Tony Petrello is a prominent CEO in the country. He is the head of Nabors Industries, an oil and natural gas drilling company in the United States. Nabors Industries is a company that has been in the drilling sector for more than five decades. However, despite being in the industry for such a long time, a breakthrough in its business came after it hired the services of Tony Petrello. Petrello joined the firm in 1991. His work since then has been to guide the business operations of the company. He found the company as just any other medium level company in the drilling industry, but through his good business management skills, he has been able to take the company to another level of success.
Tony was appointed CEO in 2011 after proving for over two decades that he was up to the task of leading company. Under his management, the company has performed very well. It has been able to compete with other companies in the industry successfully. Today, Nabors is the biggest company in the world, and it has the best drilling rigs which make it the number one company in services delivery. Tony Petrello is committed to pushing the company through all obstacles until it gets its services to all corners of the world. So far, the company has business operations in over 25 countries in the world.Tony Petrello’s journey to becoming the CEO of a big company like Nabors has not been an easy one.
It has taken him many years of hard work to get here. He was born in a humble family that could not have offered him a good education. Luckily, he was brilliant in mathematics and was given a scholarship by the Yale University to study a degree in mathematics. He went ahead and gained a master in mathematics. After his mathematics degree, he left the profession and joined Harvard School of law where he attained J.D in law. He practiced in a law from known as Baker &McKenzie in New York until he was hired by Nabors. In his term as a lawyer, he rose to the position of managing partner in a short time due to the high number of clients he brought to the law firm.
A CEO’s Journey
A lot of CEOs have humble beginnings. They started working from the bottom, and they eventually worked their way to the top because of their hard work and dedication. Such one is Glen Wakeman, the CEO o LaunchPad Holdings LLC. Mr. Wakeman had a pretty straightforward beginning. He earned his master degree in Business Administration and Economics. He started his career path by holding a position in GE Capital and became the founder of Nova Four. His expertise showed through these career experiences–he is passionately involved in the company’s business development, higher level management, and administration positions.
A Proven Method for Business Growth
Many companies have sought help from Glen Wakeman for his all-known 5 Step Performance Methodology. This strategy includes maximizing human capital, empowering leaders, calculating intelligent risks and proper execution of business. This proven method has allowed the businesses he manages to rise above their competitors. He has provided administrative advice to several companies such as Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded.
At a personal level, Mr. Wakeman also shares his experiences as an investor and a writer through interviews and his personal work. He was able to provide inspiration for many employees and entrepreneurs to succeed in what they do.
Looking Ahead with LaunchPad Holdings
Mr. Wakeman is highly involved in SaaS systems to help other businesses grow. Looking ahead for the future of LaunchPad Holdings, he believes that he can develop more ideas for businesses through machine learning. Artificial intelligence is beginning to dominate more industries, and Mr. Wakeman believes that it is truly an exciting time to learn more about how automated processes can help businesses grow.
Advice to Entrepreneurs
Glen Wakeman gives solid advice to aspiring entrepreneurs in three words: “Always be curious”. He believes that curiosity is a trait that helps individuals solve problems better, discover new ideas and find ways to improve the status quo. Mr. Wakeman knows that it is his most important trait in his career as he continuously uses his curiosity to look for solutions that will be helpful to his company’s clients.