bill's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy, Submarine Service. One-third of the world's population is at risk for kidney disease according to the National Kidney Foundation.
During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried joined the first U.S. Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Moscow; Tyumen, Western Siberia; and Almaty, Kazakhstan during the Administrations of President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton to develop U.S. energy investment in the former Soviet Republics. Bill recruited management teams and raised capital for oil and gas joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
We recruited senior executives for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies and we organized the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture following the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Kazakhstan's Minister of Agriculture.
Gottfried International, Inc. developed the first hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry that was designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We recruited senior executives for commercial space companies in the U.S. and Europe, including CEO's for two of the first commercial space companies that were established in the U.S.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried advise clients on real estate investments in Texas, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, where Bill served as the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates.
Bill Gottfried earned a B.S.B.A in Petroleum Marketing from The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, a M.B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and he has attended Agribusiness Seminars at Harvard Business School. Bill was Commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island and he graduated from Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. He is an Eagle Scout and a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.
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