Tony Petrello may be a great business leader today in the United States, but his journey to this position is inspiring. He is one of the people who go against the odds to become great people in the history of America. Petrello was born from a humble family. His parents took him to a public school because they could not afford better education for him. However, this was not a reason to make him underperform in life. He knew very well that what he needed in life were commitment and hard work and he would become a great person in the history of the nation.
In school, Tony Petrello demonstrated unique ability in mathematics. He was a genius. He could solve mathematical problems which no other student could solve. He also demonstrated a character of speaking his mind. Whenever he had an issue to talk about, he articulated it soberly and passed his message along very clearly. In high school, he captured the attention of the Yale University who saw great potential in him as a mathematician. Since he was from a humble background, they offered him a scholarship to study mathematics at the university.
It is at Yale that his full potential in mathematics would be exploited. He worked closely with his mentor Professor Serge Lang who assisted him in his studies. They solved mathematical theories which other students could not even attempt. His talent in mathematics was extraordinary. He completed his bachelors and masters in mathematics at the university before quitting for something else. Tony felt that mathematics was no longer the career he wanted to pursue further. He needed to apply his talent in solving other problems. He joined Harvard Law School and graduated with Juris Doctor.
Tony Petrello practiced law in New York under a law firm known as Baker & McKenzie. In this firm, he was a managing partner after he brought many clients. He did not, however, stay for long since he was noticed by Nabors Industries who took him as their Chief Operating Officer. Tony had proved that he could assist the company to make the right decisions in business management by applying his creative thinking abilities in challenges that the company faced.
In 2011, Tony Petrello was appointed the CEO of the company after serving diligently as the president and COO for almost two decades. He is now leading the transformation of the company. From a small company in the 1990s, Nabors is now the largest supplier of drilling technology in the world.