Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, where Bill Gottfried, our firm's founding partner, began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer stationed in Awali, Bahrain serving as Command Executive Officer. We have helped our clients raise over $245 million to support their interests in U.S. and global markets.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried 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. This Institute was established in memory of family members who have died from kidney disease, including Bill's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy.
We established The Houston Kidney Forum as a platform for leading kidney health investors to present their investment strategy to support kidney patients to The Texas Medical Center community in Houston.
Our energy experience began when Bill Gottfried served as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen for the Department of Defense. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill joined the first U.S Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Russia and Central Asia where he recruited management teams and raised capital for joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan.
We recruited management teams for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies and we organized the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture following the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and Kazakhstan's Minister of Agriculture.
Our firm developed the first hyperspectral imaging system for the energy industry. This system was designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We have recruited senior executives for commercial space technology companies in the U.S. and Europe, including CEO's for two of the first commercial space companies established in the U.S.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried advise clients on real estate investments in Houston, Washington, D.C., Mexico, France, Monaco, Bahrain, and Dubai. Bill and Danielle are real estate investors in Houston and Washington, D.C.
Bill Gottfried 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., and he attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School. Bill was Commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, R.I. and he graduated from Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. Bill is an Eagle Scout and a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.
Offices and Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., London, Paris