Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate investment in global markets. We have supported clients in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and the Middle East-Arabian Gulf Region where our firm's founder, Bill Gottfried, began his professional career.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to support investment in kidney disease prevention, research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. The Kidney Research Institute of Texas 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 several of the first joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. He established the Energy Committee of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C.
We recruited management teams for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies in the U.S. and we formed the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture during the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
We developed the first hyperspectral imaging system for the energy industry providing for space based hydrocarbon exploration. This system was also developed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station.
Our real estate team supports clients in Texas, Washington, D.C, Europe, and the Middle East.
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 attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School; and he was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. Bill is an Eagle Scout, a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and he has been listed in the Financial Times "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas".
Offices and Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., London, and Paris