Anthony Petrello was once a scrawny kid from New Jersey who had big dreams when he attended Yale University to study a mathematic major. After obtaining his undergraduate degree as a protégé of Professor Serge Lang, he decided to become a lawyer. In the midst of all of this he also managed to find a girlfriend that was a soap opera actress and producer. Eventually he married her. He worked hard during school and after school that passion continued to grow.
He left Yale University and began working for Baker and McKenzie law firm. During his time there he focused on international arbitration, taxation, and general corporate law. He added becoming a managing partner during his last five years at the company. While working for them he began helping Nabor’s Industry. Nabor’s Industry is “largest land-based drilling rig fleet”. They were so impressed with Petrello that in 1991 they elected him to their Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board. He has held several roles within the company, is currently their Chief Executive Officer, and is still an integral part of their business, focusing on strategic planning initiative and helping them to stay ahead of the market.
One of the most interesting parts about Anthony Petrello, though, is the miracle that he gets to witness everyday as he watches his daughter eat cereal. What may seem a regular occurrence to us and to him is a remarkable feat for his daughter as she was born with Cerebral Palsy. Seeing his daughter struggle to do everyday tasks, he and his wife have donated seven million dollar to Texas Children’s Hospital.
No matter if Petrello is working in the office or spending time with his family, he is grateful to have the life experiences that have brought him this far.
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