Gottfried International, Inc. is a management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate investment 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 stationed in Awali, Bahrain serving as the Executive Officer for the Inspector of Naval Material, Petroleum Products, Middle East Area.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas and The Houston Kidney Forum to help accelerate investment in kidney disease prevention, kidney research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. This Institute and The Houston Kidney Forum were established in honor of family members who died from kidney disease, including Bill's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy. Bill and Danielle have invested $175,000 to support the The Institute and The Houston Kidney Forum.
Our international energy experience began when Bill Gottfried served with the U.S. Navy in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen for the Department of Defense. Following Middle East service, Bill managed petroleum allocation programs at the Federal Energy Office in Washington, D.C. during the Administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter and managed strategic planning assignments for energy clients with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried joined the first U.S. Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Tyumen, Western Siberia and Kazakhstan during the Administrations of President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton to develop energy investment cooperation with the former Soviet Republics. Bill recruited management teams and raised capital for oil and gas joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
We recruited senior executives for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies and we organized the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture following the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Kazakhstan's Minister of Agriculture.
Our firm developed the first hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry that was designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station (ISS), pioneering the concept of commercial payloads for the ISS. We have recruited senior executives for commercial space companies in the U.S. and Europe and we recruited CEO's for two of the first commercial space companies established in the U.S.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried advise clients on real estate investments in Texas, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, where Bill served as the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates.
Bill Gottfried 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., and he has attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School. Bill was Commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island and graduated from 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, Paris, Manama
We are honored to support clients in U.S. and international markets.