WE SUPPORT ENERGY, AGRIBUSINESS, HEALTH CARE, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Gottfried International, Inc., formed in 1986 and based in Houston, provides management consulting, project development, and executive search expertise to clients to support their investments in energy, agribusiness, biotechnology, health care, space technnology, and real estate. We recruited the management team for the first biotechnology company in Houston and management teams for several of the first space technology companies and newly formed biotechnology companies. We have organized energy joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mexico, the Middle East, and the U.S. We developed one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station, a remote sensing and imaging system for the energy industry. Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to honor family members who have suffered from kidney disease. Gottfried International Estates, our real estate company, supports investments in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East.
During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried was invited by the U.S. Department of Energy to join the first U.S. Government Trade Missions that were sent to Russia and Central Asia to support U.S. investment cooperation with the new independent Republics that declared their independence from the USSR. Bill worked with clients to organize energy and agribusiness projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan and he recruited management teams for these joint ventures. 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 U.S. energy investment cooperation with Russia. We formed the first U.S. agribusiness joint venture in Kazakhstan following the collapse of the USSR.
Bill began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East stationed in Awali, Bahrain; Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; Shuaiba, Kuwait; Abadan, Iran, and Aden, Yemen, where he managed petroleum shipments (300,000 b/d) for the 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, attend OPEC Ministerial Meetings in Vienna at the invitation of the OPEC Secretariat.
Following military service in the Middle East, Bill was a Petroleum Supply Analyst with Mobil Oil Corporation and subsequently served as Manager of the Crude Oil Allocation Program in the Federal Energy Office at The White House serving in three Presidential Administrations. After leaving 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. Gottfried International, Inc. was formed in 1986 to support clients in U.S. and global markets.
Bill 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 attended Executive Ed. at the 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. Bill has been listed in the Financial Times of London's "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas", he is an Eagle Scout, and he is a Knight of the Silver Circle Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. and affiliate clubs in London, Paris, and Mexico City.
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Our firm is dedicated to the memory of
Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy,
Submarine Service, WWII and Korea,
Bill Gottfried's Father who died from kidney failure,