We developed one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station, a remote sensing and imaging system for the international energy industry.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried, Gottfried International, Inc.'s Partners, provide clients with management consulting, project development, and real estate expertise to support their interests in energy, agribusiness, biotechnology, health care, commercial space technology, and real estate development in U.S. and international markets. Gottfried International, Inc. recruited executive teams for several of the first energy and agribusiness joint ventures formed in Russia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan following the collapse of the Soviet Union. We recruit management teams for energy companies, agricultural biotechnology companies, and commercial space technology companies. We advise clients on real estate investments in Houston and the Cote d'Azur.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to support investments in kidney disease prevention, kidney disease research, and the acceleration of dialysis technology innovation. We work with Nephrology Teams in The Texas Medical Center in Houston and with research teams in other areas of the U.S. and with in international areas that are working on the cure for kidney disease. Our Research Advisory Board will include Kidney Research Specialists dedicated to finding the cure for kidney disease and improving patient care.
Our experience in energy began when Bill Gottfried served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments for the Department of Defense. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill was invited by the U.S. Department of Energy to join the first U.S. Government Trade Missions sent to Russia and Kazakhstan to develop energy investment cooperation with these new independent Republics. Bill was a founding member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C., he recruited several of the Council's first Board Members, and he formed the Council's Energy Committee.
We developed one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station, a remote sensing and imaging system for the energy industry, bringing hyperspectral imaging to the energy industry allowing energy companies to identify hydrocarbon basins from space and providing space based technology for global environmental monitoring.
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.; he attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School; he 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 has been listed in the Financial Times of London's "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas"and he is an Eagle Scout. Bill served on the Board of The Forum Club of Houston recruiting political and business leaders to Houston's premier platform for distinguished speakers. He is a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.