When Tony Petrello was born in Newark, New Jersey, not many people would have thought that he would one day be one of the top business executives in the world. Being born in a humble family is normally associated with slow career development or even success in life. For a boy who went to public schools, it was hard for him to finally make a breakthrough that would make him reach such senior positions. However, it was too early to judge from his young age.
Right from his early days in school, Tony Petrello started showing unique abilities. He was not like other children. He was brilliant in academic and was also very outspoken. He never feared to speak his mind. He was straightforward with his peers and teachers. In his academics, he demonstrated brilliance in mathematics. He was solving mathematical problems which would be learned in higher levels of medication. His brilliance in mathematics came to be the opportunities-door opener. He was spotted by the Yale University while he was in high school and was offered a scholarship to study mathematics at the university. This came as good news to him as his parents would not have afforded to take him to such an Ivy-League university.
At the Yale University, Tony Petrello continued to show his brilliance. He worked with the then Professor of Mathematics in the university, Serge Lang in proving mathematical theories. His brilliance was exceptional. No other student could match his brilliance. He finished his bachelors and went ahead for his masters. After his masters, he took a dramatic step. He changed his career line from mathematics to law. This came as a surprise to many people since he had shown exceptional talent in mathematics. Tony Petrello was, however, no longer interested in mathematics. He was ready for a new set of challenges. He joined Harvard School of law where he continued to show his brilliance in law. He graduated with a Juris Doctor.
Toy Petrello practiced law for a few years in New York. He was a lawyer in a law firm known as Baker & McKenzie. His performance in this law form was brilliant. In a short time, he managed to attract a high number of clients and was ultimately promoted to be the managing partner of the firm. One of his clients while at the law firm was Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling company located in Texas. The firm was impressed by his brilliance and understanding of business operations. They offered him a job in their firm in 1991 where he was to be the Chief Operating Officer of the company.