Anthony Petrello, once a top earning CEO in America, is a scholar, philanthropist, strategists, manager, and family man. For Anthony to get to his current stature, he had to work extremely hard and defy several odds. He grew up In Newmark, an Italian neighborhood in New Jersey. The area hosts people who treasure the culture of hard work and honesty despite their incomes.
At a tender age, Anthony Petrello enjoyed reading and mastered most mathematical concepts. He leveraged the resources available at his public school to gain more knowledge in logic and mathematics. He received full scholarship to study mathematics at Yale University. There he earned his degree and masters in Mathematics.
While studying at Yale, Serge Lang a famous mathematical theorist, noticed his brilliance. Anthony and Serge Lang later collaborated on the number theory, a series of complex theorems and algorithms.
Anthony also holds a J.D from Harvard School of Law. Anthony Petrello served at Baker & McKenzie law firm as a business law specialist from 1979. By 1986, he was the firm’s managing partner at the New York office. At the firm, he represented Nabors Industries in its legal transactions. The top leadership at Nabors became impressed by his analysis and skills. They began to offer him job opportunities at Nabors Industries, an oil and gas drilling industry.
In 1991, Anthony became the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of Directors at Nabors Industries. He became president of the company in 1992. Mr. Petrello facilitated a 32-million-dollar purchase deal for Grace drilling in 1993. In 2011, he led the acquisition of Superior Well Service. By 2011, Anthony became the chief executive president and chairman of the board in the subsequent year. During his tenure as CEO, the company’s reach has increased significantly and so has its influence, the energy sector is a very competitive industry, but this has not deterred Nabors Industries from being a leader in their area. Anthony Petrello is a director at Hilcorp Energy Company and previously served as a director at MediaOnDemand.com.
Anthony is married to his college love, Cynthia Petrello. Their daughter struggled with cerebral palsy from birth. From their experience, Cynthia and Anthony support other children with similar or other neurological conditions. He donates to the Texas Children Hospital and sits on the board of trustees. From the 7-million-donation by Petrello, the hospital built a pediatric neurological care complex. He also uses his position in the business world to rally for donations.
Anthony Petrello dedicated his time to serve, influence, and help others.