1/3 of the world's population is at risk for kidney disease.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to focus on kidney disease prevention, research, and improvements in patient care. We dedicate The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to the memory of family members who died from kidney disease, including Bill Gottfried's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, US Navy.
Gottfried International, Inc. provides management consulting, executive search, and project development expertise to support clients' interests in energy, agriculture, biotechnology, health care, space technology, and real estate. We developed one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station, an imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry allowing for space based hydrocarbon exploration and environmental monitoring. We recruit management teams for energy, agriculture, biotechnology, and space technology companies.
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 Kazakhstan to develop investment cooperation with the new Republics. He recruited management teams for and raised capital for 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 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 "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas", he is an Eagle Scout, and he is a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.