It is true that hard work can take you anywhere you want. If you have dreamt of being rich, your dreams are valid if you are hard working and dedicated in heart. Everything is possible for people who believe that they can make it. How Tony Petrello landed his CEO position at Nabors Industries is a clear proof of what’s possible with hard work.
Generally, Tony Petrello’s career journey at Nabors Industries has been a success. In fact, in 2014, he was listed as one of the highest paid Chief Executive Officers in the United States. However, before you admire and emulate Tony’s success, it is important understand how he found himself at Nabors.
Tony grew and attended public schools in Newark, New Jersey. His amazing mathematical capabilities made him a celebrity of some sort in his hometown. Within a short duration, he was noticed by Yale University and awarded a scholarship and a rare opportunity to be mentored by one of the university’s top mathematicians and professor, Serge Lang.
As expected, Tony worked hard and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mathematics from Yale. The university also changed Tony’s life in another significant way. It is here where he met his beloved wife, Cynthia.After he graduated from Yale University, his classmates and people (close to him) thought that he would become a maths professor. However, he surprised them when he decided not to pursue a career in mathematics. Instead, he enrolled for a law degree in Harvard Law School. After graduating from Law school, Tony joined the celebrated Baker & McKenzie Law firm in 1979. While here, Tony specialized in business law (taxation and arbitration). Because of his excellent performance in the American law firm, he was promoted to the Managing Partner position in the company’s New York division.
While at Baker & McKenzie, Tony had an opportunity to work with one of the company’s top clients, Nabors Industries, a leading gas oil and gas company. After a short while, the managers at Nabors noticed Tony’s exceptional analysis capabilities and dedication to work and they began wooing him to join their company. Fortunately, their lobbying efforts paid off and Tony was recruited as a business executive in the company.
About Tony Petrello
Tony Petrello is the Chief Executive, President, and the current chairman of the Executive Committee of the Nabors Industries. Tony joined The Hamilton-based geothermal and Natural Gas Company in 1991, and has since played an integral role in the company’s growth and development. Tony has also worked in other companies including Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, Baker & McKenzie, MediaOnDemand.com, and Texas Children’s Hospital.