Gottfried International, Inc. is a management consulting, project development, and real estate firm supporting clients' interests in energy, agriculture, health care, space technology, and real estate investment in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, where Bill Gottfried began his career as a U.S. Naval Officer stationed in Awali, Bahrain serving as the Executive and Supply Officer for the Inspector of Naval Material, Petroleum Products, Middle East Area.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas and The Houston Kidney Forum to help accelerate investment in kidney disease prevention, kidney research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. This Institute and The Houston Kidney Forum were established in honor of family members who died from kidney disease, including Bill's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy, Submarine Service.
Our energy expertise 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 Middle East service, Bill managed petroleum allocation programs at the Federal Energy Office in Washington, D.C. during three Presidential Administrations and managed strategic planning assignments for energy clients with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried was a member of the first U.S. Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Tyumen, Western Siberia and Kazakhstan during the Administrations of President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton to develop energy investment cooperation with the former Soviet Republics. Bill recruited management teams and raised capital for joint ventures in the former Soviet Republics.
We recruited senior executives for several of the first agricultural biotechnology companies and we organized the first U.S.-Kazakhstan agriculture joint venture during the collapse of the Soviet Union with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.
Our firm developed the first hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry that was designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We have recruited senior executives for commercial technology space companies in the U.S. and Europe and we recruited CEO's for two of the first commercial space companies that were established in the U.S.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried advise clients on real estate investments in Texas, including Houston, and in international markets.
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 has attended Agribusiness Seminars at Harvard Business School. Bill 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 is an Eagle Scout and a Member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.