Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate development in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, where Bill Gottfried, our founding partner, began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer. Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to support investment in kidney disease prevention, research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients.
The Kidney Research Institute of Texas is focused on preventing kidney disease and supporting the kidney patient community; one-third of the world's population is at risk for kidney disease. We support investment in kidney disease prevention, research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. This Institute was established in memory of family members who have died from kidney disease, including Bill Gottfried's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy.
Our energy experience began when Bill Gottfried served a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill joined the first U.S Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Russia and Central Asia where he raised capital and recruited management teams for joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
We recruited senior executives for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies and we formed the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture during the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
We developed the first hyperspectral imaging system for the energy industry providing for space based hydrocarbon exploration. This system was designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We have recruited CEO level executives for commercial space technology companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Our real estate team advises clients on investments in Texas, including Houston; and France, where Bill and Danielle Gottfried have travelled in Paris and the Cote d'Azur for 30 years supporting their clients' real estate investment interests.
Bill Gottfried received a B.S. in Petroleum Marketing from The University of Tulsa; a M.B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and he has attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School. He was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. Bill is an Eagle Scout, a Real Estate Broker in Texas, and a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Bill served as Chairman of the International Committees of the Houston Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors.
Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., Paris, and the Cote d'Azur