Anthony “Tony” Petrello Knows the Secret to Success

Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Nabors Industries and was once the highest paid CEO in the United States. Nabors Industries is a leading natural gas and oil drilling company. The level of success that Petrello has achieved inspires envy and admiration from colleagues, friends and aquaintences.

Mr. Petrello is a tremendously successful business strategist and manager who treat everyone he encounters with a great deal of respect. His success is, in part, due to the way he treats others. The manner in which he conducts himself has enabled him to create jobs for thousands and help Americans work to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Anthony Petrello is the product of a working class neighborhood of New Jersey. It is within his neighborhood that Petrello learned the value of hard work, honesty and integrity. He also learned success means working hard and not taking shortcuts. As a result of his hard work at a young age, Petrello earned a full ride to Yale University where he studies mathematics. Petrello had the opportunity to work with Serge Land, a renowned mathematical theorist and work complex proofs and theorems that most students could not comprehend.

At some point, Petrello decided to switch gears and decided to pursue law rather than mathematics. He attended Harvard Law School earning a law degree. After his schooling was complete, he pursued a variety of employment opportunities before landing at Nabors Industries. He made his way up the ladder at Nabors, becoming CEO.

As a result of his upbringing and success, Petrello and his wife donate financially to charitable organizations each year. It is important for Petrello to give back some of the goodness he received to the communities that provided him with a better way of life. He wants others to be as successful as he has been and build a better life whenever possible.

Petrello is very aware that is important for his salary cannot be at the cost of the workers at Nabors. As such, his salary is based on 80% of the company revenue. If revenue falls, so does Petrello’s salary. Under his leadership, many jobs have been and continue to be created in the industry, as well as at Nabors.

Before joining Nabors Industries, Petrello spent time practicing law. He was with Baker & McKenzie and focused on general corporate law, taxation and international arbitration. He was the managing partner of the law firm until he resigned in 1991. Petrello’s earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and Master of Science (MS) degree in Mathematics from Yale University and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in law from Harvard Law School.

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