Dan and Jan Duncan helped start a neurological research institute at the Texas Children’s Hospital several years ago and they’ve had several local business magnates contribute to it.
One is Anthony Petrello, the Chairman and CEO of Nabors Industries. Neurological disease hits particularly close to home for Petrello because he and his wife Cynthia have a young girl named Carena who had periventricular leukomalacia when she was born. The Petrellos tried to find treatments for her and even consulted some of the nation’s top neurologists but were told they had no treatments available. But they were happy to meet the Duncans and as they saw the work being done in the institute they pledged $7 million to fund research, a sizeable portion of Anthony Petrello’s paycheck.
Not a lot has been told about Anthony Petrello’s background, but one person who knew him that now writes for The Daily Beast has told a little about his background in mathematics. According to Lloyd Grove, Petrello was always solving the toughest math problems in high school and studied the field when he went to Yale University. He completed a bachelor’s and master’s degree in advanced mathematics, but much to everyone’s surprise he never became a professor.
After completing his J.D. at Harvard, Petrello became an associate attorney Baker & McKenzie where he became partner in 7 years. His expertise includes tax law, corporate regulations and international business. He left the firm in 1991 when he was given an offer to join the executive board at Nabors Industries, and he became Chairman and CEO of Nabors in 2011.
Find more about Tony Petrello: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/05/27/why-nabors-ceo-wont-top-best-paid-bosses-list-again-in-2014/