Our experience in global energy markets spans 40 years commencing at the time our firm's Founding Partner, Bill Gottfried, served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Arabian Gulf where he was responsible for managing petroleum shipments of 300,000 b/d in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen. Bill Gottfried was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer following graduation from The University of Tulsa, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma ("The Oil Capital of the World"), with a B.S. in Petroleum Marketing.
We have worked in the most prolific hydrocarbon basins in the world on a variety of joint venture development, project financing, and executive search and recruiting assignments for leading energy companies. We have supported oil and gas development projects in North and South America, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, the Arabian Gulf, and Australia.
We pioneered the utilization of executive search services in the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Turkmenistan during the collapse of the Soviet Union. We supported many of the first U.S. and European oil and gas joint ventures in Russia, Central Asia, and the Caspian Basin.
We have been privileged to work with large integrated/international energy companies, with National Oil Companies, with independent exploration and production companies, and with refining and marketing companies in the U.S. and in international areas. Bill and Danielle Gottfried have attended OPEC Ministerial Meetings in Vienna at the invitation of the OPEC Secretariat.
Within the framework of the Energy Reform Legislation in Mexico, we are working with U.S. and European energy clients that are interested in Mexico's energy markets. Our firm's legacy in Mexico dates from 1910, the days of the Mexican Revolution, when Bill Gottfried's Grandfather, Henry William Gottfried, immigrated to Mexico from Peru and developed power generation facilities in Mexico.
Our representative executive search and recruiting assignments for our oil and gas industry clients include:
Chief Operating Officer for a European based oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Russian Federation and in the Central Asia-Caspian Region.
Chief Financial Officer for a leading Russian oil and gas company active in major Russian Federation oil and gas producing regions.
Senior Operating Executive for a European oil and gas company active in Western Siberia.
Geology and Geophysical Team for a European oil and gas company operating in a number of the major hydrocarbon basins of the Russian Federation.
Deputy Managing Director for a leading Russian Federation oil field services and drilling company.
Director, Crude Oil Trading and Export Operations for a major Russian Federation oil and gas exploration and production company.
Director Corporate Finance for a leading Russian Federation oil and gas company.
Board of Directors and Senior Executive Team for a newly established oil and gas exploration and production company targeting operations in the U.S., South America, the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia.
Vice President-Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Business Unit for a large independent U.S. oil and gas company.
Vice President of Operations for a Houston based oil and gas company operating in the Caspian and Central Asia Region.
Senior Petroleum Engineering Team for one of the largest natural gas exploration and production companies in the U.S.
President and Chief Operating Officer for a Houston based independent oil and gas company with significant holdings in the Caspian and Central Asia Region.
Chief Executive Officer for an international exploration and production company with interests in the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia.
Chief Executive Officer for a privately held Middle East trading company.
President and Chief Executive Officer for an independent oil and gas company with significant exploration, production, refining, and marketing interests in Central Asia.
Board of Director Candidates for an independent oil and gas company with significant exploration and production interests in the Caspian and Central Asia Region.
President and Chief Operating Officer for one of the largest independent oil and gas companies in the U.S.
Chief Executive Officer and Board of Director Candidates for a newly established advanced technology company focused on developing and providing satellite imagery and remote sensing technology to the international oil and gas industry for hydrocarbon detection and environmental assessment applications.
Vice President of Exploration for a Houston based independent oil and gas company with extensive interests in Russia and in the Caspian/Central Asia Region.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel for a leading Australia based international oil and gas company operating in major petroleum basins worldwide.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for an independent oil and gas company operating in a number of new venture and new frontier areas worldwide.
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for a Caspian Basin and Central Asia Region oriented exploration and production company.
Vice President of Refining for one of the largest independent refining companies in the Unites States.
President and Chief Operating Officer for a large independent refining and marketing company with operations on the West Coast of the U.S. and in the Pacific Rim Region.
President and Chief Operating Officer for the North American refined products and crude oil trading division of a London based major-multinational-integrated oil and gas and energy company.
Vice President-Retail Gasoline Marketing for a leading U.S. independent refining and marketing company.
Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer for a leading Argentine independent exploration and production company.
Investment Banker for a European based finance and banking group providing high end merger and acquisition advice to top tier oil and gas companies in Europe.
Managing Partner for the Energy Practice for one of the leading management consulting and strategic planning firms operating worldwide.
Investment Advisor for a leading Japanese investment bank that was advising the former Government of the Soviet Union on financial incentives to accelerate oil and gas development in the former USSR.
Investment Advisor for a leading European investment bank that was developing an investment advisory team for oil and gas companies interested in joint venture opportunities in Western Siberia.
Board Member Candidates for the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C., specifically Board Member candidates from the U.S. oil, gas, and energy industry who were interested in investment opportunities in the Russian Federation.
Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer for a defense conversion project in Moscow organized to develop and manufacture oil field equipment for the Russian oil and gas industry.
General Manager of the Purchasing Department of the Russian Federation Ministry of Fuel and Energy.
Investment Advisor for a $150 million offshore field development project in Azerbaijan.
Board of Director candidates for a leading independent oil and gas company with extensive exploration and production activities in Russia, the Caspian Region, and in Central Asia.
Chief Legal Counsel for one of the largest exploration and production companies in the U.S.
Medical Director - Yemen for a leading independent and privately held exploration and production company operating in the Middle East/Arabian Peninsula.
Medical Director - Indonesia for one of the largest multinational oil and gas companies operating worldwide.
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