Gottfried International, Inc. provides management consulting, executive search, and real estate expertise to support clients' interests in energy, agriculture, biotechnology, health care, commercial space technology, and real estate development in the U.S. and global markets. During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Gottfried International, Inc. recruited management teams for and raised capital for several of the first energy and agriculture joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. We developed one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station, an imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas in 2018 to support investment in kidney disease prevention, research, and improvements patient care, including dialysis technology innovation. We work with Nephrology Teams worldwide who are focused on finding the cure for kidney disease and improving patient care.
Our experience in global energy markets commenced when Bill Gottfried began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Yemen. 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 investment cooperation with these new independent Republics. Bill was a founding member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. and he established the Council's Energy Committee.
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.