Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' investment interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate development in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, where our firm's founder, Bill Gottfried, began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer stationed in Awali, Bahrain managing petroleum shipments in the Middle East.
Our firm supports The Kidney Research Institute of Texas established by Bill and Danielle Gottfried to help end kidney disease and improve the lives of kidney patients. The Kidney Research Institute of Texas supports 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 energy joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
We recruited senior executives for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies established in the U.S. and we organized the first agriculture joint venture in Kazakhstan during the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Kazakhstan's Ministry of Agriculture.
We recruited CEO level executives for several of the first commercial space technology companies. We developed the first hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing satellite 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.
Our real estate team, Gottfried International Estates, supports clients' residential and commercial interests in Texas, including in the Houston Metropolitan Region.
Bill Gottfried earned 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 has attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School; he was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island; and he completed Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. Bill is an Eagle Scout and a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.
Offices and Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., London, and Paris