Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, commercial space technology, and real estate development in 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.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas focused on accelerating 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's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy.
Our energy experience began when Bill Gottfried served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen for the Department of Defense. 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 several of the first energy 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 following the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from Kazakhstan's Ministry of Agriculture and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
We developed the first hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry providing for space based hydrocarbon exploration. This system was also designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We have recruited senior executives for space technology companies in the U.S. and Europe, including CEO's for two of the first commercial space technology companies in the U.S.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried advise clients on residential and commercial real estate investments in Texas, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East. The Gottfried Family has been active in real estate in Mexico since 1910, the time of the Mexican Revolution.
Offices and Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., London, Paris