Anthony Petrello Looks To Raise Hope For Young Children With Neurological Problems
Anthony Petrello has put a lot of hard work into his career and has made the list as one of the highest paid CEOs in the US.
He’s currently CEO and Chairman of Nabors Industries in Houston, one of the most affluent oil drilling equipment companies. He’s helped Nabors become a leader in developing drilling technology patents and has been responsible for the strategic planning initiatives in the overall direction of the company. He brought a lot of legal knowledge to Nabors Industries when he first joined them over 25 years ago, and he’s helped them thrive in a highly competitive market.
Petrello grew up in Newark, NJ and his top area of study growing up was mathematics. His high proficiency in the subject and knack for solving problems on his own helped him earn acceptance to Yale where he became one of Professor Serge Lange’s finest students and earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in advanced mathematics. But he opted not to pursue a fulltime career in the field and instead went into law after getting his J.D. from Harvard. He became an associate at Baker & McKenzie law firm in New York and in 8 years was promoted to Managing Partner at the firm. Nabors Industries was a client at this firm, and Petrello’s expertise in finances made him an attractive executive for them. Petrello joined Nabors as Chief Operating Officer in 1991 and became Chairman and CEO in 2011.
Outside of his career, Anthony Petrello has made it his goal to help raise money and hope for young children affected by brain disorders. This is because he has a young girl named Carena who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was born and has had struggles getting through life. Petrello was told there were no treatments or cures available for this, but he decided to make every effort he could to give to research in the field. He and his wife Cynthia became friends with Dan and Jan Duncan who started the Dan and Jan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at the Texas Children’s Hospital, and together they have given millions of dollars to fund research. Petrello hopes this philanthropy will encourage more businessmen to take notice of young children’s needs.