GOTTFRIED INTERNATIONAL, INC. IS AN INDEPENDENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, EXECUTIVE SEARCH, AND REAL ESTATE COMPANY SUPPORTING CLIENTS WORLDWIDE.
Gottfried International, Inc. provides management consulting, executive search, and project development expertise to our clients to support their investments in energy, agribusiness, health care, biotechnology, space technnology, and real estate in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. We recruited management teams for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies, several of the first commercial space technology companies, the management team for the first biotechnology company in Houston, and we organized oil and gas joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Gottfried International, Inc. has supported the global oil and gas industry for 45 years. Our real estate team supports real estate investments in U.S. and global markets. We established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to support kidney disease research in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried, our firm's founder, was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to join the first U.S. Government Trade Missions that were sent to Russia and Central Asia to support U.S. investment cooperation with the newly independent former Soviet Republics. Bill worked with clients to organize oil and gas projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan and he recruited management teams for these joint ventures. He is a founding member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. and he formed the Council's Energy Committee to support U.S. energy investment cooperation with Russia. We formed the first U.S. agribusiness joint venture in Kazakhstan.
Bill began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East stationed in Awali, Bahrain; Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; Shuaiba, Kuwait; Abadan, Iran, and Aden, Yemen where he managed petroleum shipments (200,000 b/d) for the Department of Defense. We have been members of the Abadan Society, petroleum industry professionals who worked in Abadan, Iran's oil center; and U.S. and international energy associations. Bill and his wife, Danielle Anne-Marie Gottfried, a partner with our firm, attend OPEC Ministerial Meetings in Vienna at the invitation of the OPEC Secretariat.
Following military service in the Middle East, Bill was a Petroleum Supply Analyst with Mobil Oil Corporation and subsequently served as Manager of the Crude Oil Allocation Program in the Federal Energy Office at The White House serving in three Presidential Administrations. After government service, Bill was a Senior Associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc.'s Energy Division in Washington, D.C. and Houston supporting international energy industry clients.
Bill earned a B.S. 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.; he attended Executive Ed. at the 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. Bill has been listed in the Financial Times of London's "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas", he is an Eagle Scout, and he is a Knight of the Silver Circle Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. and affiliate Clubs in London and Paris.
Bill served as Chairman of the International Advisory Group for the Houston Association of Realtors, Chairman of the International Committee for the Texas Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates, he is a Founding Board Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, Houston Chapter, and he served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors. Bill is a Licensed Broker in The State of Texas.
Please contact us at 713-299-0653, telephone, and email at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
Our firm is dedicated to the memory of
Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy,
Submarine Service, WWII and Korea,
Bill Gottfried's Father who died from kidney failure,