WE SUPPORT OUR CLIENTS' INTERESTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, HEALTH CARE, AGRIBUSINESS, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE, AND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.
We help our clients succeed by providing our clients with personalized management consulting, commercial development, and executive search expertise. We support our clients' interests in biotechnology and health care development; we formed the management team for the first biotechnology company that was established in Houston; we were founding members of BIOHOUSTON; and we were founding members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization in Washington, D.C. We recruited the management teams for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies, the management teams for several of the first commercial space technology companies, and we developed one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station, a remote sensing and imaging platform for the energy industry. Our team supports energy joint ventures in the U.S., Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caspian Basin and we support real estate investment in the U.S. and in global markets.
We are honored to be working with leading health care and medical research institutions in The Texas Medical Center in Houston to support the development of cures for various cancers, including kidney cancer. Our goal is to help find the cure for kidney cancer and kidney disease. We are members of The PARTNERSHIP for Baylor College of Medicine, the National Kidney Foundation, and the Kidney Cancer Association.
During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried was selected by the U.S. Government to join the first Trade Missions that were sent to Russia and Central Asia to support U.S. investments in the former Soviet Republics. Bill was a founding member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. and he formed the Council's Energy Committee to support energy investment cooperation with Russia. We organized the first U.S. agribusiness joint venture in Kazakhstan during the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Bill began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East stationed in Awali, Bahrain; Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; Shuaiba, Kuwait; and Abadan, Iran where he managed 200,000 b/d in petroleum shipments for the U.S. Department of Defense. We have been members of the Abadan Society, petroleum industry professionals who worked in Abadan, Iran's oil center; and U.S. and international energy associations. Bill and his wife, Danielle Anne-Marie Gottfried, a partner with our firm, have attended OPEC Ministerial Meetings in Vienna, Austria at the invitation of the OPEC Secretariat.
Following military service, Bill Gottfried worked in Washington, D.C. as a Petroleum Supply Analyst and as the Manager of the Crude Oil Allocation Program in the Federal Energy Office at The White House. Following government service, Bill was a Senior Associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc.'s Energy Division in Washington, D.C. and Houston supporting energy industry clients.
Our firm's founder 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.; he has attended Executive Ed. Seminars at the Harvard Business School; he was commissioned as a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island; and he graduated from Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. Bill Gottfried has been listed in the Financial Times of London's "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas", he is an Eagle Scout, he is a member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and he is a former marathon runner, having completed the NY City Marathon.
Bill served as Chairman of the International Advisory Group for the Houston Association of Realtors, Chairman of the International Committee for the Texas Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates, he is a Founding Board Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, Houston Chapter, and he has served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors. Bill is a Licensed Broker in The State of Texas.