Tony Petrello is a top corporate executive in the United States. He heads Nabors industries as the CEO. He joined this company in 1991 as the COO and became the CEO in 2011. The story of his growth is inspiring. To be a leader of a multinational such as Nabors Industries does not come easy. One must have shown the capability to deliver for the organization he or she is working for.
As CEO of Nabors, Tony Petrello was initially picked because he had demonstrated to Nabors that he could change the situation in the company. True to the projection of the management then, he has not disappointed. He has delivered for the company better than they could have guessed. However, to see what makes Tony Petrello productive, one needs to look at his life even before he joined Nabors Industries.
Tony Petrello was born in Newark, New Jersey. He attended public schools in the area since his parents could not afford to take him to a private school. According to his former classmates, he had an outgoing attitude. He was always willing to speak on subjects that were important to him. He was comfortable speaking his mind without caring whether others would judge him. Tony was also known for having a sense of humor. Whenever he had an opportunity to talk, he articulated his points in a way that stood out among the rest.
In high school, Tony Petrello became very popular for his ability in math. He was a genius who would spend tie writing equations that no other student could even fathom. He would not live in obscurity for a long time, his talent was noted by the Yale University who offered him an opportunity to study at their institution. He was awarded a scholarship to study a degree in mathematics and also be mentored by another math genius at the university known as Professor Serge Lang.
Together, they worked in proving various math formulas and penning math books in different subjects in math disciplines. They worked together until when Tony Petrello decided that he would no longer be pursuing mathematics, he dropped out and joined Harvard Law School. He, however, did not leave Yale University before making another remarkable achievement in his life. He met and married his wife, Cynthia. Today, Cynthia is one of the main supporters of his work in philanthropy. Together, they have worked on various philanthropic initiatives.