Bill and Danielle Gottfried, Gottfried International, Inc.'s Partners, 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. One-third of the world's population is at risk for kidney disease. The Kidney Research Institute of Texas is dedicated to the memory of family members who died from kidney disease, including Bill Gottfried's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr. Bill serves as a Patient Ambassador for Dialysis Patient Citizens focused on improving the lives of kidney patients.
Gottfried International, Inc. provides management consulting, project development, and real estate expertise to support clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate development in U.S. and global markets. We developed the first hyperspectral imaging satellite for the energy industry providing for space based hydrocarbon exploration; this system was one of the first commercial payloads approved for the International Space Station. We recruited management teams for several of the first commercial space technology and agricultural biotechnology companies and we formed the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture during the collapse of the Soviet Union. Our real estate team supports clients in Texas, Washington, D.C., Europe, and the Middle East.
Our experience in energy markets began when Bill Gottfried started his career as 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 to develop investment cooperation with the new independent republics. He raised capital and recruited management teams for several of the first energy joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
Bill Gottfried received a B.S. in Petroleum Marketing from The University of Tulsa; a M.B.A. in International Business from The George 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 "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas", he is an Eagle Scout, and a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.
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