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Hard Work Pays; the Life of Anthony Petrello

Antony Petrello was born in Newark in New Jersey an area known for its strong culture and honor, to a humble family. Tony attended public primary school, he mastered calculus and exhibited mathematical intelligence at an early age. While in high school due to his math abilities the University of Yale noticed him and awarded him a scholarship. While at Yale he received his bachelor and masters degree in mathematics with a bias towards linear algebra and calculus. While in university he had the opportunity to assist the theorist Serge Lang in his number theory and he showed a level of brilliance that his most of his classmates could not comprehend.

After completing his university at Yale, Tony has a change of mind; he enrolled in Harvard Law School a surprise to many given his maths ability. Tony began his career at Baker and Mackenzie an American law firm. While there he specialized in business law mainly taxation and arbitration. In 1986 Tony became a managing partner in Baker and Mackenzie in the firms New York division. While at Baker he worked for a client Nabors Industries. The managers at Nabors were impressed by his analytical skills, and after much lobbying, the managers hired Tony as their business Executive. In 1991 Tony began serving as the chief operating officer, later the same year he was elected to serve on the board of directors and executive committee. Nabors Industries is a company founded in 1968, is a natural oil, geothermal contractor operating in America, Middle East, Far East and Africa.it also performs onshore oil servicing and provides rigs for offshore oil platform.

In 1992 Petrello became Nabors industry President and in steered the company towards tremendous growth and achievements. In 2011 he became the CEO of Nabors and dring has reign his leadership was considered top Notch in an industry where there is a high level of competition. He is very good at day to day management as well as long-term strategic vision. In addition to serving at Nabors, he also the director of mediaonDemand.com, Hilcorp Energy Corp and Stewart and Stevenson where he has served since 2011.In 2014 and 2014 Tony was one of the most compensated CEO in the US.

Petrello has not been left behind regarding family and is married to his college sweetheart Cynthia Petrello. They have a daughter named Caren who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Carena couldn’t eat solid foods until she was seven. Carena’s condition prompted the Petrellos to look for solutions to the illness. Tony has given to Texas children hospital and has also taken a seat on the board of trustees. The hospital has constructed a Neurological, pediatric care which treats children from across the globe.

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