Anthony Petrello, or Tony, began his career as an attorney at Baker & McKenzie, in Manhattan, from 1986 to 1991. He made important contacts with Nabors Industries, where he was hired as Director and Chief Operating Officer in 1991.
In 1992 he would become Nabors Industries President, and in 2011 the Chief Executive Officer. Petrello makes millions of dollars each year, through the success of Nabors Industries and the growth it has gone through over the years.
Petrello’s contributions have helped make Nabors Industries the $17 billion company that it is today. Employing over 29,000 people, the company has grown enormously since its inception in 1956. The original founder was, Claire Nabors, who was the first in the world to drill horizontally. She was also one of the first to hire women to work in the drilling camps. When Gene Isenberg and Marty Whitman, a couple of investors, bought into the company Nabors had already sold it to a company called Anglo Energy, which failed. Eugene Isenberg and Marty Whitman had the vision to drill overseas, and change the name back to Nabors.
Petrello not only works for one of the largest drilling companies in the U.S., he also works with the Texas Children’s Hospital. Tony and his wife, Cynthia Petrello have donated $7 million for children’s neurological research, where Petrello is also the Director. Their daughter, Carena, suffers from cerebral palsy. Their mission is to find out more about the condition, so that more can be done to help families suffering with the condition.
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