Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent 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, our firm's founding Partner, 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 managing petroleum shipments for the Department of Defense.
Bill and Danielle Gottfried established The Kidney Research Institute of Texas to help accelerate investment in kidney disease prevention, kidney research, and technology innovation to improve the lives of kidney patients. This Institute was established in honor of family members who have died from kidney disease, including Bill's Father, Henry William Gottfried, Jr., CDR, U.S. Navy. One-third of the world's adult population is at risk for kidney disease according to the National Kidney Foundation. Bill is an Ambassador for the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and a Member of AAKP's Veterans Health Initiative.
Our energy experience began when Bill Gottfried served with the U.S. Navy in the Middle East managing petroleum shipments in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, and Yemen. Following his Middle East service, Bill managed petroleum allocation programs at the Federal Energy Office in Washington, D.C. during the Administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter and managed strategic planning assignments for U.S. and international energy clients with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried joined the first U.S. Department of Energy Trade Missions sent to Tyumen, Western Siberia, and Almaty, Kazakhstan during the Administrations of Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to develop energy investment in the former Soviet Republics. Bill recruited management teams and raised capital for joint ventures in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. He established the Energy Committee of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. to support energy investment in Russia; all ending with Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
We recruited senior executives 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. We recruit management teams for agriculture clients in the U.S. and Europe.
Gottfried International, Inc. developed the first hyperspectral imaging and remote sensing system for the energy industry designed as one of the first commercial payloads for the International Space Station. We recruited senior executives for commercial space 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 residential and commercial real estate investments in Texas, Mexico, Europe, and the Middle East, where Bill served as the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates.
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 Agribusiness Seminars at Harvard Business School. Bill was Commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island and graduated from Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. He 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
We have supported clients in U.S. and international markets since 1979.