Anthony ‘Tony’ Petrello, CEO of Nabors, sits on the board of trustees for Texas Childrens’ Hospital along with his wife. Petrello’s daughter, Carena who was born with Periventricular Leukemia (PVL.)
Cynthia Petrello gave birth to their baby girl when she was only 24 weeks pregnant, little Carena weighed just over one pound. Her brain did not receive enough oxygen during delivery. She soon developed Cerebral Palsy, with developmental issues and impaired fine motor skills. Tony and Cynthia are determined to find a cure for their daughter and others like her. At 8-years-old, she was able to master how to eat her breakfast without spitting it out for details: https://www.facebook.com/public/Anthony-Petrello click here.
Tony and Cynthia together made the initial commitment to start the Jan and Dan Ducan Neurological Research Institute. They remain fully committed to its development. The Petrello’s lead the campaign to raise money for the hospital and raised $500,000 in donations.
Tony, who graduated from Harvard and Yale, started work at law firm in 1975 as a corporate tax lawyer. In 1991 he put his work and education experience to good use and became the Director of Nabor and President of its subsidiary Nabors Industries. He helped former CEO Eugene Isenberg move the company to Bermuda. Anthony was made Deputy Chairman in 2003, October 2011, Anthony moved up in the ranks of Nabors again as Cheif Operating Officer (CEO), and in 2012 he was promoted to Chairman of the Board. Since then the share price went up 180 percent.
In 2014, Tony’s freshman year college roommate Lloyd Grove told the Daily Beast success was a shock. He could not believe Tony was on the highest paid bosses list of 2014. The Nabors CEO was from a New Jersey public school attending college on a scholarship. He had a genius I.Q. and was a math whiz. Although his Mannerisms were a bit on the grumpy side and suffered from suppressed conceit. Tony was known to be somewhat of a show-off in the dining hall with his classmates.