Those who know Anthony “Tony” Petrello may describe him as a leader in his industry. One of the most powerful respected men in the oil and gas industry. Since he joined Nabors Industries in 1991, the company has risen to extreme heights, and is now the go to for every major oil or gas drilling company in the world. Tony Petrello currently holds three major titles at Nabors: Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and President. Nabors Industries works in every market in the world and is the top provider of oil and gas drilling equipment, offshore drilling equipment, drilling technology and the actual work force that manages the equipment and the process.
Tony Petrello joined Nabors Industries after a successful career in law. He holds a law degree from Harvard and also obtained a bachelors and masters degree in Mathematics from Yale. His college roommate describes him as an incredibly astute man – consistently focused on his studies and incredibly driven. At Nabors, Tony Petrello success has been a skyrocket of a story. He served the company as both Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating officer for over two decades, from 1991 to 2001. This lengthy role is a testament to how driven Petrello is.
In his personal life, he is known as a philanthropist and a giver to his community. Tony Petrello married his college sweetheart Cynthia and the two had a child, Carena. Carena was born with a series neurological disease called periventricular leukomalacia or PVL. Tony and Cynthia Petrello then dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to contribute to the research and care of children that have neurological illnesses. The couple are one of the largest donors to Texas Children’s hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which focuses a large part of its efforts on research to help children that are born with neurological issues.
They have donated over six million dollars and also volunteer their time and talents to help Texas Children’s Institute thrive. Tony Petrello sits on the board of Texas Children’s Institute, where he utilizes his leadership skills and sharp mind for business to benefit the Institute’s goals.
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Livio Bisterzo is no stranger to brilliant ideas. The 35 year old native of Italy is setting the food industry aflame with Hippeas, his new line of delicious organic snacks. Hippeas is a product created by Livio Bistero’s Green Park Brands which efforts to offer delicious, healthy snacks that are environmentally friendly.
Green Park Brand’s Hippeas come in six delicious flavors and have become one of the fastest growing snack foods in the United States. Livio Bisterzo wanted to change the snack food industry completely. He studied the snacking habits of Americans and discovered which flavors will satisfy their cravings.
Read more: HIPPEAS: This Health Food Startup Geared Towards Millennials Is Giving Peas A Chance.
Besides having an innate business sense Livio Bisterzo also believes in giving back to the world. A portion of Hippeas profits are donated to Farm Africa to support African farmers. Bisterzo understands that we are living in an increasingly global world and that it is important for everyone to work together. Bisterzo also believes that millenneials understand this concept and want to support businesses that think globally
According to Livio Bisterzo himself, he has been an Entrepreneur since his college days. His entrepreneurial experience includes a London-based luxury men’s grooming range known as Kyoku. That business spread among 40 countries, including the United States. This was Livio’s first experience in international business. Livio also managed a drink brand called Little Miracles that successfully spread throughout Europe.
Livio Bisterzo drew on his vast experience to begin Green Park. Though he has learned much he continues to learn through his Green Park venture. One thing he has learned through the venture is to work closely with the manufacturer. Hippeas is an unusual product and can pose certain problems for manufacturers. He has learned that you must ask many questions and prepare for every eventuality in the food business.
Livio Bisterzo is an entrepreneur with a vision and a big heart. His uniquely delicious snack, Hippeas, is taking the snack food industry by storm. Through his philanthropy when he succeeds the entire globe succeeds.
Adam Milstein was born in 1952 in Haifa Israel. Both of his parents were immigrants, his mother immigrated to Israel from Mexico and his father immigrated to Israel from Argentina. His father was a combat sailer and later a real estate developer; his mother was a homemaker. Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense forces in 1971. He served in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. After his two years of service he enrolled in the Technion. He graduated with a Bachelors in Science in business and economics in 1978. While he was achieving his higher education, qAdam decided to work with his father to help further expand their real estate business. Milstein met his wife in 1974 and by 1981 they moved to the United States. Upon his arrival Adam decided to further his education and enrolled at the University of Southern California. He obtained his Master of business administration degree in 1983 and then began working real estate as an agent.
By the year 2000 Adam Milstien and his wife Gila established MFF (Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation). The foundation was implemented to help students connect with their Israeli heritage and further their Jewish Pride. The Milstein’s wanted these young students to be able to connect to their heritage and become advocates for the state of Israel. Since the fouding of MFF several other small grass roots groups have been forming on college campuses all across America. The Students Supporting Israel (SSI) support group began at the University of Minnesota. This group was formed to help students stand up for Israelis who were being demonized on campus. Support groups such as the Milstein family foundation and students supporting Israel have increased in numbers and are there to support young college students who want to understand more of their heritage.