For those of you that may not be familiar with Anthony Petrello, CEO and longstanding leader at Nabors Industries, he is one of the highest paid Chief Executive Officers in the United States today and boasts and incredibly successful career. Nabors is the global leader in gas and oil drilling equipment and specializes in Offshore Drilling, Land Drilling, Specialty Rigs, Rig Equipment and much more.
His career at Nabors began after he chose to leave a highly successful law career, in which he serves as a Managing Partner of his firm’s New York office. There, he specialized in corporate law and international cases and learn more about Anthony.
He serves as Nabors Chief Operating Office and and President from 1991 to 2001. This 20-year span is a testament to his leadership style and vision for the company. Today, he also serves on top of his operations roles as a strategic visionary for the company. Nabors is known for being innovators in oil and gas drilling machinery as well as the technology that accompanies it. Anthony Petrello helps steer that ship by utilizing his experience and highly defined skillset.
Petrello’s college roommate, Lloyd Grove, recently addressed Petrello being cited as one of the top earning businessmen in the U.S. He talked about their relationship in college, where Petrello was extremely focused on math, earning himself a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Yale. He went on to talk about Petrello’s overall character, his drive for success and passion for life that has launched him to the top leadership position today and Anthony’s lacrosse camp.
That success and drive extends past the business realm and into his passion and dedicatin for philanthropy. After marrying his high school wife, Cynthia, the two had a baby that was born pre-mature and then developed cerebral palsy as a young baby. Since then, the two have dedicated themselves to working with the Texas Children’s Institute to fuel research for children with neurological issues. Not only have they donated over $7 million in charitable funds, but the two actively dedicate their time and energy to working with the hospital. Petrello sits on the hospital’s board of directors and more information click here.