To call the career of Tony Petrello a success would be the understatement of the century. His compensation as a CEO in 2015 was one of the highest and he is known as a man of creative thinking, consistent hard work, and natural gifts. The work he has accomplished for children with neurological disorders is admirable and he gives back to society. Tony Petrello began his life in Newark, New Jersey and he attended public school. By the time he reached high school his abilities in math were famous. He was noticed by Yale University and they offered him a scholarship and the mentorship of Serge Lange who was brilliant as a professor, author, and mathematician.
Prior to earning his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees Yale knew Tony Petrello as humorous and outgoing. This was additionally where he met Cynthia who eventually became his wife. She became a television and movie actress, a dancer, and the producer of a soap opera. He did not become a mathematician as was expected but instead enrolled in law school at Harvard. He went to work for the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in 1979 specializing in business law and was awarded a managing partnership in the New York division in 1979. His work with his client Nabors Industries would change his life.
Nabors Industries hired Tony Petrello and his new career was a business executive. He moved to Texas and became the CEO for Nabors in 1991. He earned a seat on the board of directors and became the President of the company in 1992. In 1993, he helped direct a purchase for $32 million and brought in Superior Well Services in 2010. He serves as a director for Stewart & Stevenson, director for Hilcorp Energy Company, and MediaOnDemand.com.
Tony and Cynthia Petrello had a daughter late in the 1990’s named Carena who was born with cerebral palsy. This led to his philanthropy to help children and a donation to the Texas Children’s Hospital of $7 million. The money was used to construct a complex for specialized pediatric neurological care named the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The institution is on the cutting edge of modern technology and has treated children from across the globe. Many families have been given hope because of the efforts of Tony Petrillo. His acumen and business strategies have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for numerous charitable donations. He continues his efforts because he believes in his causes. Although Tony Petrillo credits luck for most of his outstanding accomplishments this is not true. Everyone who know him including his family, his friends, and his colleagues know his success comes from a big heart combined with a powerful work ethic. His good fortune is just a small aspect of the amazing story of his life.
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