Tony Petrello married his girlfriend from college, Cynthia, and has an eight year old daughter named Carena. Petrello works as the Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital, and he and his wife have donated $7 million towards the children’s neurological research center. Carena was born at only 24 weeks and was diagnosed early on with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). As soon as they knew their daughter had neurological issues they wanted to do everything they could to find ways in which to help her.
Petrello earned his B.S. and M.S in mathematics from Yale University and continued his education to earning his J.D. degree at Harvard law. He first began his career as an attorney with the law firm Baker & McKenzie, in Manhattan, for ten years. He moved on to Nabors Industries in 1991 and has worked with them for 26 years. Anthony Petrello began as the Director and Chief Operating Officer, eventually making his way up the ladder to Chief Executive Officer in 2011.
Nabors was founded by Claire Nabors in 1952. The company had a good reputation in Alaska for being the first to drill horizontally and hire women to work with the men at the drilling camps. The company really grew when a couple of investors, Eugene Isenberg and Marty Whitman, bought ownership and took the company in new directions. Nabors is now worth $7 billion and employs over 26,000 people. They have added to their company’s profit margin through buying other successful drilling companies and drilling equipment companies.
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