Tony Petrello is the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries, one of the world’s largest oil and geothermal energy harvesting companies. Nabors is currently listed on Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index, making it one of the most successful shared on the market today. Mr. Petrello has effectively boosted the company’s share value since he became involved with Nabors Industries after leaving his post as Managing Partner of Baker and McKenzie, an international law firm based in the Big Apple – New York, New York – where he came off an eleven-year run in greatly improving the firm’s performance.
Mr. Tony Petrello didn’t start out with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, he didn’t grow up with highly educated parents that drew high salaries – rather, he grew up in a working-class home. Although he wasn’t birthed with all the physical possessions he’s able to comfortably purchase now, Mr. Petrellowas gifted with superb mathematics reasoning skills, especially for his age level. Parents, friends, teachers, and anybody else who saw, or even heard of Tony Petrello knew he had far more brains than the “average bear.”
Ivy League schools typically don’t recruit candidates, as virtually every qualified candidate will apply to severalor al of them. As a matter of fact, Tony Petrello was offered a scholarship by Yale University, one of the most prestigious of the Ivy League conference. He earned a bachelor’s in mathematics ahead of schedule, then hopped right on board with a master’s in the same field.
To everyone’s surprise at Yale and back home in Newark, Tony chose not to pursue applied mathematics in real world settings, or researching and instructing math as an academician. Rather, he chose the path of a lawyer, his big brains getting him into Harvard Law School from his first cycle of applications, a feat to be proud of.
In 1979, Mr. Petrello hopped on board with the American-based, internationally-practicing Baker & McKenzie. Seven years later, Tony went on to become Managing Partner of its most challenging division in New York. For more info about us: http://fuelfix.com/blog/tag/anthony-petrello/ click here.
Little did Nabors Industries, a client of Baker & McKenzie’s services, know that Tony just might join its team one day, let alone lead it into unprecedented levels of success. Nabors started to nudge and bug Tony to join their company, rather than stay at the law firm where he was Managing Partner. It was a tough decision for Tony at the time, but if he could look back and reply the scenario, I’m sure he’d accept before they even asked.